Thomas Syme Warry

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Thomas Warry
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for East Moreton
In office
27 October 1860 26 August 1863
Servingwith George Edmondstone
Preceded by Henry Buckley
Succeeded by William Brookes
Personal details
Born
Thomas Syme Warry

1819
Birmingham, England
Died19 August 1864 aged (44-45)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nationality English Australian
Occupation Chemist

Thomas Symes Warry (died 1864) was a pioneer chemist and politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. [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 Symes Warry was born about 1819 in England, the son of Thomas Warry and his wife Maria Symes. [2] He was the brother of the Mayor of Brisbane, Richard Symes Warry.

Richard Symes Warry mayor of Brisbane, Queensland

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Politics

On 29 September 1860, Henry Buckley, member for East Moreton, resigned. Thomas Warry was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly the resulting by-election on 27 October 1860. [3] [4]

Henry Buckley Australian politician

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Warry stood for re-election in East Moreton in the 1863 election and was elected. [5] However errors by the returning officer resulted in the election for East Moreton not occurring on a single day with the poll in Cleveland being held at a later date. However, the results of the initial polling were made public before the poll in Cleveland, showing George Edmonstone and William Brookes in the lead with Warry coming third in this two-member electors. This allowed Warry supporters to actively canvess votes in Cleveland putting Warry into second place and hence elected. [6] Given these irregularities in the conduct of the election, Brookes challenged the result and the election was declared void, terminating Warry's political tenure in East Moreton on 26 August 1863. [1] [3] A second election in East Moreton was held on 5 September 1863, [7] which was won by George Edmonstone and William Brookes with Robert Cribb coming third and Warry fourth and last. [8] Robert Cribb lodged an objection to the outcome of the second election saying that the ballot paper were printed in a manner likely to mislead the voters. [9] A third election in East Moreton was called on 26 September 1863 and George Edmonstrone and Robert Cribb were elected with William Brookes in third place (Warry coming fifth and last). [10]

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Robert Cribb Australian politician

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On 8 April 1864, George Raff, member for Town of Brisbane, resigned. Thomas Warry contested the resulting by-election on 22 April 1864 but was unsuccessful with William Brookes being elected. [11] Warry challenged the election result claiming that Brookes had conflicts of interest in relation to contracts with the Queensland Government. [12] On 3 August 1864, the election was declared null and void. [13] A second election was called on 13 August 1864, in which William Brookes won handsomely with Warry coming third and last. [14] [15]

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Later life

Warry became seriously ill on the Sunday after the Town of Brisbane election, and died five days later on Friday 19 August 1864 at his home at Spring Hill. [16]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Warry, Thomas Symes". Re-Member Database. Queensland Parliament . Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. "Queensland Index of Deaths". Queensland Government . Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  3. 1 2 "Part 2.19 - Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860-2012 and the Legislative Council 1860-1922" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2015: The 54th Parliament. Queensland Parliament . Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  4. "Part 2.21 - Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2015" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2015: The 54th Parliament. Queensland Parliament . Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  5. "EAST MORETON ELECTION". The Courier (Brisbane) . Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 13 June 1863. p. 2. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  6. "THE EAST MORETON ELECTION". The Courier (Brisbane) . Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 25 July 1863. p. 2. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  7. "EAST MORETON ELECTION". The Courier (Brisbane) . Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 7 September 1863. p. 2. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  8. "EAST MORETON ELECTION". The Courier (Brisbane) . Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 9 September 1863. p. 3. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
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  11. "THE ELECTION". The North Australian . Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 23 April 1864. p. 3. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  12. "MISCELLANEOUS". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser . National Library of Australia. 18 June 1864. p. 3. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  13. "TELEGRAPHIC". The Brisbane Courier . National Library of Australia. 4 August 1864. p. 2. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  14. "TELEGRAPHIC". The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser . Toowoomba, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 11 August 1864. p. 3. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  15. "Local and General News". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser . National Library of Australia. 16 August 1864. p. 3. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  16. "THE LATE THOMAS SYMES WARRY". The Brisbane Courier . National Library of Australia. 20 August 1864. p. 4. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Henry Buckley
Member for East Moreton
18601863
Served alongside: George Edmondstone
Succeeded by
William Brookes