POLITICS

 

Old Haleians' involvement with the Government of Western Australia has been significant.

Below is a list of Notable Old Haleians in the field of politics with links to further information where possible. If you know of an Old Haleian who you believe should be included, contact our Manager, Judy Greaney, on (08) 9347 0169 or by email at oldhale@hale.wa.edu.au

Name

Achievement

Year

Richard Court

26th Premier of WA 

1993-2001

Hendy Cowan 

Leader of the National Party (WA)1979-2001
Bruce Donaldson

Member of WA Legislative Council

Member of WA Liberal Party

1993


Peter Dowding

24th Premier of WA

1988-1990

Alexander Forrest CMG

Member for the Kimberley / West Kimberley 1887 / 1901 1887. Mayor of Perth 1893-95 and 1898-1900

1901-1902
Lord John Forrest, GCMG, PC

First Premier of WA
First Federal Treasurer

Acting Prime Minister

 

1890-1901

 

1908

 

Sir Victor Garland KBE

Australian High Commissioner - UK

Liberal Party member of the House of Representatives

1981-1983

1969-1981

 

Brian Greig

 

Federal Senate - Democrats

 

1998-2005

 

Hugh Halbert

 

Liberal Party member for Moore

 

1958-1961

 

Air Marshall Sir Colin Hannah KCMG KCVO KBE CB

Royal Australian Air Force

Chief of the Air Staff,

Governor of Queensland

 

1970

1972-1977

Sir Walter James, KCMG, KC

5th Premier of WA1902-1904

Edward Bertram Johnson

Federal Senator1938-1942
George Leake, CMG,QC

3rd Premier of WA

(27 May 1901 - 21 November 1901

23 December 1901 - 24 June 1902)  MLA for Roebourne, Albany, West Perth

 

Sir Duncan Ross McLarty KBE MM17th Premier of WA

1947-1953

Peter Nattrass Lord Mayor of Perth

1995-2007

Hubert Parker DSO VD

Member for NE Fremantle

Member for Metropolitan-Surburban Province

1930-1933

1934-1954

 

Sir Stephen Parker KCMG Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

1906-1914

 

Charles Veryard

City of Perth Councillor

Lord Mayor of Perth

1927-1964

1964-1967

Terry Waldron Nationals Member for Waginincumbent
Frances Willmott  MLC Liberal Member1955-1974
Charles WittenoomState Legislative Council1928-1940
Sir Edward Wittenoom

Member for Geraldton / North Province 1883 / 98 - 1902 / 26
Agent General for West Australia in London 1898-1901

1865