Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John Joseph Higham
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 14 September 1856 Place Fremantle, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Son of John Henry, baker and merchant, and Mary Ann Phipps and brother of Edward Henry Higham
Marriage and Family
Married 5 January 1882, Johnston Memorial Church, Fremantle to Edith Elizabeth Bateman (born 20 August 1857); daughter of John and Rachel (White?)
Children: five sons and one daughter
Death
Date 23 July 1927Place Fremantle, Western Australia
Cemetery Fremantle Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Congregational
Education
Educated Fremantle Boys’ School, Bishop Hale’s School, Perth and Camden Collegiate School, Sydney
Occupation
Real estate agent
Employment History
Joined mother in business as produce merchant, M Higham and Sons
Later became estate agent
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
18 July 1896
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1904
Electorate
Fremantle
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Fremantle 18 July 1896 (by-election)–28 June 1904
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Foundation member of Fremantle Chamber of Council
WA Shipping Association
Chairman, Technical School Advisory Board
Member 1st Fremantle Hospital Board
Volunteer Fire Brigade 1885
Fremantle Municipal Council 1890–1897
Qualifications
References
Battye I, p. 747.
BDWA II.
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. 99.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 19 January 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FB00009277
Twentieth Century Impressions, p. 31.
West Australian, 25 July 1927.
Further Information
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