Frederick Henry Piesse
|Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) 1908|
| || Date: 1853|
Place: Northam, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
|Son of William Roper, policeman and magistrate, and Elizabeth Ellen Oxley|
Brother of Alfred Napoleon Piesse, Arnold Edmund Piesse and Charles Austin Piesse
Marriage and Family
|Married 18 October 1877, School House, Kojonup to Mary Jane Elizabeth Chipper (born circa January 1854–died 1936), daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Maley|
Children: four sons, including Harold Vivian Piesse, and one daughter
|Date: 29 June 1912|
Place: Kobeelya, Katanning, Western Australia
Cemetery: Katanning Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
|Church of England|
|Educated state schools at Guildford and Northam|
|Farmer and miller|
|1872 pearling at Shark Bay|
Postmaster and telegraphist at Williams 1875-1880
From 1880 in partnership with brother Charles, storekeeper, established milling and importing business in Williams district and then Katanning
Local Government Service
|Williams Road Board 1880–1889, chairman 1886–1889|
Katanning Road Board 1889–1896
|2 December 1890|
|Search for speeches by Frederick Piesse|
- MLA Williams 2 December 1890–30 May 1904; Katanning 30 May 1904–26 October 1909 (resigned)
- Commissioner for Railways and Director of Public Works 1 April 1896–23 August 1900
- Acting Premier 1900
- Leader of the Opposition June 1901–November 1901
- WA delegate to Federal Convention 1897
- Father of the House October 1905–October 1909
- Four Piesse brothers served in the Parliament of Western Australia including Frederick's brothers, Alfred, Arnold and Charles.
Private Member's Bills
|Justice of the Peace, 1889|
Member Board of Agriculture January 1894–June 1896
|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. 162.|
|Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 1, p. 358–59.|
Merle Bignell, 'Piesse, Frederick Henry (1853–1912)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/piesse-frederick-henry-8047/text14035, published first in hardcopy 1988, accessed online 11 January 2016.
Merle Bignell, A Place to Meet.
Rica Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia, p. 34.
West Australian, 1 July 1912.