Stan Lapham

Stanley Edward Lapham (born 21 April 1908 in Kalgoorlie[1] – died 14 December 1987[2]) was a Labor politician from Western Australia. He held the seat of North Perth in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 14 February 1953,[3] losing it to Liberal Ray O'Connor in 1959. He unsuccessfully contested the seat of Karrinyup in 1962 and 1965. He finally won in 1968 and held it until 1974.[2]

In 1953 he was awarded the Queen's Coronation Medal.[4]

In 1957 Lapham joined with Bill Grayden, Pastor Doug Nicholls and others in an expedition to the Warburton Ranges in central Australia to highlight the poor health of Australian Aborigines.[5] The party produced a film which showed malnourished people in the region.[6]


  1. ^ "Private Stanley Edward Lapham WX9984". Department of Veteran Affairs. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b Black, David; Bolton, Geoffrey (2001). Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume Two, 1930-1990 (Revised ed.). Parliament House: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0731697839.
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly since 1890: An Alphabetical Listing" (PDF). Parliamentary Library Western Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Queen Gives Coronation Medals To Many In West Australia". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 3 June 1953. p. 14. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  5. ^ Haebich, Anna (2000). Broken Circles: Fragmenting Indigenous Families, 1800-2000. Fremantle Arts Press. p. 438.
  6. ^ Clark, Jennifer (2011). Aborigines & Activism: Race, Aborigines & The Coming of the Sixties to Australia. UWA Press. p. 74.