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Members’ biographical register

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Edward Robinson


Birth
Date: 1839
Place: Brompton, East Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived Western Australia March 1843 on Success
Parents
Son of William, veterinary surgeon, and Margaret Mary
Marriage and Family
Married 15 March 1877, St Patrick’s Church, Mourambine to Beverley Sophia Pennel Badcock (nee Wells) (born circa October 1835), widow of Robert W Badcock (died circa May 1875), daughter of Richard and Sarah Susanna
No children
Widowed 23 April 1909
Death
Date: 31 January 1913
Place: Bellevue, Western Australia
Cemetery: Middle Swan Cemetery, WA
Religion
Church of England
Education
No formal schooling
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Worked as a shepherd in Brookton area
1859 labourer employed by J Seabrook
1863 accompanied HM Lefroy on exploring expedition east of York as second in command

1864 took up land near Pingelly with step brother and developed wheat and sheep farm, Sunning Hill 2000 acres at Brookton
1874 overland expedition with W Lukin to find sheep country
1875 took up Croydon station near Roebourne, later Langwell, 1885 sold out and bought farm near Bellevue
House
MLC
Date Elected
16 July 1894
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1896
Electorate
North
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC North Province 16 July 1894–27 July 1896
  • Contested North Province 27 July 1896
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.170.