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Gabriel Thomas Dadour

Principal Honours
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) awarded 26 January 2001 for service to the community of Subiaco, particularly as a general practitioner, to local government and to the Western Australian Parliament.
Centenary Medal awarded 1 January 2001 awarded for service to the community through local government and the parliament
Date: 19 April 1925
Place: Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Arrival in WA
8 January 1953
Alexander Elias Dadour, clerk, and Nabeeha Cannon Zazbeck
Marriage and Family
Married 18 July 1953, St Margaret’s Church, Nedlands to Lesley Joan Clarke, daughter of Robert Edward and Elsie May Rooke
Children: two sons and two daughters
Divorced September 1982
Married 10 December 1982 to Betty Elaine Davey Douglas, daughter of Archibald Roy and Florence Irene Lalor
No children
Date: 17 March 2011
Place: Hollywood Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Church of England
Cleveland Primary School and High School and Sydney Boys High School, Sydney, New South Wales
University of Sydney–Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Employment History
Enlisted Royal Australian Naval Reserve 19 April 1945
From Ordinary Seaman to Able Seaman
Served on HMAS Hobart 6 November 1945–3 September 1946, HMAS LST3008 4–8 September 1946, HMAS Waree 19–29 October 1946
In British Occupational Forces Japan
Discharged 15 November 1946
Residency 1953–1956
General practice in Subiaco from 4 January 1957 and continued throughout and after parliamentary career
Local Government Service
Subiaco City Council April 1967–October 1977
Joined Liberal party 1970
Resigned 1984 and sat as Independent in Parliament until 1986
Date Elected
20 February 1971
Inaugural Speech
Dadour, Gabriel Thomas, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
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Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLA Subiaco 20 February 1971–8 February 1986

  • Member Library Committee 1971–1979
  • Member Select Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs 24 August 1983–8 May 1984
Member Australian Medical Association
Special interest in sports medicine and honourable patron of Subiaco Football Club
Honourable life member Subiaco Football Club 1966 and Junior Football Club 1967, also Police and Citizens Association 1966
Honourable Freeman of City of Subiaco 1986

Received Merit Australian Football League Award September 1988, Outstanding Voluntary Service to Football Award from Western Australian Football Commission November 1998 and Australian Sports Medal 2000
Tom Dadour Community Centre established in Subiaco September 2000
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
David Black, and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia volume two, 1930-2010, Perth: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, 2011, p. 61.
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