• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: PR00564

van de Klashorst, June Dorothy

(1938 – )
  • Born 1 June, 1938, England, United Kingdom
  • Occupation Parliamentarian


June van de Klashorst was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Thirty-fourth Parliament of Western Australia as the member for Swan Hills on 6 February 1993 in succession to Gavan John Troy (retired). She was re-elected 1996 and defeated 10 February 2001.


June Dorothy Wellstead was born in England in 1938 to Cecil Wellstead, a bus driver, and his wife Ada. The family arrived in Western Australia in 1951, where June attended Princess May High School and Fremantle Technical School. She married Franciscus van de Klashorst in 1959, and they had two sons. June van de Klashorst worked in various secretarial and management capacities before training as a teacher. In 1985 she joined the Australian Liberal Party and was a founding member of the Gidgegannup branch. van de Klashorst was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the Western Australian Parliament for Swan Hills in 1993. She was re-elected in 1996, and defeated in 2001.


Published resources

  • Book Section
    • Making a Difference: Women in the West Australian Parliament 1921-1999, Black, David and Phillips, Harry, 2000
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