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Members’ biographical register


Ernest George Henty


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 17 September 1862
Place: Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Son of Richmond, squatter, and Agnes Barbara Reed
Marriage and Family
Married 12 June 1890, St Matthews Church, Albury, NSW to Katherine Mary Harvie Alberta Cobham, daughter of Francis McRae
Children: two sons and one daughter
Death
Date: 25 June 1895
Place: Coolgardie, Western Australia
Cemetery: Unknown
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Occupation
Clerk, journalist, farmer and businessperson
Employment History
Began career as clerk in James Henty & Co, spent some years with firm in Fiji
1883 to Melbourne, joined
World newspaper
Reporter on Melbourne
Daily Telegraph
1885–1890 editor
Upper Murray and Mitta Herald, Tallangatta
Occupation given as grazier at time of marriage
Soon after marriage came to WA and with brother-in-law opened Henty, Cobham & Co
Wine and spirit agent and tea agent, commission agent
By 1895 branches in Geraldton, Southern Cross and Coolgardie
Also took great interest in mining
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Party
Date Elected
16 July 1894
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Ernest Henty
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1895
Electorate
Central
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Central Province 16 July 1894–25 June 1895
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
1883 to Melbourne
Soon after marriage came to WA
Qualifications
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 97.
Burke, 1
West Australian, 27 June 1895.
Wise (1895-96)
Further Information
Bibliography

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