Joseph John Holmes
| || Date: 24 May 1866|
Place: Mandurah, Western Australia
|Son of Robert, police constable, and Maria Wilson |
Marriage and Family
| Married 17 August 1897, St Michael’s Church, Wollongong, NSW to Marjorie Jane Tighe (born circa 1872), daughter of Joseph Conlon and Isabella Neil|
Children: two sons and two daughters
|Date: 25 April 1942|
Place: Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
|Church of England|
|Butcher and farmer|
|From 1884 storeman, 1887 joined butcher’s firm, founded by brothers|
1897–1931 pastoralist, part-owner with JA Kilfoyle of Rosewood Station, East Kimberley
Owned Homewood Station, 40,000 acres near Mingenew
|Liberal to 1914 later Independent|
|5 May 1897|
|Search for speeches by Joseph Holmes|
- MLA East Fremantle 5 May 1897–28 June 1904, 27 October 1905–24 April 1906 (election in 1905 declared void, seat declared vacant)
- MLC North Province 21 March 1914 (by-election)–25 April 1942
- Contested East Fremantle 28 June 1904
- After 1914 by-election victory re-elected unopposed until death
- Commissioner for Railways May–November 1901
|Patron East Fremantle Football Club|
Fremantle Municipal Council 1893–1898
Mayor of Fremantle 1910 (for a few days)
Supported Forrest 1897, opposed 1898–1900
|Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1890-1930, p. 100-101.|
G.C. Bolton, History of the Kimberley Pastoral Industry, USWA, 1954.
Kimberly, p. 197–98.
Twentieth Century Impressions, p. 31–32.
West Australian, 27 April 1942.
Who's Who in Australia(1941)