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Stephen Stanley Parker

Date: 24 May 1817
Place: Lyminge Kent, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1830 to WA with parents on Hooghly
Son of Stephen Henry Parker and Susanne Wyborn
Brother-in-law of James Drummond
Marriage and Family
Married 4 April 1844, Boston near York to Elizabeth Sewell (born 21 April 1822), daughter of John and Ann Allen, aunt of George Malakoff Sewell
Children: eight sons and seven daughters
Father of Stephen Henry Parker and grandfather of Hubert Stanley Wyborn Parker
Widowed: 9 July 1903
Date: 26 February 1904
Place: Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: East Perth Cemetery, WA
Farmer and miller
Employment History
Partner with his father in farm, Northbourne, York, until he married then farmed independently at Balladong farm
Built Bridge House, York
1858 owned steam flour mill
Local Government Service
York Road Board 1871–1882
Chairman 1874–1881
York Town Council member 1871
Date Elected
25 July 1876
Inaugural Speech
Parker, Stephen Stanley, First Address-in-Reply.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Stephen Parker
Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • Nominated MLC 25 July 1876–11 July 1885
  • Contested York 25 June 1872, 2 October 1874, 23 June 1875
Member of York Agricultural Society (involved in proposal for convicts)
Member York Board of Education 1861

Circa 1860s Justice of the Peace
1879 inherited Northbourne, 1882 retired to 325 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Trustee of Church of England diocese
Member Aborigines Protection Board 1890–1897
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. 21.
R Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
WB Kimberly, History of West Australia. A narrative of her past, together with biographies of her leading men, FW Niven and Co, Melbourne, 1897, p. 65–66 (portrait)
Western Mail, 5 March 1904.