Thomas Price (Queensland politician)

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Thomas Price
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Wide Bay
In office
23 Nov 1878 7 Sep 1883
Servingwith William Bailey
Preceded by Henry King
Succeeded by Matthew Mellor
Personal details
BornThomas Price
1840
Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England
Died 4 April 1906 (aged 65 or 66)
Albion, Queensland, Australia
Nationality English Australian
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Grice (m.1870 d.1933)
Occupation Builder

Thomas Price (1840–1906) was a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. [1] Price was the member for the Electoral District of Wide Bay from November 1878 to September 1883.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Legislative Assembly of Queensland Chamber of the unicameral Parliament of Queensland

The Legislative Assembly of Queensland is the sole chamber of the unicameral Parliament of Queensland. Elections are held every four years. Voting is by the full-preferential voting form of the alternative vote system. The Assembly has 93 members, who have used the letters MP after their names since 2000.

Personal life

He was born in 1840 in Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England to Thomas Price and Elizabeth (née Banter). He died on 4 April 1906 in Albion, Brisbane, Queensland. He married Elizabeth Grice (died 1933) [2] on 27 December 1870, and had 4 sons and 3 daughters.

Ilfracombe town (seaside resort) and civil parish in Devon, England

Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.

Albion, Queensland Suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Albion is an inner north-eastern suburb of the City of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia.

Price was a builder and contractor who acquired a Tiaro grazing property in 1890

Tiaro, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Tiaro is a small town and a locality in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Tiaro had a population of 758 people.

According to an article in the Melbourne Age he was fined 40 shillings for drunkenness and disturbing the services of the salvation army. [3]

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References

  1. "Part 2.19 - Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860-2012 and the Legislative Council 1860-1922" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2015: The 54th Parliament. Queensland Parliament . Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  2. Family history research Queensland Government births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  3. "Queensland". The Age . 19 September 1882. p. 3. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Henry King
Member for Wide Bay
18781883
Served alongside: William Bailey
Succeeded by
Matthew Mellor