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Members’ biographical register

Wallace (Samuel) Alexander Bickley

Date: 11 October 1810
Place: Bickley Hall, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived Fremantle in Protector February 1830
Son of Samuel
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 23 April 1833 to Marianne (born 6 December 1815), daughter of Robert Thomson
Children: one daughter
Widowed: 16 June 1841, India
Married (2) 12 February 1842 to Elizabeth Burke (nee Tynan) (born 9 March 1816 and died 15 January 1878)
Children: two sons and five daughters
Date: 30 June 1876
Place: Cliff Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Cemetery: 'Church of England new cemetery'
Church of England
Educated Dr Butters’ College, Shropshire, UK
Employment History
1837 to India with East India Company
Developed trade in horses between WA and India
One of Fremantle’s principal merchants, Lloyds agent, representative of Melbourne Shipowners’ Association
1860s mining investments in Geraldton district
Date Elected
29 July 1872
Inaugural Speech
Bickley, Wallace (Samuel) Alexander, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Samuel Bickley
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
Nominated MLC 29 July 1872–30 June 1876
Spent some time in Germany
1851 settled permanently WA
Landowner Kenwick Park, Canning district
Justice of the Peace 1867
Contributor to Herald (Fremantle)
Chairman Marine Survey Board
Died of 'disease of the heart'
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. 3.
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume I. A-C, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
Herald, 8 July 1876.
Inquirer, 24 August 1853, 5 July 1876.
WA Times, 11 July 1876.