Henry Pigott

Henry Robert Maguire Pigott (2 October 1866 – 8 July 1949) was an Australian politician. He was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1913 to 1919, representing the electorate of Calare for the Commonwealth Liberal Party and its successor the Nationalist Party.

Henry Pigott
Henry Pigott.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Calare
In office
31 May 1913 – 13 December 1919
Preceded byThomas Brown
Succeeded byThomas Lavelle
Personal details
Born(1866-10-02)2 October 1866
Ceylon
Died8 July 1949(1949-07-08) (aged 82)
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal (1913–17)
Nationalist (1917–1919)
OccupationBank officer, agent

He was born in Ceylon of Irish Baptist missionary parents and attended the London School for the Sons of Missionaries. He worked for the Bank of Australasia in England before migrating to New South Wales in 1885. He worked as an official for the Australian Joint Stock Bank in a succession of branches: as an accountant at Summer Hill and then Cooma and then bank manager at Milton and finally Blayney. In 1899, he left the banking industry and became a stock and station agent in Blayney, in which capacity he continued up until his election to parliament. He also purchased a 13,000 acre pastoral property, "Cadara", near Tottenham, in 1910. He was an elected member of the council of the Liberal Association of New South Wales[1][2][3][4][5][6]

In 1913, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the Commonwealth Liberal Party, defeating Labour member for Calare Thomas Brown. He held the seat until 1919 (during which time the Liberal Party had become the Nationalist Party), when he was defeated by Labor's Thomas Lavelle. An attempt to regain the seat as a member of the newly formed Country Party in 1922 was unsuccessful.[1][7]

After his parliamentary defeat, Pigott resided in Blayney while retaining the successful "Cadara" property. He remained active in farming circles, serving as a representative of the Carcoar and Mandurama branch of the Graziers' Association for over twenty years and remaining involved in the Farmers and Settlers Association. He sold "Cadara" in 1945 and purchased a bungalow in the Sydney suburb of Manly, which he lived in thereafter. He died at his Manly home in 1949.[8][9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "H. R. M. Pigott For Calare". The Sydney Stock And Station Journal. XXIX (7). New South Wales, Australia. 27 April 1917. p. 5. Retrieved 9 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Calare's Liberal and Farmers' Candidate". The Wyalong Advocate And Mining, Agricultural And Pastoral Gazette. New South Wales, Australia. 2 September 1914. p. 3. Retrieved 9 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Presentation to Mr H. R. Piggot". The Ulladulla And Milton Times. 12 (729). New South Wales, Australia. 2 April 1892. p. 2. Retrieved 9 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Brevities". Evening News (6321). New South Wales, Australia. 23 August 1887. p. 5. Retrieved 9 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "BLAYNEY". Leader. New South Wales, Australia. 10 September 1912. p. 4. Retrieved 9 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Federal Politics". The Carcoar Chronicle. XXVII (44). New South Wales, Australia. 3 November 1922. p. 2. Retrieved 9 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "FORMER M.P. FOR CALARE". Gilgandra Weekly. New South Wales, Australia. 21 July 1949. p. 1. Retrieved 5 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "MR. H. PIGOT TO RESIDE AT MANY". The Lyndhurst Shire Chronicle. New South Wales, Australia. 29 November 1945. p. 1. Retrieved 9 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "BLAYNEY". The Land. XXI (1040). New South Wales, Australia. 29 May 1931. p. 8. Retrieved 9 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Thomas Brown
Member for Calare
1913–1919
Succeeded by
Thomas Lavelle