Holman in the 1920s
|Member of the Western Australian Parliament|
3 April 1925 – 20 March 1939
|Preceded by||John Holman|
|Succeeded by||Edward Holman|
Mary Alice Holman
18 July 1893
Broken Hill, New South Wales
|Died||20 March 1939 (aged 45)|
Bunbury, Western Australia
|Resting place||Karrakatta Cemetery|
|Political party||Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Joseph Gardiner (1914–1920)|
Holman was born in the New South Wales mining town of Broken Hill. She was the daughter of John Holman, a politician. When she was aged two, her father and mother, Katherine Mary (née Row), moved the family to Western Australia.
On the death of her father, who had held the seat of Forrest in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since December 1923, May Holman was nominated the Labor candidate and was elected unopposed on 3 April 1925, and held it until her death on the day of her fourth re-election.
After Holman's death, her brother Edward Holman was elected to her old Parliamentary seat of Forrest.
- "A Secret Marriage. Petition for divorce". The West Australian. 4 December 1919. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Watson, Judyth; Australian Labor Party. Western Australian Branch; Watson, Judyth (1994), We hold up half the sky : the voices of Western Australian ALP women in Parliament, Australian Labor party (W.A. Branch), ISBN 978-1-875317-23-3 – May Holman – biography and reproduction of a key parliamentary speech pp 13 -28
- Holman, May; Watson, Judyth (1995), Remarks of an inexperienced traveller abroad, J. Watson, retrieved 2 April 2012 – 19 articles published in a newspaper of the Melbourne Herald Group and 5 letters written while substitute delegate to the Assembly of the League of Nations in 1930.
- "MISS MAY HOLMAN, M.L.A. DEAD". The Barrier Miner (HOME ed.). Broken Hill, NSW. 21 March 1939. p. 1. Retrieved 2 April 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
- "The Late Miss May Holman". The Sunday Times. Perth. 26 March 1939. p. 13 Section: SPORTING SECTION. Retrieved 2 April 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
- Brown, Margaret (2006). "Holman, Mary Alice (May) (1893–1939)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 13 March 2008 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
- Holman, (Mary) May Alice in The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
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