Charles Edward Broadhurst
| || Date: 1826|
Place: Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
|To WA May 1865 on Warrior|
|Son of Daniel, cotton manufacturer, and Sarah Tootal |
Marriage and Family
|Married 22 June 1860, Woodford Church, Victoria to Eliza Howes (born 11 October 1839), daughter of Florance and Eliza Graham|
Children: four sons and three daughters
Widowed 2 August 1899
|Date: 26 April 1905|
Place: Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Cemetery: Wimborne Road Cemetery, Bournemouth, England, UK
Cause of Death:
|Church of England|
|Farmer, businessperson and pearler|
|Pastoralist with brother at Swinton, from 1860 on own account at Wallan|
1864 promoter Denison Plains Company, came as manager
1865–1873 pioneer pastoralist Ashburton River
From 1868 in pearling industry at Nickel Bay
1871 purchased Xantho, first steamship trading on WA coast
1875 accused of underpaying Malay divers, but case quashed
1878 initiated fishcanning, Mandurah
1884–1890 established guano industry, Abrolhos
Retired in favour of son
Local Government Service
|Nominated 6 July 1874|
|No inaugural speech given|
|Search for speeches by Charles Broadhurst|
- Nominated MLC 6 July 1874–24 November 1875 (resigned following dispute over payment to Malay pearling divers)
Private Member's Bills
|1843 to Victoria|
From 1895 until death resided at Bournemouth, England. Charles was buried in grave no. Z5/40N in the Wimborne Road Cemetery, Bournemouth. His late wife Eliza Broadhurst was also buried in the grave in 1899.
|H. Drake-Brockman, 'Broadhurst, Charles Edward (1826–1905)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/broadhurst-charles-edward-3056/text4501, published first in hardcopy 1969, accessed online 11 December 2015.|
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. 4.
Bunbury Herald, 16 October 1897.
Correspondence with Sally Avis, Administration Supervisor, Bereavement Services, Bournemouth Borough Council, 5 August 2015.
CSO file 1182/85.
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume I. A-C, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
WB Kimberly, History of West Australia. A narrative of her past, together with biographies of her leading men, FW Niven and Co, Melbourne, 1897, p. 208–209.
M McCarthy, ‘Charles Edward Broadhurst’ (MA Thesis, Murdoch University, 1990)
West Australian, 29 July 1884, 9 December 1886.
Withnell Taylor, p. 72–76, 189-190.