Thomas Power (Australian politician)

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Thomas Herbert Power (c. July 1802 – 28 November 1873) was an auctioneer, pastoral agent and politician in colonial Victoria (Australia), a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. [1]

Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, thus making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Geographically the smallest state on the Australian mainland, Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.

Victorian Legislative Council upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Victoria, Australia

The Victorian Legislative Council (VLC) is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Victoria, Australia; the lower house being the Legislative Assembly. Both houses sit at Parliament House in Spring Street, Melbourne. The Legislative Council serves as a house of review, in a similar fashion to its federal counterpart, the Australian Senate. Although it is possible for legislation to be first introduced in the Council, most bills receive their first hearing in the Legislative Assembly.

Power was born in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland; christened 29 July 1802. [1] His parents were David Power, a merchant, and Bridget, née Higgins. Power emigrated to the Port Phillip District in 1839 via Launceston, Tasmania. [1] He was an auctioneer Melbourne from 1839 to 1843 and again in 1846; he was a squatter in Boroondara in the early 1840s. [1]

Carrick-on-Suir Town in Munster, Ireland

Carrick-on-Suir is a town in County Tipperary. It lies on both banks of the River Suir.The part on the north bank of the Suir lies in the civil parish of "Carrick", in the historical barony of Iffa and Offa East. The part on the south bank lies in the civil parish of Kilmolerin in the barony of Upperthird, County Waterford.

County Tipperary County in the Republic of Ireland

County Tipperary is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster. The county is named after the town of Tipperary, and was established in the early thirteenth century, shortly after the Norman invasion of Ireland. The population of the county was 159,553 at the 2016 census. The largest towns are Clonmel, Nenagh and Thurles.

Port Phillip District administrative district of the Colony of New South Wales, which is now the Australian state of Victoria

The Port Phillip District was a historical administrative division of the Colony of New South Wales, which existed from September 1836 until 1 July 1851, when it was separated from New South Wales and became the Colony of Victoria.

Power was elected to the Southern Province of the new Legislative Council in November 1856, a seat he held until 1 September 1864. [1]

Southern Province (Victoria) former electoral province of the Victorian Legislative Council, Australia

Southern Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council.

Power was a director of the National Bank 1860–1866 and a commissioner of the Savings Bank of Victoria. [1] He died in Hawthorn, Victoria on 28 November 1873. He was married to Mary Sophia Blurton, there was at least one child, a son Robert. [1]

Hawthorn, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hawthorn is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of Melbourne's central business district situated in the City of Boroondara. At the 2016 Census, Hawthorn recorded a population of 23,511.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Thomas Herbert Power". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
Victorian Legislative Council
New district Member for Southern Province
November 1856 – 1 September 1864
With: John Bennett 1856–63
John Bear 1863–
William Clarke 1856–61 & 1862–
Joseph Sutherland 1861–62
Thomas McCombie 1856–59
Gideon Rutherford 1859–60
William Degraves 1860–
Donald Kennedy 1856–1664
William Taylor 1864–
Succeeded by
William Pettett