Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Sydney Capel Pigott
Birth
Date 25 April 1867 Place St Kilda, Victoria, Western Australia
Parents
Son of Louis John Pigott, merchant, and Eliza Jane Fox
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 7 February 1900, All Saints Church St Kilda, Victoria (Church of England) to June Skamp (nee Callanan) (born circa 1856), widow of Richard who died 1890, daughter of Nicholas and Alicia Whyte
Children: two daughters
Widowed 1912 (lost at sea with two daughters)
Married (2) England to Margaret Robertson-Smith
Children: one son
Widowed 28 August 1918
Married (3) 1 May 1919, Church of St Peter, Hampstead, England to Jessie Maude Elliott (born circa 1879), daughter of Frederick George Pargiter
Death
Date 29 April 1927Place Hove, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
Not stated
Occupation
Pearler
Employment History
In business with his brother in Melbourne
Employed at Fremantle as clerk and supercargo by Barter, Lilly and Hodsworth, pearlers
By 1894 pearling on his own account in Broome with two luggers, expanded business as importer and exporter
1897 owned Roebuck Bay Hotel
Started aerated water factory
1909–1912 accountant for Norman Goldstein and Company, pearlers and merchants
1913–1915 independent pearler
Went to London in 1915 to set up as a pearl merchant
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Broome Municipal Council 1908–1909
Party
Ministerialist
Date Elected
23 July 1901
Inaugural Speech
-Pigott, Sydney Capel, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1904
Electorate
West Kimberley
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA West Kimberley 23 July 1901–28 May 1904
  • Contested Kimberley 28 June 1904 (Independent)

Office
  • Opposition Whip 1902–1903
  • Leader of the Opposition June 1903–May 1904
Background/Membership
Living in Bournemouth in 1918 and 1919 and in Hove at time of his death
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 163.
Further Information
Bach, JPS. The Pearling Industry of Australia.
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 163.
Bolton, GC. ‘The Kimberley Pastoral Industry’ (MA thesis, University of WA, 1954)
Erickson, Rica. Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914, Vol 5, The Golden Years 1889-1914 .
The Western Australia post office directory (1895/96–1915)
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