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Campbell, Thomas Joseph

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Birth Date: 1845 (County Monaghan, Ireland)

Death Date: 6 November 1885 (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: James Campbell and Ann (nee Johnson)

Family: Mary Hanley in January 1873, 1 son and 3 daughters

Religion: Presbyterian


Admitted to the Bar, 5 December 1882; Headmaster, Central State School, Gympie; Clerk and tutor

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Cook 4 Mar 1884 4 Aug 1885

Additional Information

Notes: Mary arrived in Brisbane with her parents from Ireland, in 1863.  After their marriage Thomas and Mary resided in Brisbane. Thomas was a follower of Sir Samuel Griffith . On 4 August 1885 the then Premier, Samuel Griffith, moved - `That the seat of Thomas Campbell hath become and is now vacant, by reason of the insolvency of the said Thomas Campbell since his election and return to serve in this House as one of the members for the electoral district of Cook.' The question was put and passed. An article in the Gympie Times on 10 November 1885 said that Thomas was `a fine scholar and a man of great natural ability and application - as is shown by the fact that whilst fulfilling his responsible scholastic duties, he, quite unaided, managed to qualify himself for admission to the bar'. Brendan Garner, a relative of Thomas has supplied additional family history to include in this biographical record

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Image No 28221-0001-0002a; Hansard, Legislative Assembly, 4 August 1885, p.247; Brisbane Courier, 22 November 1927; Gympie Times, 10 November 1885; Additional family history kindly supplied by Brendan Garner, a great-great-grandson of Thomas Joseph Campbell

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