Thomas Rees (mayor)

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Thomas Rees

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Thomas Rees in 1908
32nd Mayor of Brisbane
In office
1904–1904
Preceded by Leslie Corrie
Succeeded by Thomas Proe
Personal details
BornThomas Rees
(1844-09-09)9 September 1844
Lydstep, South Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died 31 August 1921(1921-08-31) (aged 76)
Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Balmoral Cemetery
Nationality Welsh Australian
Occupation Builder

Thomas Rees (1844–1921) was a contractor and politician in Queensland, Australia. He was Mayor of Brisbane in 1904. [1]

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).

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Early life

Thomas Rees was born on 9 September 1844 in Lydstep, South Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of Evan Rees and his wife Elizabeth (née Thomas). [2] [3]

South Pembrokeshire

South Pembrokeshire was one of six local government districts of Dyfed, Wales from 1974 to 1996.

Career

Thomas Rees built the now heritage-listed St Pauls Presbyterian Church in Spring Hill from 1887 to 1889. [4] In 1892 he built the now heritage-listed Roman Catholic St Stephens School in Charlotte Street. [5]

Spring Hill, Queensland Suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Later life

Thomas Rees died on 31 August 1921 at his home Lydstep in Coorparoo. [3] [6] He was buried the same day in Balmoral Cemetery. [7]

Coorparoo, Queensland Suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Balmoral Cemetery is a major cemetery in Morningside, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The cemetery has also been known as Bulimba Cemetery, Morningside Cemetery and Kangaroo Point Cemetery.

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References

  1. Brisbane City Council archives
  2. Ancestry user: janicephippard. "Evans family tree". Ancestry . Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  3. 1 2 Queensland Registrar-General Index of Deaths 1921/B35235
  4. "St Pauls Presbyterian Church (entry 600309)". Queensland Heritage Register . Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  5. "St Stephens School (entry 600106)". Queensland Heritage Register . Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  6. "Family Notices". The Brisbane Courier . National Library of Australia. 10 September 1921. p. 3. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  7. "Rees, Thomas". Brisbane City Council . Retrieved 29 January 2015.