Sir Thomas Cockburn-Campbell, 4th Baronet (18 April 1845 – 27 September 1892) was an English-born journalist and politician in Australia.
Cockburn-Campbell was born in Exeter, the second son of Sir Alexander Thomas Cockburn-Campbell, second Baronet, and his wife, Grace, daughter of Joseph Spence. He was educated in England and at Heidelberg and travelled in Europe.
Cockburn-Campbell left England for Queensland, Australia in 1864 where he worked with Augustus Gregory as a chainman and later with other surveyors. In the late 1860s he went to Western Australia and took up farming; his father was resident magistrate at Albany, Western Australia. In 1871 he succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother Alexander Cockburn-Campbell.
In 1873 Cockburn-Campbell was nominated a member of the old Western Australian Legislative Council and became chairman of committees. He was for some time editor of the West Australian but retired in 1887 due to ill health and was succeeded by John Winthrop Hackett. In 1890 he was appointed one of the delegates sent to London to give information and assistance in connexion with the passing of the Western Australian constitution bill. He also gave evidence before the Colonization Committee of the House of Commons. In December 1890 Campbell became a member of the new Legislative Council and was elected its first president. He died at Perth on 27 September 1892. He married in 1870 Lucy Anne, daughter of Arthur Trimmer, who survived him with two sons and four daughters.
In 1882, Ferdinand von Mueller named Prostanthera campbellii in his honour.
Sir Thomas composed a waltz "The Fair Maid of Perth" (1890) dedicated to Miss Margaret Brockman (Mrs P.A.Hope), published in London.
Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, was a German-Australian physician, geographer, and most notably, a botanist. He was appointed government botanist for the then colony of Victoria (Australia) by Governor Charles La Trobe in 1853, and later director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. He also founded the National Herbarium of Victoria. He named many Australian plants.
Sir Malcolm Fraser was Surveyor-General in colonial Western Australia from 1872 to 1883 and Agent-General for the colony 1892 to 1898.
There have been 19 baronetcies created for persons with the surname Campbell, seven in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and twelve in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.
Sir Robert Ramsay Mackenzie, 10th Baronet was a pastoralist and politician in Queensland, Australia. He was Premier of Queensland, Australia from August 1867 to November 1868.
Major General James William Macarthur-Onslow, was a soldier, grazier and politician. The son of a prominent New South Wales family, he was commissioned in the New South Wales Mounted Rifles in 1892 and served in the Chitral Expedition, Second Boer War and the First World War. Afterwards he served in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and New South Wales Legislative Council.
General Hon. Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish was a British Army officer, politician and courtier.
Sir John Hannah Gordon KC was a Scottish-Australian politician and judge. He was a member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1888 to 1892 and from 1893 to 1903. He was a minister under four Premiers: John Cockburn, Frederick Holder, Charles Kingston and John Jenkins, variously as Minister for Education, Chief Secretary, Attorney-General, and Minister Controlling the Northern Territory. He was a judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia from 1903.
Sir David Barnett Dundas, 2nd Baronet, was a Scottish advocate, Liberal politician and agricultural improver.
Sir Alexander James Edmund Cockburn, 12th Baronet was a Scottish jurist and politician who served as the Lord Chief Justice for 21 years. He heard some of the leading causes célèbres of the nineteenth century.
Sir Stephen Henry Parker was a lawyer and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia from 1906 to 1914.
Sir Alexander Campbell Onslow was the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, which is the highest ranking court in the Australian State of Western Australia.
The Campbell, later Cockburn-Campbell Baronetcy, of Gartsford in the County of Ross, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 3 July 1821 for Lieutenant-General Alexander Campbell, with remainder, in default of male issue of his own, to 1) the male issue of his daughter Olympia, failing which 2) to the male issue of his daughter Isabella Charlotte. He had already been created a baronet on 6 May 1815, with normal remainder to heirs male. Campbell had earlier fought at the Battle of Seringapatam in 1799 and commanded a division during the Peninsular War. The creation of 1815 became extinct on his death in 1824 while he was succeeded in the 1821 creation by Alexander Thomas Cockburn, who assumed the additional surname of Campbell the same year. The fourth Baronet was President of the Legislative Council of Western Australia. The sixth Baronet was the author of the autobiography "Land of Lots of Time".
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Peers of the Realm have been associated with Australia since early in its history as a British settlement. Many peers served as governors of the Australian colonies, and in the days when the practice of appointing British governors-general was current, the great majority were peers.
Edward Scott was an English-born politician in Western Australia. He became a member of the Legislative Council in 1886, then when representative self-government was achieved in 1890, won the seat of Perth in the new Legislative Assembly. He was also Mayor of Perth from 1889 until 1891. A doctor by profession, he lived in Western Australia from 1875 until 1899, marrying into one of the colony's leading families and becoming involved with the socially prestigious Western Australian Turf Club.
Sir Alexander Perceval Matheson, 3rd Baronet was a Senator for Western Australia (1901–1906) and member of the Western Australian Legislative Council (1897–1901). He was born in London and arrived in Australia in 1894 during the Western Australian gold rush, returning to England following the end of his Senate term. He was the son of Scottish MP Sir Alexander Matheson, 1st Baronet, and succeeded to the baronetcy in 1920.
Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Campbell, 1st Baronet, was a senior officer of the British Army during the early nineteenth century. His long and varied career saw extensive action, including engagements in Europe during the American Revolutionary War, in India during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War and subsequently in the Peninsular War as one of the Duke of Wellington's generals. Badly wounded during the Peninsular campaign, Campbell was rewarded with a knighthood and a baronetcy, later holding a number of prestigious military commands.
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Sir Arthur Henry Freeling, 5th Baronet was the fifth Surveyor General of South Australia.
Albert Young Hassell was a prominent Australian pastoralist and politician.