Thomas Smart (Tasmanian politician)

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Thomas Christie Smart (1816 – 26 March 1896) was a doctor and politician in colonial Tasmania, member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council. [1]

Tasmania island state of Australia

Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 526,700 as of March 2018. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.

Tasmanian Legislative Council upper house of the Parliament of Tasmania

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Smart was born in Scotland [1] and became a licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1842. [2] Later in 1842 he emigrated to Australia [1] and was elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Hobart on 8 March 1881, resigning on 8 February 1886. [2] Smart became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1875. [2] Smart was also Chairman of the Hobart Hospital Board [3] and chairman of directors of the Eldon Ranges Gold Prospecting Co. [1]

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A Royal College of Surgeons or Royal Surgical College is a type of organisation found in many present and former members of the Commonwealth of Nations. These organisations are responsible for training surgeons and setting their examinations. In this context, the term chartered implies the awarding of a Royal charter.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Bolger, Peter. "Smart, Thomas Christie (1816–1896)". Australian Dictionary of Biography . Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 "The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856; Smart, Thomas Christie" . Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  3. Mennell,Philip (1892)." Wikisource-logo.svg   Smart, Hon. Thomas Christie".The Dictionary of Australasian Biography.London:Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource