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Morton William Schell

Date: 13 July 1943
Place: Goomalling, Western Australia
Son of Roland William Schell, farmer, and Winifred Lilia Kenworthy
Marriage and Family
Married 30 August 1969, Goomalling to Cheryl Lynne Oversby, daughter of Joseph Oversby and Ruth Linda May McConkey
Children: two sons and one daughter
Church of England
Goomalling Primary School and Wesley College
Farmer, pilot and businessperson
Employment History
Farmed with family, wheat and sheep, on partnership basis at Goomalling 1960–1977, then in partnership with wife
Obtained pilot’s licence 1966, commercial pilot and flying instructor full time at Civil Flying School, Jandakot 1968–1970 and part-time 1971–1974, also competed in club and state flying competitions and member International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
In 1994 purchased Jetset Joondalup, working as manager and qualified international travel consultant
Represented Jetset WA on Jetset Council from July 2001
Country Party
Then National Country Party (NCP) then National Party
State Secretary Young Country Party 1967–1968
Branch president NCP 1978–1985
Secretary Parliamentary National Party 1987–1989
Date Elected
8 February 1986
Inaugural Speech
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Year Retired/Resigned
Mt Marshall
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Mt Marshall 8 February 1986–4 February 1989 (electorate abolished in redistribution)
  • Contested Moore 4 February 1989

  • Member Public Accounts and Expenditure Review Committee 1986–1989
Member Western Australian Farmers’ Federation and Primary Industry Association (PIA), Goomalling branch president 1976–1978 and 1982–1886
Represented PIA on Central West Regional Development Advisory Council 1984–1986
Previously member Junior Farmers, club president, District Council president and state executive exchange to Tasmania, 1966 and to Royal Show Sydney
Member Apex 1971–1983, club president 1973–1974, District Zone Governor 1977–1978, Zone president and National Board member 1979–1980
Member North Shore Kallaroo Rotary Club from 1990, president 1993–1994, then member Hillarys Rotary Club
President Goomalling Parents and Citizens 1983–1985
Past president Goomalling Historical Society
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p.230.