Thomas Rees in 1908
|32nd Mayor of Brisbane|
|Preceded by||Leslie Corrie|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Proe|
9 September 1844
Lydstep, South Pembrokeshire, Wales
|Died|| 31 August 1921 76) (aged|
Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia
|Resting place||Balmoral Cemetery|
Thomas Rees (1844–1921) was a contractor and politician in Queensland, Australia. He was Mayor of Brisbane in 1904.
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).
Thomas Rees was born on 9 September 1844 in Lydstep, South Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of Evan Rees and his wife Elizabeth (née Thomas).
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