Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
William Locke Brockman
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 1802 Place Kent, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
To WA by Minstrel, January 1830
Parents
Son of Reverend Julius
Marriage and Family
Married 1827 to Ann Frances Elizabeth Hamersley (born circa 1809 and died 5 March 1876)
Children: six sons and three daughters
Father of Edmund Ralph Brockman and Henry Brockman
Death
Date 28 November 1872Place Herne Hill, Western Australia
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Farmer, Romney Marsh, Kent
Granted 20,160 acres. Established Herne Hill, Swan district
Wheatgrowing
1837 established mill

From circa 1845 exported horses to India
Acquired Seabrook (near Northam) and Cheriton (near Gingin)
House
MLC
Local Government Service
1842 member of Swan and Central Roads Committees
Swan Road Board chairman 1871–1872
Party
Date Elected
1839
Inaugural Speech
-No Hansard available
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1872
Electorate
Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Nominated MLC 1839–1840, May 1868–July 1870
  • MLC 28 June–28 November 1872
  • Contested Swan 26 October 1870
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
1831 foundation member Swan Agricultural Society
Justice of the Peace, 1833
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. 5.
A. Burton, The Story of the Swan District 1843–1938 (Perth, 1938)
Alfred H. Chate, 'Brockman, William Locke (1802–1872)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/brockman-william-locke-1828/text2099, published first in hardcopy 1966, accessed online 14 December 2015. Includes a family tree.
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume I. A-C, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
Herald, 7 December 1872.
Inquirer, 4 December 1872.
R. Johnston, William Locke Brockman: A Portrait (Nedlands 1982)
Further Information
Bibliography

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