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Thorn, Henry

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Birth Date: 6 November 1840 (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 19 April 1880 (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Thorn and Jane (nee Hancock)

Family: Rebecca Willis in Ipswich on 11 April 1862, 7 sons, 5 daughters

Education: Sydney

Religion: Church of England

Relationship to Politician: Henry's father George Snr represented West Moreton 1860-1861; Henry's brothers: George Jnr represented the seats of West Moreton, Fassifern, Ipswich, Northern Downs, Fassifern and the Legislative Council 1860-1876; John represented Fassifern 1874-1878; William represented Aubigny 1894-1904; 1908-1912


Managed Warra Warra Station, Dalby, for his father c.1863; Worked with Bashford as a contractor for South-West Railway in 1876

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Northern Downs 18 Jun 1867 14 Sep 1868
Assembly NONE Northern Downs 4 Nov 1873 30 Oct 1876

Additional Information

Notes: Thorn retired to Ipswich in 1878 and lived at Tannar Cottage until his death on 19 April 1880

Sources: Queensland Times, 20 April 1880; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 25 July 2017]