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Members’ biographical register

Albert Young Hassell

Date: 17 November 1841
Place: Albany, Western Australia
Son of Captain John, pastoralist and merchant, and Ellen Boucher
Brother of John Frederick Tasman Hassell and great-uncle of William Ralph Boucher Hassell
Marriage and Family
Married 22 June 1878, Perth Church to Ethel Clifton (born 1857 and died 30 October 1933), daughter of William Carmalt
Children: four sons and three daughters
Date: 20 September 1918
Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery: Albany Memorial Cemetery, Albany, Western Australia
Church of England
Educated Albany
Businessperson, farmer, consul and botanist
Employment History
Albany merchant and storekeeper 1860s
1861–1863 manager Jerramungup Station, 1863–1866, 1872–1886, Kendenup station
1892–1918 owner Jerramungup Station
Vice-consul for Norway
Botanist, assisted Baron Van Mueller to gather his WA collection
Local Government Service
Plantagenet Road Board, member 1871–1887, chairman 1888–1894
Albany Town Trust member 1868–1869, chairman 1869–1870
Albany Road Board/Albany Town Council 1896–1900, 1902-1909, 1917-1918
Forrest Party
Independent after 1898
Date Elected
10 May 1904
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Albert Hassell
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC Albany 10 May 1871 (by-election)–23 September 1874
  • MLA Plantagenet 6 December 1890–June 1904
  • Contested Albany 28 June 1904

  • Represented WA at Federal Convention 1897–1898
Explored east to Esperance 1859 while at Jerramungup
To Albany 1886
Justice of the Peace, 1872
Promoted Standard Gold Mining Co for Kendenup mines 1874
Albany Chamber of Commerce, Weld Club
D Black and G Bolton, eds. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Vol. 2, 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth 2010, p. 92.
Lorraine's Cemetery Records Pages website. Accessed 15 January 2015.
Further Information
JS Battye, ed, The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, Hussey and Gillingham, Adelaide, 1912-1913, p. 270–273.
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western AustraliansII
C. W. Hassell, 'Hassell, Albert Young (1841–1918)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1972, accessed online 22 December 2015.
West Australian, 21 September 1918.
Wilson, J. Graham. Western Australia's centenary 1829-1929: first century's progress with antecedent records 1527-1828, p. 255.