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Members’ biographical register


Henry Hicks Hocking


Principal Honours
Kt (1895)
Birth
Date: 16 July 1842
Place: Streatham (baptised Kennington), Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1872 to WA
Parents
Son of Richard, merchant, and Elizabeth
Marriage and Family
Married 1 April 1874, Parish Church, Albany to Elizabeth Mary Pittis (born circa 1854), daughter of Edward Arnold
Death
Date: 9 June 1907
Place: London, England, United Kingdom
Education
Educated 1860–1863, St John’s College, Oxford, 1864, BA
1865 Vinerian Scholar
1867 BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law)
Occupation
Lawyer and attorney-general
Employment History
Admitted to Bar as barrister, Inner Temple, and joined home circuit
Acting Chief Justice 1873–1874
Acting Chief Justice, Gibraltar 1879–1880
Attorney-General, Jamaica, Executive Councillor 1880–1896
House
MLC
Date Elected
27 May 1873
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1879
Electorate
Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Nominated MLC 27 May 1873–30 June 1874, 16 January 1875–25 February 1879 (resigned)

Office
  • Attorney-General (from December 1872) 27 May 1873–30 June 1874, 16 January 1875–25 February 1879
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. 15
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume II, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
J Forster, Men of the Bar (London 1885)
Russell, Enid, A history of the law in Western Australia and its development from 1829 to 1979, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, p. 218 (portrait)
Who Was Who (1897–1915)