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For Peace, Order and Good Government: The first Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
Early proposals
Six colonies
Drafting a constitution
Declaration of the Commonwealth
Conducting the first Federal election
Who could vote?
The election campaign
9 May 1901
The royal visit
The first federal parliamentarians
Ministry of May, 1901
Edmund Barton
Political parties
Legislative program
Relationship between the houses

Members of the First Parliament

Elias Solomon

Elias Solomon (1839-1909)

Member for Fremantle (Western Australia) 1901-1903

Elias Solomon was born in London, England. He arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia from South Australia in 1868 and established a business as an auctioneer and general merchant. Active in municipal politics, Solomon was three times Mayor of Fremantle in the 1890s. He was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for South Fremantle 1892-1901.

In 1901 Solomon was elected to represent the federal seat of Fremantle in the House of Representatives as a Freetrader.  He was defeated in the election of 1903 and retired from politics.

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