Newton Moore

Sir Newton James Moore (17 May 1870 – 28 October 1936) was the 8th Premier of Western Australia from 7 May 1906 until 16 September 1910.[1] He became the premier when Rason resigned. He resigned as premier in 1910 and moved to London to become agent-general for Western Australia.[2] During World War I he joined the Australian Army as an officer. After the war he was elected to the British House of Commons, taking over former Australian Prime Minister Sir George Reid's seat. In his first speech to the parliament he said that women should be able to become members of parliament.[2]


Newton Moore
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Sir Newton Moore
8th Premier of Western Australia
In office
7 May 1906 – 16 September 1910
Preceded byCornthwaite Rason
Succeeded byFrank Wilson
ConstituencyBunbury, Western Australia
Personal details
Born17 May 1870
Fremantle, Western Australia
Died28 October 1936
London, England
Political partyMinisterial Party (Conservative)
Spouse(s)Isabel Lowrie
Company director


  1. "Premiers of Western Australia". Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2012. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adams, David (1986). "Moore, Sir Newton James (1870–1936)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved on 4 June 2012.