Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Edward Henry Higham
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 26 July 1846 Place Eydon, Brackley, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 1853 with parents
Parents
Son of John, baker, and Mary Ann Phipps and brother of John Joseph Higham
Marriage and Family
Married 27 April 1880, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Alice (born 4 September 1852), daughter of George Glyde and Alice (nee Draper), later wife of William Silas Pearse
Children: three sons and one daughter
Death
Date 20 April 1885Place Fremantle, Western Australia
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
Congregational
Education
1859 left school to help widowed mother carry on small business
Occupation
Businessperson
Employment History
Circa 1870 partner in firm
Chairman Fremantle Building Society 1875–1885
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Fremantle Town Council 1872–1876, 1878–1882; chairman 1883
Fremantle Road Board chairman 1873
Party
Date Elected
10 February 1880
Inaugural Speech
-Higham, Edward Henry, Address-in-Reply, 1881.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1884
Electorate
Fremantle
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Fremantle 10 February 1880–21 October 1884
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
1873 member Fremantle Chamber of Commerce
Member Fremantle Board of Education 1876
Involved in Volunteer Movement
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. 14.
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume II, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
Inquirer, 22 April, 6 May 1885.
West Australian, 22 April 1885.
Further Information
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