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About 300 friends Valentino Rockstud Flats and supporters have attended Perth's St George's Cathedral to pay their respects to the late Kim Edward Beazley.

Present and former members of the Western Australian and federal parliaments are attending the state funeral for Mr Beazley Senior.

He died in hospital at Valentino Rockrunner Sneakers Claremont last week, aged 90.

Mr Beazley served as an Labor MP for more than 30 years.

His son, retiring federal Labor MP Kim Beazley Jnr, spoke with emotion at the funeral.

He said his father was a great parliamentarian from a great era whose priorities were justice for and the advancement of Indigenous Australians.

"He was always in trouble, he was always on the verge of expulsion [from the Labor Party]," he said.

"It wasn't as tolerant an era as the contemporary era.

"You can say anything in politics now and your party's anxious you don't leave your seat; in those days they were only too anxious to get you out of it.

"We shall miss him for the rest of our lives."Devoted to pursuit of knowledgeIn his eulogy, Professor Peter Tannock spoke of his friend and mentor as a man with a formidable knowledge and an excellent sense of humour.

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"The beauty of his mind was complemented by his humility and an excellent sense of humour."

He said Mr Beazley will be remembered for his outstanding contribution to education as a teacher and a parliamentarian.

Mr Beazley succeeded former prime minister John Curtin in the seat of Fremantle at the end of World War II and served as education minister in the Whitlam government.

He introduced free tertiary education and the Schools Commission

Former Labor prime ministers Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke and Paul Keating, along with WA Premier Alan Carpenter and other state MPs, are among the dignitaries who attended today's service.

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