Richard William Pennefather
| || Date: Circa 16 July 1851 (1853)|
Place: Near Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland
Arrival in WA
|Emigrated to Australia when young. To WA 1896|
|Son of Frederick William, lawyer, and Annie Parsons |
Marriage and Family
|Married 7 October 1897, Roman Catholic Cathedral, Perth to Florence Edith Fullagher, (born circa 1874), daughter of William and Sarah Frances Cox|
Children: one daughter
|Date: 16 January 1914|
Place: Claremont, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
|Educated privately, St Patrick’s, Melbourne|
Melbourne University BA, LLB
1876 Victorian Bar
|Practised law Victoria 1876–1886, in Sydney 1886–1888, then Melbourne again 1888–1896|
Partner with John Horgan
1901 temporary judge Supreme Court WA, in practice again 1902–1905
Local Government Service
|3 May 1897|
|Search for speeches by Richard Pennefather|
- MLA Greenough 3 May 1897–May 1901
- MLC North Province 15 January 1907 (by-election)–16 January 1914
- Contested Claremont 11 June 1902 (by-election), Greenough 28 June 1904
- Attorney General 27 October 1897–20 March 1901
- Chairman Royal Commission Meat Industry 1908
Private Member's Bills
|BA, LLB 1876|
|Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol. 1, p. 332–333.|
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 159.
Kimberly WB. History of West Australia, p. 202.
Russell, E. A Biographical Register of the Commonwealth Parliament 1901-72, p. 219–20.
Twentieth Century Impressions, p. 40.
West Australian, 14 May 1908.
Western Australian Parliamentary Debates, Vol 49, p. 527 and 585.