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Henry Elisha (Harry) Beard (1866–1910)

Harry Beard, 190?, by T. Humphrey & Co.

Harry Beard, 190?, by T. Humphrey & Co.

National Library of Australia, 23185484

Regret will be felt in Parliamentary circles at the announcement of the death of Mr. H. [Henry Elisha] Beard. M.H.R., which look place yesterday at Miss Lyon's private hospital, Brunswick-street, Fitzroy. Mr. Beard has had indifferent health for nearly three months, and was not able to attend Parliament during recent sittings. On one occasion, when an absolute majority was required for a Constitutional Alteration Bill, Mr. Beard was driven to the House to record his vote. On Tuesday last Mr. Beard was removed to the hospital to undergo a serious operation, which was performed on Wednesday by Dr. Murray Morton, assisted by Dr. Crivelli and Dr. Mclnerney. Mr. Beard has been associated with Labour politics for many years, and held the Jika Jika seat in the Legislative Assembly from 1904 till 1907. This year he contested Batman in the interests of his party, and was returned by an overwhelming majority. His speeches were characterised by moderation in tone, and he exhibited towards his opponents a uniform courtesy, which reflected, a very kindly disposition. The funeral will take place to-morrow.

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  • profile, Tocsin (Melbourne), 17 July 1910, p 3

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Harry Beard, 190?, by T. Humphrey & Co.

Harry Beard, 190?, by T. Humphrey & Co.

National Library of Australia, 23185484

Life Summary [details]


20 January, 1866
Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


18 December, 1910 (aged 44)
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

urinary tract infection

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Key Organisations
Political Activism