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Wilson, Thomas

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Birth Date: 5 May 1865 (Riddell's Creek, Victoria, Australia)

Death Date: 19 May 1933 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: James Wilson and Mary (nee McLean)

Family: Emma Brown in Rockhampton in 1890, 2 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Riddell's Creek State School

Religion: Church of England


Embarked on farming, pastoral and mining pursuits; Shearer at Riverina region, 1882; Worked the Cobar copper mine; Continued with pastoral and mining investment after arrival in Queensland in 1884

Local Government Service: Alderman, Brisbane City Council 1905-1920; Mayor, 1909 and 1925

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Fortitude Valley 1 Apr 1916 19 May 1933 Died in office

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Public Instruction 26 Feb 1925 21 May 1929

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Central Political Executive of Australian Labor Party; Member, Brisbane Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board; Member, Tattersall's Club

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:68235; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 11 July 2017]