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Members’ biographical register


Alfred Peach Hensman


Birth
Date: 12 May 1834
Place: Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 11 May 1884 on Ballarat
Parents
Son of John, solicitor, and Mary Wilkinson and father-in-law of Adam Jameson
Marriage and Family
Married 15 September 1865, Parish Church, Dallington, Northamptonshire to Amelia Roden, daughter of John
Death
Date: 5 October 1902
Place: England, United Kingdom
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated University of London, 1853—BA
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Commissioned Madras Fusiliers, resigned due to ill-health
1858 called to Bar, Middle Temple
Midland Circuit 1860–1882

Counsel for Treasury at Leicester Assizes
Barrister at Inner Temple at time of marriage

1876 revising barrister
Practised law in WA 1886–1892
Puisne Judge, WA Supreme Court 1892–1902
House
MLC
Date Elected
10 July 1883
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1889
Electorate
Greenough
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Nominated MLC 10 July 1883–18 June 1886
  • MLC Greenough 3 June 1887 (by-election)–4 February 1889

Office
  • Attorney-General 10 July 1883–18 June 1886 (resignation as Attorney-General accepted 18 September 1886)
Background/Membership
Successfully campaigned for alteration of University of London charter to allow women to take degrees
Strong opponent of Governor Broome 1886–1889
Competent violinist
Died on visit to England
Qualifications
BA
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. 14.
Further Information
Wendy Birman, 'Hensman, Alfred Peach (1834–1902)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hensman-alfred-peach-3756/text5917, published first in hardcopy 1972, accessed online 22 December 2015.
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume II, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
Morning Herald, 8 October 1902.
Russell, Enid. A history of the law in Western Australia and its development from 1829 to 1979, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, p. 213–216 (portrait)
West Australian, 8 October 1902.