Members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, 1936–1939

This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between the 1936 election and the 1939 election, together known as the 16th Parliament.

Name Party District Years in office
Ignatius Boyle Country Avon 1935–1943
Edmund Brockman[4] Nationalist Sussex 1933–1938
Florence Cardell-Oliver Nationalist Subiaco 1936–1956
Hon Philip Collier Labor Boulder 1905–1948
Aubrey Coverley Labor Kimberley 1924–1953
Charles Cross Labor Canning 1933–1947
Victor Doney Country Williams-Narrogin 1928–1956
Clarence Doust Independent Nelson 1936–1939
Percy Ferguson Country Irwin-Moore 1927–1939
Thomas Fox Labor South Fremantle 1935–1951
Albert Hawke[2] Labor Northam 1933–1968
James Hegney Labor Middle Swan 1930–1947; 1950–1968
Leonard Hill Country Albany 1936–1956
May Holman Labor Forrest 1925–1939
Thomas Hughes[6] Ind. Labor East Perth 1922–1927; 1936–1943
William Johnson Labor Guildford-Midland 1901–1905; 1906–1917;
Norbert Keenan Nationalist Nedlands 1904–1911; 1930–1950
George Lambert Labor Yilgarn-Coolgardie 1917–1930; 1933–1941
Charles Latham Country York 1921–1942
David Leahy[6] Labor Hannans 1938–1948
Robert McDonald Nationalist West Perth 1933–1950
Ross McLarty Nationalist Murray-Wellington 1930–1962
James Mann Country Beverley 1930–1962
William Marshall Labor Murchison 1921–1952
Hon Harry Millington Labor Mount Hawthorn 1924–1947
Hon Selby Munsie[6] Labor Hannans 1911–1938
Ted Needham Labor Perth 1904–1905; 1933–1953
Charles North Nationalist Claremont 1924–1956
Emil Nulsen Labor Kanowna 1932–1962
Alexander Panton[5] Labor Leederville 1924–1951
William Patrick Country Greenough 1930–1943
Howard Raphael Labor Victoria Park 1930–1944
Alec Rodoreda Labor Roebourne 1933–1958
Richard Sampson Country Swan 1921–1944
Harrie Seward Country Pingelly 1933–1950
Harry Shearn Ind. Nat. Maylands 1936–1951
Joseph Sleeman Labor Fremantle 1924–1959
Frederick Smith[3] Labor Brown Hill-Ivanhoe 1932–1950
James MacCallum Smith Nationalist North Perth 1914–1939
Sydney Stubbs Country Wagin 1911–1947
Herbert Styants Labor Kalgoorlie 1936–1956
Lindsay Thorn Country Toodyay 1930–1959
John Tonkin Labor North-East Fremantle 1933–1977
Hon Michael Troy Labor Mount Magnet 1904–1939
Frederick Warner Country Mount Marshall 1933–1943
Arthur Watts Country Katanning 1935–1962
Frank Welsh Nationalist Pilbara 1933–1939
John Willcock Labor Geraldton 1917–1947
William Willmott[4] Nationalist Sussex 1938–1947
Arthur Wilson Labor Collie 1908–1947
Frank Wise Labor Gascoyne 1933–1951
Frederick Withers Labor Bunbury 1924–1947


1 Two months into his term, the election of the Independent member for East Perth, Thomas Hughes, was declared void as he had been an undischarged bankrupt at the time of the poll. A by-election was called for 9 May 1936. Hughes, who had resolved his status in the interim, and the defeated member and former minister James Kenneally contested it, with Hughes once again securing the seat.
2 On 13 May 1936, Albert Hawke was appointed Minister for Employment and Labour, as a result of Kenneally's defeat in East Perth. He was therefore required to resign and contest a ministerial by-election on 22 May 1936, at which he was returned unopposed.
3 On 27 August 1936, Frederick Smith was appointed Minister for Justice and Railways in the new Willcock Ministry. He was therefore required to resign and contest a ministerial by-election on 4 September 1936, at which he was returned unopposed.
4 On 4 January 1938, the Nationalist member for Sussex, Edmund Brockman, died. Nationalist candidate William Willmott won the resulting by-election on 12 February 1938.
5 On 24 March 1938, Alexander Panton was appointed Minister for Health in the Willcock Ministry. He was therefore required to resign and contest a ministerial by-election on 9 April 1938, at which he was successful.
6 On 12 March 1938, the Labor member for Hannans, Selby Munsie, died. Labor candidate David Leahy won the resulting by-election on 5 May 1938.


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