Amherst was a barrister, politician, businessman, and a cricketer, playing for Marylebone Cricket Club (top score 7).
He was the Private Secretary to Governor of Western Australia Frederick Broome, 1885 to 1887. He was a member of Western Australia’s first Legislative Council, nominated by Governor Broome in 1890. FHC.
He had a property called Holmesdale at Darlington, and a vineyard at Smith's Mill, and was President of the Royal Agricultural Society. He never married.
Amherst St is named after him.
Entry at WA Parliament site from which the photo comes
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