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Members’ biographical register

James Drummond

Date: 1814
Place: Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 1 June 1829 with parents on Parmelia
Son of botanist, James Drummond and Sarah Mackintosh
Brother-in-law of Stephen Stanley Parker
Marriage and Family
Married 26 February 1857 at Glenavon Chapel, Toodyay district to Martha Ann Sewell (born circa 1832 and died 29 August 1911), daughter of John and Ann Allen, aunt of George Malakoff Sewell
Children: three sons and five daughters
Date: 8 February 1873
Place: Hawthornden, Toodyay, Western Australia
Cemetery: Family burial ground, at Hawthorden, Toodyay
Church of England
Employment History
1839 father, James Drummond took up Hawthornden, Toodyay, and property was farmed by his sons
Erected first flour mill in Toodyay district
1850 took up Oakabella, Champion Bay
Later took up Yere Yere, Dandaragan
Local Government Service
Victoria Plains Council initial member 1871–1872
Toodyay Road Boards 1872–1878 Councillor and President
Date Elected
31 October 1870
Inaugural Speech
Drummond, James, Address-in-Reply.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by James Drummond
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC Toodyay 31 October 1870–8 February 1873
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. 10.
Heritage Council website. inHerit. Accessed 20 October 2016.
The Inquirer and Commercial news, 19 February 1873, p. 3.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 20 October 2016.
Further Information
R. Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume II, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
R. Erickson, The Drummonds of Hawthornden, Nedlands, 1969.
Herald, 15 February 1873.
Inquirer, 12 February 1873.