1961 and an election is called. Doug works hard to be re-elected but having won in 1958 by such a small margin, it was always going to be a tough battle.Doug was unsuccessful, losing by less than 300 votes.
Doug’s maiden speech. Frequent flights to Canberra for sittings of parliament and many speeches made, and questions asked, by Doug in his time in parliament.
Newly elected Federal Member for Stirling, Doug Cash, and family to Canberra for the Opening of 23rd Parliament. Back at home, life as a local MP is busy with many community engagements.
In 1958 Doug stands as Liberal candidate for Stirling in the Federal Election. A family effort and a close-fought battle but Doug narrowly wins against C H Webb. Congratulations all round.
Doug is enlisted into the War in April 1940 and in September is sent to 28th Infantry Battalion in Perth. Training, vaccinations, infantry battle practice and a big parade before call-up to the RAAF.
Kalgoorlie (1939) I arrived in Kalgoorlie on Thursday 26 January 1939. I was met at the station by the Post Office mailroom supervisor, “Paddy” McMorrow. Mr McMorrow took me up to where he had made arrangements for me to stay with Mrs Quealy and her family. The house was located