Thomas Rae

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Thomas Rae (1819 – 10 December 1862) [1] was a manufacturer and politician in colonial Victoria, a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. [1]


Early life

Rae was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of James Rae and Jean, née Weir. [1] Rae was educated at a public school in Glasgow and became an apprentice engineer. [1]

Colonial Australia

Rae emigrated to the Port Phillip District in 1848. He joined the firm of Jackson, Rae & Co., his brother being a partner. [1] In November 1855 Rae was elected to the unicameral Victorian Legislative Council for City of Melbourne [1] Rae held that seat until the original Council was abolished in March 1856. [1] Rae became a member of the inaugural Fitzroy council in 1858. [1]

Rae died in at 60 Young Street Fitzroy on 10 December 1862; [2] he had married Janet Love in 1853 in Geelong, there were no children. [1] What about Isobel Rae and Alison Rae, artists?

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "Rae, Thomas". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria.
  2. "Deaths". The Argus . 11 December 1862. p. 4. Retrieved 24 August 2014 via Trove.


Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by Member for City of Melbourne
November 1855 – March 1856
With: John Smith
John O'Shanassy
John Hodgson
Frederick James Sargood
Original Council abolished