Wallace Alexander Nelson
| || Date: 29 April 1856|
Place: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Son of John, comb factory manager, and Jean Nelson Dow |
Marriage and Family
|Married (1) 28 December 1877, Guestrow, Aberdeen (Evangelical Union Church) to Ann Middleton, daughter of Archibald and Angusina McLennan|
Children: one son and two daughters
Married (2) 21 January 1918, Registrar's General Office, Sydney, NSW to Nora Claire Cleary (born circa 1889), daughter of Francis Martin and Letitia Swan
|Date: 5 May 1943|
Place: Wollstonecraft, New South Wales, Australia
| Largely self educated|
|To London and contributed verse to newspapers at age 15 years|
Working as comb maker (journeyman) in 1877
Lecturer on freethought at Sheffield from 1883
Lecturer, editor of Stockwhip 1890, People’s Newspaper (Rockhampton) 1896
Became editor of Westralian Worker, resigned December 1902, then edited Kalgoorlie Sun and Figaro, Perth Democrat 1905, leader writer for Daily News
Freelance journalist in England 1914–1916, official immigration lecturer for WA Government and represented several WA newspapers
Returned to Sydney, editor of Australasian Manufacturer 1913 until 1943
Co-founded Australia-Made Preference League (1924), frequent contributor to Sydney Morning Herald after 1926
|24 June 1904|
|Search for speeches by Wallace Nelson|
- MLA Hannans 24 June 1904–27 October 1905
- Contested Capricornia (House of Representatives) March 1901
Member of the Radical Party
To Brisbane 1888
Arrived Kalgoorlie July 1901
|D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 152.|
|Bulletin, 9 November 1905.|
David Mossenson, 'Nathan, Sir Charles Samuel (1870–1936)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/nathan-sir-charles-samuel-7727/text13537, published first in hardcopy 1986, accessed online 24 December 2015.
Raeside, J. Golden Days, p. 100–105.
Rationalist, June 1943.
West Australian, 29 June 1904, 27 April, 19 and 20 May 1908, 7 May 1943.