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Hon Josceline George Herbert Amherst


Birth
Date: 7 June 1846
Place: Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived Western Australia on Rome 16 June 1885
Parents
Son of William Pitt Amherst, 2nd Earl Amherst, and Gertrude, daughter of Right Reverend Hugh Percy
Death
Date: 1 February 1900
Place: Darlington, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Church of England
Education
Eton, 1865
Matriculated Christ Church, Oxford, did not graduate
Occupation
Lawyer and public servant
Employment History
Barrister Inner Temple
1881–1883 Private Secretary to Sir William Des Voeux, Government of Fiji
1885–1887 Private Secretary to Governor Broome and Clerk of Executive Council
1889–1896 on Holmesdale property at Darlington with Dr AR Waylen established vineyard 1897–1900 at Smith’s Mill
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Darling Range Road Board, first Chairman 1898–99
Date Elected
24 December 1890
Inaugural Speech
Amherst, Josceline George, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1894
Electorate
Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Nominated MLC 24 December 1890–June 1894
Background/Membership
To London then back to Western Australia, Carthage, 18 March 1888
President Swan Vine and Fruit Growers’ Association
1897 Director WA Mortgage and Agency Company
1890 Trustee Western Australian Cricket Association
President Royal Agricultural Society
Horticulturalist
Interested in horse racing
Freemason
References
D Black and G Bolton, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1890-1930 , Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 27.
BDWA I.
Burke II, p. 515.
J Foster, Alumni Oxoniensis.
Government Gazette, 1889, p. 27.
West Australian, 2 February 1900.