Thomas Power (Australian politician)

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Thomas Power
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Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for Southern Province
In office
1 November 1856 1 September 1864
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded by William Henry Pettett
Personal details
Born29 July 1802
Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary, Ireland
Died28 November 1873(1873-11-28) (aged 71)
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Thomas Herbert Power (29 July 1802 – 28 November 1873) was an auctioneer, pastoral agent and politician in colonial Victoria (Australia), a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. [1]

Power was born in Carrick-on-Suir in County Tipperary, Ireland. [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 in Melbourne from 1839 to 1843 and again in 1846; he was also a squatter in Boroondara in the early 1840s. [1]

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

Power was a director of the National Bank of Australasia in 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]

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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. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
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