Mr Richard Buzacott
| || Date: 7 September 1867|
Place: Emu Flat, Clare, South Australia, Australia
Arrival in WA
|1900 to WA|
|Son of Richard Buzacott, emu farmer, and Margaret McKinnon and brother of Nicholas James (MLC NSW April 1899–June 1933) |
Marriage and Family
|Married 31 March 1908, Christ Church, Menzies (Church of England) to Mary Lucy Marshall (born circa 1887), daughter of Douglas and Elizabeth Mary Rider|
Children: one son
Widowed 10 January 1931
|Date: 10 January 1933|
Place: Balwyn, Victoria
|Educated Stanley Flat Public School|
|Miner and union official|
|Agricultural work in South Australia|
1891–1898 miner Broken Hill
1900–1910 worked as miner, prospected in Goongarrie fields near Menzies
|Labor to 1917 then National|
President Australian Labor Foundation 1904
|11 September 1908|
|No inaugural speech was given|
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- MLA Menzies 11 September–2 November 1908
- Election declared void on petition of Henry Gregory
- Contested Menzies 28 June 1904, 27 October 1905, and 20 November 1908 (by-election)
- Senator 1 July 1910 (elected 13 April)–30 June 1923
- Contested Senate 14 December 1922
- Member Federal Parliament Recruiting Committee to Inquire into Effect of Liquor on Australian Soldiers 1917–1918
- Member Joint Committee of Public Accounts 1920–1922
- After 1922 served on Royal Commission on War Service Homes
1900 to WA
President Menzies branch Amalgamated Workers Association 1901, Amalgamated Miners Association 1903
Secretary Menzies Miners Institute 1906–1907, President 1909
Lived in Melbourne from circa 1912
|The Age 12 January 1933.|
JS Battye, ed, The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, Hussey and Gillingham, Adelaide, 1912-1913, p. 305.
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, 2010, p. 43-44.
H Radi, P Spearritt and E Hinton, Biographical Register of the New South Wales Parliament 1901-1970, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1979.
J Rydon, A Biographical Register of the Commonwealth Parliament 1901-72, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1975.
West Australian, 12 January 1933.