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|Member of the Legislative Council |
of Western Australia
22 May 1908 –21 May 1914
|Preceded by||William Loton|
|Succeeded by||Charles Baxter|
|Born||16 March 1867|
Northam, Western Australia, Australia
|Died||18 July 1954 87) (aged|
Northam, Western Australia, Australia
Thomas Henry Wilding (16 March 1867 – 18 July 1954) was an Australian politician who was a member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1908 to 1914, representing East Province.
The Western Australian Legislative Council is the upper house of the Parliament of Western Australia, a state of Australia. It is regarded as a house of review for legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly, the lower house. The two Houses of Parliament sit in Parliament House in the state capital, Perth.
East Province was an electoral province of the Legislative Council of Western Australia between 1894 and 1950. It elected three members throughout its existence.
Wilding was born in Northam, Western Australia, to Rose Ann (née Gaffney) and Thomas Wilding. He inherited his father's property at Mokine (near Clackline), where he bred lambs, Clydesdale horses, Jersey cows, and Berkshire pigs. Prominent in local agricultural circles, Wilding first stood for parliament at the 1907 Legislative Council by-election in East Province. He was defeated by George Throssell (a former premier), but stood again at the main election the following year and was elected in place of the retiring William Loton. Wilding left parliament at the expiration of his six-year term in 1914. Outside of politics, he served as president of the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia from 1909 to 1928. Wilding died in Northam in 1954, aged 87. He had married Elizabeth Elena Christie in 1918, with whom he had three daughters.
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