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Members’ biographical register


Robert John Walcott


Birth
Date: Circa 1825–1830
Place: Jamaica
Arrival in WA
November 1870 to WA on Hastings
Parents
Son of John Laurence, landowner
Marriage and Family
Married Mary Ann
Children: two sons and two daughters
Death
Date: 9 April 1875
Place: On board ship returning to Belize, British Honduras
Education
Attended Middle Temple 1847–1850, Bar 1850
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Acting Chief Justice British Honduras at intervals 1858–1862, 1868–1869
Acting Attorney-General 1863–1864
Chief Justice British Honduras 1872–1875
House
MLC
Date Elected
22 November 1870
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Robert Walcott
Year Retired/Resigned
1872
Electorate
Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Official Nominated MLC 22 November 1870–December 1872

Office
  • Attorney General (from 4 November 1870)
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. 23.
Colonial Office list and records, 1875.
R Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume IV.
Inquirer, 1 September 1875.
E Russell,
A history of the law in Western Australia and its development from 1829 to 1979, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, p. 218–219 (portrait)