Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John Elliott Richardson
Birth
Date 31 May 1843 Place Tasmania, Australia
Arrival in WA
March 1865 on Maria Ross and settled in North West
Parents
Son of Reverend Thomas Elliot, Presbyterian minister, and Jane Anderson
Marriage and Family
Married 16 June 1877, District Registry Office, Cossack, Roebourne, Mary McKenzie (born circa 1848 and died circa November 1938), daughter of Thomas
Children: five sons and two daughters

Brother of Alexander Robert Richardson, farmer and politician
Death
Date 20 June 1914Place Mulyie Station, Pilbara, Western Australia
Cemetery Mulyie Station, Pilbara, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
Victoria
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Helped brother established and acquire Pyramid Station on George River
1876–1907 managed Pyramid station and then owned also Pippingarra station, Port Hedland
Pearling interests
Invested in property and lived in Claremont later Broomehill
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Claremont Road Board 1893–1895
Date Elected
16 July 1894
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1904
Electorate
North
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC North Province 16 July 1894–30 May 1904
Background/Membership
Family returned to England then to Victoria
Arrived in Western Australia March 1865 on Maria Ross and settled in North West
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. 169.
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