Thomas Hayward (Australian politician)

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Thomas Hayward
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Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
24 April 1901 28 June 1904
Preceded bySir John Forrest
Succeeded by Newton Moore
Constituency Bunbury
In office
28 June 1904 3 October 1911
Preceded by Henry Smith
Succeeded byNone (abolished)
Constituency Wellington
Personal details
Born(1832-09-01)1 September 1832
Honington, Suffolk, England
Died23 September 1915(1915-09-23) (aged 83)
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia

Thomas Hayward (1 September 1832 – 23 September 1915) was an early settler of Western Australia. Arriving from England in 1853, he became prominent in Bunbury and the surrounding area, serving a term as the town's mayor. He was later a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1901 to 1911.

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Bunbury, Western Australia City in Western Australia

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Hayward was born in Honington, Suffolk, England. He came to Western Australia in September 1853, and went into partnership with his cousin, Robert Henry Rose. Their ventures were largely unsuccessful and they eventually went their separate ways, with Hayward purchasing a property of 4,136 acres (16.74 km2) south of Harvey (in what is now Wokalup). He later also opened a store in Bunbury, where he sold imported agricultural equipment. Hayward served on the Bunbury Municipal Council from 1875 to 1879, and was then Mayor of Bunbury from 1879 to 1880. [1]

Honington, Suffolk village in the United Kingdom

Honington is an English village in the county of Suffolk near its border with Norfolk. It lies on the River Blackbourn, about 8 miles from Bury St Edmunds and 6 miles from Thetford, Norfolk. Much of the farmland belongs to the estate of the Duke of Grafton. The village is known for its RAF station, RAF Honington. It is also near two joint RAF/USAF airfields: RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall. Honington was the birthplace of the poet Robert Bloomfield.

Harvey, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Harvey is a town located in the South West of Western Australia along the South Western Highway, 140 km south of Perth, between Pinjarra and Bunbury. It has a population of 2,606.

Wokalup, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

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Having retired from his business in 1898, Hayward stood for parliament at the 1901 state election, winning the seat of Bunbury. The previous member was the former premier, Sir John Forrest, who had transferred to federal politics, while his chief opponent was Newton Moore, who was a future premier. At the 1904 election, Hayward transferred to the neighbouring seat of Wellington, which contained his farm. He was re-elected at the 1905 and 1908 elections, eventually retiring from parliament at the 1911 election (aged 79). [2] A few years previously, he had set a new record as Western Australia's oldest sitting parliamentarian, surpassing William Spencer. [3]

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 24 April 1901 to elect 50 members to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. It was the first election to take place since responsible government without the towering presence of Premier Sir John Forrest, who had left state politics two months earlier to enter the first Federal parliament representing the Division of Swan, and the first state parliamentary election to follow the enactment of women's suffrage in 1899.

Electoral district of Bunbury state electoral district of Western Australia

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Hayward died in Bunbury in September 1915, aged 83. He had married Catherine Logue in 1861, with whom he seven children; she preceded him in death by 18 days. Hayward's brother-in-law, Major Logue, was also a member of parliament. [1]

Major Logue was an early settler of Western Australia. Born in Ireland, he arrived in the colony as a child, and eventually settled on a pastoral property near Geraldton. Logue served in the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1870 to 1874.

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References

  1. 1 2 Thomas Hayward – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN   0730984095.
  3. The Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook (Twenty-Third Edition) Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine , p. 242.
Parliament of Western Australia
Preceded by
Sir John Forrest
Member for Bunbury
1901–1904
Succeeded by
Newton Moore
Preceded by
Henry Smith
Member for Wellington
1904–1911
Abolished