John McLarty

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John McLarty
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
28 June 1904 7 January 1909
Preceded by William Atkins
Succeeded by William George
Constituency Murray
Personal details
Bornc. 1842
Dardanup, Western Australia, Australia
Died7 January 1909
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

John Pollard McLarty (c. 1842 – 7 January 1909) was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1904 until his death, representing the seat of Murray.

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McLarty was born in Dardanup, in Western Australia's Peel region. He farmed by the Murray River, and in 1870 was elected to the Murray Road Board. From 1881 to 1890, McLarty served as managing director of the Kimberley Pastoralist Company, helping to establish Liveringa Station. He served as chairman of the West Kimberley Road Board in 1884. McLarty eventually returned to the Murray Valley to farm, where he was also a justice of the peace and an inspector for the Public Works Department. [1] He entered parliament at the 1904 state election, defeating the sitting member for Murray, William Atkins. He was subsequently re-elected at the 1905 and 1908 elections, running on each occasion as a Ministerialist (a supporter of the governments of Hector Rason and Newton Moore). [2] McLarty died in Perth in January 1909, after several months of poor health. [3] His younger brother, Edward McLarty, was also a member of parliament, as was his nephew, Sir Ross McLarty, who served as Premier of Western Australia from 1947 to 1953. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 John Pollard McLarty – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN   0730984095.
  3. "DEATH OF MR. J. P. MCLARTY", The West Australian , 8 January 1909.
Parliament of Western Australia
Preceded by
William Atkins
Member for Murray
1904–1909
Succeeded by
William George