Henry Lukin (politician)

Henry Harbottle Lukin (7 June 1847 – 24 September 1901) was an Australian farmer and politician who was a member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1899 until his death, representing East Province.


Henry Lukin
Member of the Legislative Council
of Western Australia
In office
18 July 1899 – 24 September 1901
Preceded byJohn Taylor
Succeeded byFrederick Crowder
ConstituencyEast Province
Personal details
Born(1847-06-07)7 June 1847
Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia
Died24 September 1901(1901-09-24) (aged 54)
Beverley, Western Australia, Australia

Lukin was born in Toodyay, Western Australia, to Jane Sarah (née Cruikshank) and Lionel Lukin. He farmed for a while in the Toodyay district and then went to Beverley, serving on the Beverley Road Board in 1876. In 1888, Lukin went into partnership with his cousin Charles Harper. He also had interests in various properties in the Kimberley. Lukin first stood for parliament at the 1894 Legislative Council elections (the first to be held since the advent of responsible government in 1890), but was defeated. He had success on his second attempt, winning the 1899 by-election occasioned by the resignation of John Howard Taylor.[1] Lukin served in parliament until his death in Beverley in September 1901, aged 54. He had contracted measles, and died from complications.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henry (Harbottle) Lukin – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ "DEATH OF MR. H. LUKIN M.L.C.", The Western Mail, 28 September 1901.