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Edward Hamersley


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 1 September 1835
Place: Paris, France
Arrival in WA
To WA with family 28 February 1837 on Shepherd
Parents
Son of Edward Hamersley, farmer, and Anne Louise (Elvira) Corneille
Brother of Samuel Richard Hamersley and brother-in-law of John Forrest, Charles and Andrew Dempster
Marriage and Family
Married 4 February 1867, St Matthew’s Church, Guildford to Jane McLean Dempster (born 19 March 1840), daughter of James McLean and Ann Ellen Pratt
Children: seven sons and three daughters
Widowed 1 April 1913
Death
Date: 14 January 1921
Place: York, Western Australia
Cemetery: Northam Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated France and England
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Pastoralist 1853 managed family horse station at Richmond, Williams district
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Party
Date Elected
24 December 1890
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1894
Electorate
Toodyay
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Nominated MLC 24 December 1890–June 1894
  • Contested East Province 16 July 1894
  • MLC Toodyay 29 September 1874–6 October 1875 (resigned); York 11 February 1880–27 October 1884
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
To France 1843–1850; to WA again 1850
Owned Pyrton near Guildford
Later owned Wilberforce and Woodside, York
Qualifications
References
Battye II, p. 485–86
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 88
BDWA II
Eastern Districts Chronicle, 21 January 1921
Western Mail, 10 February 1921
Who's Who in Australia, (1906)
Further Information
Bibliography
The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review : descriptive and biographical facts, figures and illustrations : an epitome of progress. Vol. II