Members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, 1939–1943

This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between the 1939 election and the 1943 election, together known as the 17th Parliament.

Name Party District Years in office
Arthur Abbott Ind. Nat./Nationalist North Perth 1939–1956
Claude Barker[3] Independent Irwin-Moore 1939
Horace Berry[3] Independent Irwin-Moore 1939–1947
Ignatius Boyle Country Avon 1935–1943
Florence Cardell-Oliver Nationalist Subiaco 1936–1956
Hon Philip Collier Labor Boulder 1905–1948
Aubrey Coverley[1] Labor Kimberley 1924–1953
Charles Cross Labor Canning 1933–1947
Victor Doney Country Williams-Narrogin 1928–1956
Thomas Fox Labor South Fremantle 1935–1951
Herb Graham[6] Labor East Perth 1943–1973
Albert Hawke Labor Northam 1933–1968
Bill Hegney Labor Pilbara 1939–1968
James Hegney Labor Middle Swan 1930–1947; 1950–1968
Leonard Hill Country Albany 1936–1956
Edward Holman[2] Labor Forrest 1939–1947
May Holman[2] Labor Forrest 1925–1939
Thomas Hughes[6] Independent East Perth 1922–1927; 1936–1943
William Johnson Labor Guildford-Midland 1901–1905; 1906–1917;
Norbert Keenan Nationalist Nedlands 1904–1911; 1930–1950
Lionel Kelly[4] Ind. Country Yilgarn-Coolgardie 1941–1968
George Lambert[4] Labor Yilgarn-Coolgardie 1917–1930; 1933–1941
Charles Latham[4] Country York 1921–1942
David Leahy Labor Hannans 1938–1948
James Mann Country Beverley 1930–1962
William Marshall Labor Murchison 1921–1952
Robert McDonald Nationalist West Perth 1933–1950
Ross McLarty Nationalist Murray-Wellington 1930–1962
Harry Millington Labor Mount Hawthorn 1924–1947
Ted Needham Labor Perth 1904–1905; 1933–1953
Hon Charles North Nationalist Claremont 1924–1956
Emil Nulsen[1] Labor Kanowna 1932–1962
William Patrick Country Greenough 1930–1943
Charles Perkins[4] Country York 1942–1962
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 Labor Brown Hill-Ivanhoe 1932–1950
John Henry Smith Nationalist Nelson 1921–1936; 1939–1943
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
Lucien Triat Labor Mount Magnet 1939–1950
Frederick Warner Country Mount Marshall 1933–1943
Arthur Watts Country Katanning 1935–1962
Arthur Wilson Labor Collie 1908–1947
Hon John Willcock Labor Geraldton 1917–1947
William Willmott Nationalist Sussex 1938–1947
Hon Frank Wise Labor Gascoyne 1933–1951
Frederick Withers Labor Bunbury 1924–1947


1 On 29 March 1939, Aubrey Coverley, the member for Kimberley was appointed as Minister for the North-West in the Willcock Ministry, whilst Emil Nulsen, the member for Kanowna, was appointed Minister for Justice and Minister for Railways. Both were therefore required to resign and contest ministerial by-elections on 5 April 1939, in which both were returned unopposed.
2 On 20 March 1939, the Labor member for Forrest, May Holman, died after a car crash. Her brother, Edward Holman, won the resulting by-election on 20 May 1939—the third family member in a row to hold the seat, as their father, John Holman, had held it from a 1923 by-election until his death in 1925.
3 On 2 August 1939, the Independent member for Irwin-Moore, Claude Barker, resigned. The Independent candidate, Horace Berry, won the resulting by-election on 9 September 1939.
4 On 30 June 1941, the Labor member for Yilgarn-Coolgardie, George Lambert, died. Independent Country candidate Lionel Kelly won the resulting by-election on 9 August 1941.
5 On 7 October 1942, the Country member for York, Charles Latham, resigned after being appointed to fill a Senate vacancy. Country candidate Charles Perkins won the resulting by-election on 21 November 1942.
6 On 15 July 1943, the Independent member for East Perth, Thomas Hughes, resigned to contest the Federal seat of Perth at the 1943 federal election. Labor candidate Herb Graham won the resulting by-election on 14 August 1943.