Mr Thomas Francis MEAD (1918 - 2004)**

  • Date of Birth: 04/05/1918
  • Place of Birth: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 22/01/2004
  • Place of Death: Manly, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly1 May 19652 Apr 197610yr(s) 11mth(s) 2day(s)
Member for Hurstville1 May 196523 Jan 19682yr(s) 8mth(s) 23day(s)
41st (1965 - 1968)
Member for Hurstville24 Feb 196813 Jan 19712yr(s) 10mth(s) 21day(s)
42nd (1968 - 1971)
Member for Hurstville13 Feb 197119 Oct 19732yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)
43rd (1971 - 1973)
Member for Hurstville17 Nov 19732 Apr 19762yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)
44th (1973 - 1976)

Political Party Activity

Liberal Party. Chairman of government parties transport committee in 1969

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Journalist. Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery for ten years; special writer and music critic for the Daily Telegraph from 1952 until 1955, chief of staff from 1955 until 1961; managing editor of Suburban Publication Pty Limited from 1961 until 1965; held an interest in the St George Daily Leader; director from 1968, chairman of the Manly Daily since 1974; City of Sydney Eistedfodd committee from 1966, executive member of Cultural Council committee in 1976; governor of New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music from 1966; president of South Steyne Preservation Society in 1977; author in 1946 and 1964.


Son of Robert George Mead, horse trainer, and Lilian Margaret Ryan. Married Vaila Margaret Pender on 5 April 1947 and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Funeral at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Manly on 29 January 2004.

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