Members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, 1905–1908

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This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between the 1905 elections and the 1908 elections, together known as the Sixth Parliament.

NameParty District Years in office
William Angwin [6] Labor East Fremantle 1904–1905; 1906–1927
Edward Barnett Ministerial Albany 1905–1909
Thomas Bath Labor Brown Hill 1902–1914
Harry Bolton Labor North Fremantle 1904–1917
James Brebber Ministerial North Perth 1905–1908
Harry Brown Ministerial Perth 1904–1911
Thomas Brown [7] Labor Geraldton 1906–1908
William Butcher Ministerial Gascoyne 1901–1911; 1915–1917
Henry Carson [7] Ministerial Geraldton 1904–1906; 1908–1911
Philip Collier Labor Boulder 1905–1948
Frank Cowcher Ministerial Williams 1904–1911
Henry Daglish Ministerial [10] Subiaco 1901–1911
Arthur Davies [3] Ministerial South Fremantle 1906–1911
Arthur Diamond [3] Ministerial South Fremantle 1901–1906
Thomas Draper [9] Ministerial West Perth 1907–1911; 1917–1921
William Eddy [2] Ministerial Coolgardie 1905–1908
John Ewing Ministerial Collie 1901–1904; 1905–1908
John Foulkes Ministerial Claremont 1902–1911
William Gordon Ministerial Canning 1901–1911
Hon Henry Gregory Ministerial Menzies 1897–1911
Arthur Gull Ministerial Swan 1905–1908
John Hardwick Ministerial East Perth 1904–1911; 1914–1921
Thomas Hayward Ministerial Wellington 1901–1911
Edward Heitmann Labor Cue 1904–1913; 1914–1917
John Sydney Hicks Ministerial Roebourne 1901–1908
John Holman Labor Murchison 1901–1921; 1923–1925
Joseph Holmes [6] Ministerial East Fremantle 1897–1904; 1905–1906
Austin Horan Labor Yilgarn 1904–1911
Charles Hudson Labor Dundas 1905–1921
Frederick Illingworth [9] Ministerial West Perth 1894–1904; 1905–1907
James Isdell [5] Ministerial Pilbara 1903–1906
William Johnson [4] Labor Guildford 1901–1905; 1906–1917;
1924–1948
Hon Norbert Keenan [1] Ind / Min Kalgoorlie 1905–1911; 1930–1950
Charles Layman Ministerial Nelson 1904–1914
Patrick Lynch [8] Labor Mount Leonora 1904–1906
Arthur Male Ministerial Kimberley 1905–1917
John McLarty Ministerial Murray 1904–1909
Hon James Mitchell Ministerial Northam 1905–1933
Frederick Monger Ministerial York 1892–1903; 1905–1914
Hon Newton Moore Ministerial Bunbury 1904–1911
Samuel Moore Ministerial Irwin 1904–1914
Hon Frederick Henry Piesse Ministerial Katanning 1890–1909
Hon James Price [1] Ministerial Fremantle 1905–1910
Hon Timothy Quinlan Ministerial Toodyay 1890–1894; 1897–1911
Hon Sir Cornthwaite Rason [4] Ministerial Guildford 1897–1906
John Scaddan Labor Ivanhoe 1904–1917; 1919–1924;
1930–1933
Edmund Smith Ministerial Beverley 1905–1908
Patrick Stone Ministerial Greenough 1901–1904; 1905–1908
Julian Stuart [8] Labor Mount Leonora 1906–1908
George Taylor Labor Mount Margaret 1901–1930
Michael Troy Labor Mount Magnet 1904–1939
Henry Underwood [5] Labor Pilbara 1906–1924
John Veryard Ministerial Balcatta 1905–1908; 1914–1921
Thomas Walker Labor Kanowna 1905–1932
Francis Ware Labor Hannans 1905–1911
Albert Wilson Labor / Ind Forrest 1904–1908
Hon Frank Wilson Ministerial Sussex 1897–1901; 1904–1917

Notes

1 James Price (Fremantle) and Norbert Keenan (Kalgoorlie) were appointed by the Premier, Newton Moore, as Minister for Works and Attorney-General respectively on 7 May 1906. Both were therefore required to resign and contest ministerial by-elections on 25 May 1906, at which both were returned.
2 Following the 1905 state election, Ministerial member William Eddy, who had won the seat of Coolgardie by 23 votes against Labor's Charles McDowall in a three-candidate contest, faced a by-election after a petition was lodged against his return. He resigned on 27 April 1906, and was returned at the by-election on 9 July 1906 with a majority of 100 against McDowall.
3 The member for South Fremantle, Arthur Diamond, died on 22 June 1906. Arthur Davies won the resulting by-election on 16 July 1906.
4 Sir Cornthwaite Rason, the Ministerialist member for Guildford and former Premier, resigned on 27 June 1906 to take up the position of Agent-General for Western Australia in London. At the resulting by-election on 16 July 1906, Labor candidate William Johnson won the seat.
5 On 27 June 1906, the member for Pilbara, James Isdell, resigned his seat. At the resulting by-election on 23 July 1906, Labor candidate Henry Underwood won the seat.
6 Following the 1905 state election, Ministerial member Joseph Holmes, who had won the seat of East Fremantle by 20 votes (1.0%) against Labor's William Angwin, faced a by-election after a petition was upheld against his return on 24 October 1906. He was defeated by Angwin at the by-election on 13 November 1906, who won 71.37% of the vote.
7 Following the 1905 state election, Ministerial member Henry Carson, who had won the seat of Geraldton by 26 votes (Black (1997) notes some sources say 12 votes) against Labor's Thomas Brown, faced a by-election after a petition was upheld against his return on 26 October 1906. He was defeated by Brown at the by-election on 21 November 1906 by 19 votes.
8 On 2 November 1906, the Labor member for Mount Leonora, Patrick Lynch, resigned his seat. At the resulting by-election on 13 November 1906, Labor member Julian Stuart was returned unopposed.
9 On 13 August 1907, the member for West Perth, Frederick Illingworth, resigned his seat. At the resulting by-election on 2 September 1907, National Political League candidate Thomas Draper won the seat, and joined the Ministerial group in the Legislative Assembly.
10 Henry Daglish, the former Labor Premier and member for Subiaco, resigned from the Labor Party before the 1905 election, and was elected under an "Independent Labor" designation.

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