Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
McKenzie Grant
Birth
Date Circa 1834 Place Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1865 on Maria Ross
Parents
George, engineer, and Margaret McKenzie
Marriage and Family
Married 17 June 1875, Kooloomoort, Victoria to Jane Hunter Eagar (born circa 1849 and died circa October 1933), daughter of Walter Williamson
Children: six sons and one daughter
Death
Date 15 September 1897Place Bulwer Street, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery BurialCause of Death
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Farmer and businessperson
Employment History
From 1865 in partnership with Richardson Brothers and John Edgar in Portland Squatting Company, sheep and cattle stations in North West
House
MLC
Date Elected
24 December 1890
Inaugural Speech
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1893
Electorate
Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC North district 12 March 1880–29 April 1887 (resigned)
  • Geraldton 30 January 1889–21 October 1890
  • Nominated MLC 24 December 1890–17 July 1893 (resigned)
Background/Membership
Arrived in Victoria circa 1852, and settled in Portland district
Bought town lots in Roebourne 1866–1867
1882 endeavoured with Harry Whittall Venn to promote land grant railway from Perth to Kimberley
To Geraldton 1883, purchased Glengarry and Newmarracarra properties
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, 2010, p. 83.
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