Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Richard Watson Hardey
Birth
Date 9 February 1844 Place Perth, Western Australia
Parents
Son of Joseph, farmer, and Ann Robinson
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 2 February 1876, Wesley Church, Perth to Jane Vounder Lowe (born circa October 1854), daughter of William, Wesleyan minister, and Mary Rodda
Children: one son
Widowed 6 August 1886
Married (2) 1 September 1892, Wesley Church, Perth to Kathleen Emily Beurteaux (born 22 January 1866 and died 13 April 1939), daughter of Louie Augustus and Helen Huertson
Children: one son and one daughter
Death
Date 12 February 1910Place Tranby Park, Peninsula, Maylands, Western Australia
Cemetery East Perth Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Educated in Yorkshire, England
Occupation
Viticulturist
Employment History
Worked five years on large estate, Yorkshire
Owned Mt Hardey estate York
House
MLC
Date Elected
25 July 1876
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1896
Electorate
Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Nominated MLC 25 July 1876–5 July 1880, 31 December 1890–June 1894
  • MLC East Province 16 July 1894–27 July 1896
  • Contested York, 11 February 1880, 27 October 1884, East Province 27 July 1896
Background/Membership
1866 returned to WA, took over father’s property (father died 1875) at The Peninsula, Maylands
Vice-president Royal Agricultural Society
Justice of the Peace
Secretary Perth Wesleyan Sunday School
Member Perth Education Board
Perth Road Board 1877–1910, chairman 1890–1910
References
BDWA II
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 89.
Twentieth Century Impressions, p. 39.
Daily News, 12 February 1910.
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