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Members’ biographical register

Edward Newman

Date: Circa 1832
Place: England, United Kingdom
Son of Alfred, merchant, and stepfather of Barrington Clarke Wood
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 18 May 1854, Registry Office, Fremantle to Cora Matilda Conway (nee Lamb) (born circa 1828), widow of William, daughter of William and Margaret (died 29 March 1861)
Children: one son and three daughters
Married (2) 13 October 1863, St Johns Church, Fremantle (Church of England) to Ellen Wood (nee Woodward) (born 1826 and died circa 1887), widow of George, daughter of James and Sarah
Children: one son and two daughters
Date: 25 November 1872
Place: near Mandurah, Western Australia
Cemetery: Skinner Street Cemetery?, Fremantle, WA
Cause of Death: Fall from horse
Church of England
Accountant and manager
Employment History
1851 to WA, sponsored by Gibson, Murray Dyett & Co
Accountant, employed by Cornish & Paterson, then by Pander & Bartram
Manager, Carter, Bartram & Co, merchants, Fremantle
Local Government Service
Member Fremantle Town Trust, 1866–1870
Fremantle Municipal Council 1870–1872
Date Elected
May 1870
Inaugural Speech
Newman, Edward, Address-in-Reply.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Edward Newman
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • Nominated MLC May–July 1870
  • MLC Fremantle 21 October 1870–25 November 1872
  • Contested Fremantle 18 November 1867
Justice of the Peace, 1869
Member Fremantle Board of Education 1870–1871
1933 'PIONEERS' GRAVES.', Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), 1 June, p. 7, viewed 4 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. 19.
R Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
JK Ewers, Western Gateway: 100 years of Local Government in Fremantle, Western Australia, p. 103–104.
Herald (Fremantle), 7 December 1872.
Inquirer, 4 December 1872.