This Day in History: 1904-08-05

Vernon Hamersley, owner of Haseley, near Culham, was elected a member of the State Legislative Council for the East Province at a by-election, following the death of Edward Keane. Hamersley held this seat until his death in 1946, being the longest serving member of the State Legislative Council.

Sources:
West Australian, 9 Aug. 1904, p.5.
Newcastle herald, 6 Aug. 1904, p.4.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.352.
Wikipedia: ‘Vernon Hamersley’ (viewed 10 April 2021): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Hamersley