Thomas Rutledge (New South Wales colonial politician)

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Thomas Rutledge (1817 23 November 1904) was an Irish-born Australian politician.

He was born at Ballynagdine in County Cavan to landowner James Rutledge and Martha Foster. In 1841 he migrated to New South Wales to join his brother William at Carwoola. In 1881 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Queanbeyan, serving until 1882. Rutledge died at Carwoola in 1904. [1]

County Cavan County in the Republic of Ireland

County Cavan is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the town of Cavan and is based on the historic Gaelic territory of East Breffny (Bréifne). Cavan County Council is the local authority for the county, which had a population of 76,176 at the 2016 census.

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New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

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References

  1. "Mr Thomas Rutledge (1817-1904)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 23 June 2019.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
James Thompson
Member for Queanbeyan
1881–1882
Succeeded by
George De Salis