Tom Bateman

Thomas Henry Bateman (6 December 1922 – 27 September 2003) was the Labor Party member for the Electoral district of Canning in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1968 to 1986.

Thomas Henry Bateman
Born6 December 1922
Died27 September 2003(2003-09-27) (aged 80)
Spouse(s)Jean Middleton

He was born in Fremantle, Western Australia to George Arthur Robert Bateman (farmer) and Ellen Jane Back,[1] and grew up in Toodyay.

Bateman married Jean Middleton on 3 July 1948 at the Methodist church in Donnybrook; they had four children.[1]

He died on 27 September 2003, and was buried at Fremantle Cemetery.[2][3]

The Tom Bateman Wetlands in the City of Gosnells are named after him. They play an important role in maintaining the health of the Canning River.[4]


  1. ^ a b Extract from Hansard (PDF), 14 October 2003
  2. ^ "Thomas Henry Bateman". Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Summary Of Record Information - Thomas Henry Bateman". Metropolitan Cemeteries Board. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Tom Bateman Wetlands, Langford". City of Gosnells. Retrieved 31 January 2016.