Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John Frederick Tasman Hassell
Birth
Date 24 June 1839 Place Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Arrival in WA
Came to WA 1 March 1840 on China with parents
Parents
Son of Captain John, pastoralist and merchant, and Ellen Boucher
Brother of Albert Young Hassell and great uncle of William Ralph Boucher Hassell
Marriage and Family
Married 2 January 1868, Malvern Lodge near Melbourne, Victoria (Presbyterian) to Isabella Johanna Morison (born circa 1841), daughter of Roderick and Barbaro McIver
Children: five daughters
Death
Date 15 February 1919Place Albany, Western Australia
Cemetery Albany Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated private tutor
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Managed father’s estates at Albany and Kendenup 1856–1863
House
MLC
MLA
Local Government Service
Albany Town Trust member 1865–1866
Plantagenet Road Board 1873
Kojonup Road Board 1892
Party
Forrest Party
Date Elected
3 August 1893
Inaugural Speech
-No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by John Hassell
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1901
Electorate
Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Nominated MLC 3 August 1893–July 1894
  • MLA Albany 2 August 1900 (by-election)–24 April 1901
Background/Membership
Resided Kendenup, 1872 to Albany
1885 bought brother’s share in property and became sole proprietor
1906 to West Perth
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. 93.
Further Information
JS Battye, ed, The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, Hussey and Gillingham, Adelaide, 1912-1913, p. 266–269.
R Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western AustraliansII.
C. W. Hassell, 'Hassell, John Frederick Tasman (1839–1919)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hassell-john-frederick-tasman-466/text5869, published first in hardcopy 1972, accessed online 22 December 2015.
C.W. Hassell, The Hassells of Albany (Perth, 1972)
West Australian, 17 February 1919.
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