Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia

Member Name
Thomas Hayward
Date 1 September 1832 Place Honington, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived in WA 15 September 1853 on Devonshire with his aunt
Son of Thomas, farmer, and Maria Eliza Canler and brother-in-law of Major Logue (qv)
Marriage and Family
Married 12 December 1861, Harvey to Catherine Logue (born circa 1828), daughter of Joseph Keys and Elizabeth Goodwin
Children: three sons and four daughters
Widowed 5 September 1915
Date 23 September 1915Place Bunbury, Western Australia
Cemetery Bunbury Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Church of England
Educated Needham Market Grammar School and Ipswich, England
Farmer and businessperson
Employment History
Farmed in England until 1853
1853–1890 dairy farmer with RH Rose at ‘Parkfield’, Harvey
From circa 1862 storekeeper
Produce merchant and importer of agricultural machinery
Local Government Service
Bunbury Road Board chairman 1874
Bunbury Municipal Council December 1875–November 1879
Chairman 17 November 1879–November 1880
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
MLA Bunbury 24 April 1901–24 June 1904; Wellington 24 June 1904–3 October 1911
Bought ‘Bundinup’ at Harvey in 1859
Justice of the Peace
Retired 1898
Secretary of Bunbury Horticultural and Agricultural Society, president Bunbury Building Society
Founder of Bunbury Hunt Club
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. 95.
Further Information
JS Battye, ed, The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, Hussey and Gillingham, Adelaide, 1912-1913, II, p. 431–432.
R Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western AustraliansII.
Morning Herald, 30 June 1904.
A. C. Staples, 'Hayward, Thomas (1832–1915)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1972, accessed online 22 December 2015.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 31.
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