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Members’ biographical register

James Morrison

Date: 25 June 1846
Place: Islington, London, England, United Kingdom
Son of Joseph Robert, merchant, and Christina McLaren and brother-in-law of Henry Brockman and Charles Harper
Marriage and Family
Married 23 March 1870, St Matthews Church, Guildford to Clara Charlotte de Burgh (born 28 April 1850), daughter of Robert and Clara Wellaton
Children: four sons and two daughters
Widowed 14 September 1920
Date: 24 December 1927
Place: North Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Church of England
Stock and station agent
Employment History
Member of merchandising family in London with business connections in Australia and New Zealand
Managed family business from Melbourne
To Guildford as stock and station agent
Developed Waterhall and Spring Park at Guildford where he mainly resided and Toapin at York (residing there 1870)
Subdivided and named Claremont
Director of AMP Society (WA), also WA Trustee Executive and Agency Company Ltd, Sun Insurance Company and Dalgety and Company Ltd
Date Elected
24 December 1890
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
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Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • Nominated MLC 13 December 1887–21 October 1890, 24 December 1890–June 1894
  • Contested East Province 16 July 1894, Swan 4 May 1897
1863 to New Zealand from London
Arrived in WA from Victoria in Douglas 16 March 1868
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930 p. 147.
Erikson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Western Mail, 29 December 1927.