Thomas George De Largie "Tom" d'Alton (8 December 1895 – 7 May 1968) was an Australian politician and diplomat. He was born in Warracknabeal in Victoria. In 1931 d'Alton was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Labor member for Darwin; he was a minister from 1934 to 1943, and had been Deputy Premier.
Warracknabeal is a wheatbelt town in the Australian state of Victoria. Situated on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek, 330 km north-west of Melbourne, it is the business and services centre of the northern Wimmera and southern Mallee districts, and hosts local government offices of the Shire of Yarriambiack. At the 2011 census Warracknabeal district had a population of 2,745, of which 2,340 lived in the urban town centre.
The House of Assembly, or Lower House, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Tasmania in Australia. The other is the Legislative Council or Upper House. It sits in Parliament House in the state capital, Hobart.
The Australian Labor Party is a major centre-left political party in Australia. The party has been in opposition at the federal level since the 2013 election. Bill Shorten has been the party's federal parliamentary leader since 13 October 2013. The party is a federal party with branches in each state and territory. Labor is in government in the states of Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and in both the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. The party competes against the Liberal/National Coalition for political office at the federal and state levels. It is the oldest political party in Australia.
In 1943 Herbert Evatt saw a need for a High Commissioner in Wellington to coordinate views (a new post) and chose the "colourful figure" d'Alton, who however chose to retain his seat and salary in the Tasmanian Parliament. Three months after arriving he got into a punch-up with the landlord of the Post Office Hotel, Wellington. Questions from the Opposition in the Federal Parliament asked if he was a worthy reply to boxer Bob Fitzsimmons the Freckled Wonder who moved to Australia from New Zealand.
Robert James Fitzsimmons was a British professional boxer who made boxing history as the sport's first three-division world champion. He also achieved fame for beating Gentleman Jim Corbett,, and he is in The Guinness Book of World Records as the lightest heavyweight champion. Nicknamed "Ruby Robert" and "The Freckled Wonder", he took pride in his lack of scars and appeared in the ring wearing heavy woollen underwear to conceal the disparity between his trunk and leg-development. He was also known for his pure fighting skills due to dislike of training for fights, which cost him at times in his career.
In 1946 he was the subject of a Royal Commission alleging corruption. He was elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council, again representing Labor, for the seat of Gordon in 1947, serving until his death in Hobart in 1968.
The Tasmanian Legislative Council is the upper house of the Parliament of Tasmania in Australia. It is one of the two chambers of the Parliament, the other being the House of Assembly. Both houses sit in Parliament House in the state capital, Hobart. Members of the Legislative Council are often referred to as MLCs.
The Electoral division of Gordon was an electoral division in the Tasmanian Legislative Council of Australia. It existed from 1899 to 1999, when it was abolished since the Council was reduced from 19 to 15 seats. It took its name from the Gordon River.
The history of Tasmania begins at the end of the most recent ice age when it is believed that the island was joined to the Australian mainland. Little is known of the human history of the island until the British colonisation in the 19th century.
Sir Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon, Australian politician, was the Premier of Tasmania from 1894 to 1899, and was a Member of the First Australian Parliament in the House of Representatives. Braddon was a Tasmanian delegate to the Constitutional Conventions.
Sir Robert Cosgrove was an Australian politician who was the 30th and longest-serving Premier of Tasmania. He held office for over 18 years, serving from 1939 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1958. His involvement in state politics spanned five decades, and he dominated the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Labor Party for a generation.
Norman Kirkwood Ewing, Australian politician, was a member of three parliaments: the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, the Australian Senate, and the Tasmanian House of Assembly. He became a Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, and was Administrator of Tasmania from November 1923 to June 1924.
A political family in Australia is a family in which multiple members are involved in Australian politics, particularly electoral politics. Members may be related by blood or marriage; often several generations or multiple siblings may be involved.
Charles Ernest Culley CMG was an Australian politician who was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly and the Australian House of Representatives.
David John O'Keefe, was an Australian politician who served in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. He was a Senator from Tasmania from 1901 to 1906 and 1910 to 1920, and then represented the Division of Denison in the House of Representatives from 1922 to 1925.
Reginald James Murray was an Australian politician. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, he was educated at Hobart High School before becoming a clerk and airlines officer, and later an official with the Clerks' Union. He was Treasurer of the Tasmanian Labor Party before serving in the military from 1939 to 1947. In 1946, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Tasmania. He held the seat until his defeat in 1951, after which he became private secretary to Senator Nick McKenna. Murray died in 1962.
The Electoral district of Waratah was a single-member electoral district of the Tasmanian House of Assembly. It centred on the town of Waratah in western Tasmania.
This is a list of members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly between the 25 March 1916 election and the 31 May 1919 election. At the 1916 election, no party won a majority, and the Liberals' Walter Lee became Premier of Tasmania. During the term, the Liberal Party converted into the new Nationalist Party, and the Labor Party split over conscription. However, most of the Parliamentary Labor Party stayed with the executive, and the two MHAs who left the Party switched to federal politics. The state of flux, however, resulted in four seats switching from Labor to Nationalist at by-elections and recounts.
This is a list of members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly between the 31 May 1919 election and the 10 June 1922 election. Nationalist MHA Walter Lee was the Premier of Tasmania throughout the term. In 1922, shortly before the election, a new Country Party emerged with several sitting Nationalist MPs joining it.
This is a list of members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly between the 30 May 1928 election and the 9 May 1931 election. The 1928 election failed to deliver a majority, and the Nationalists' John McPhee took over from Labor's Joseph Lyons as Premier of Tasmania. Lyons subsequently retired from state politics, obtaining election to the Federal seat of Wilmot and going on to become Prime Minister of Australia in 1931.
This is a list of members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly between the 13 December 1941 election and the 23 November 1946 election. The term was elongated due to World War II.
This is a list of members of the Tasmanian Legislative Council between 1945 and 1951. Terms of the Legislative Council did not coincide with Legislative Assembly elections, and members served six year terms, with a number of members facing election each year.
This is a list of members of the Tasmanian Legislative Council between 1963 and 1969. Terms of the Legislative Council did not coincide with Legislative Assembly elections, and members served six year terms, with a number of members facing election each year.
This is a list of members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly between the 2 May 1959 election and the 2 May 1964 election. Prior to this election, each of the five Tasmanian seats had been expanded from 6 to 7 members to provide an odd number of members, due mainly to a series of hung parliaments.
William Thomas Wood was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.
Thomas Murdoch CMG was an Australian politician.
Michael Adye Smith was an Australian politician.
The Australian Labor Party , commonly known as Tasmanian Labor is the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Labor Party.
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