Mr Thomas WADDELL (1854 - 1940)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1854
  • Place of Birth: Monaghan, Ireland
  • Date of Death: 25/10/1940
  • Place of Death: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly22 Feb 188721 Jan 191729yr(s) 11mth(s)
Member of the NSW Legislative Council17 Jul 191722 Apr 193416yr(s) 9mth(s) 6day(s)
Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 6 May 1917. Ceased to be a Member on reconstitution of the Council in 1934. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Member for Bourke22 Feb 188719 Jan 18891yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)
13th (1887 - 1889)
Member for Bourke13 Feb 18896 Jun 18912yr(s) 3mth(s) 25day(s)
14th (1889 - 1891)
Member for Bourke4 Dec 189125 Jun 18942yr(s) 6mth(s) 22day(s)
15th (1891 - 1894)
Member for Cobar17 Jul 18945 Jul 189511mth(s) 19day(s)
16th (1894 - 1895)
Member for Cobar24 Jul 18958 Jul 18982yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
17th (1895 - 1898)
Member for Cowra27 Jul 189810 Apr 19012yr(s) 8mth(s) 15day(s)
18th (1898 - 1901)
Member for Cowra20 Apr 190111 Jun 19011mth(s) 23day(s)
18th (1898 - 1901)
Member for Cowra22 Jun 190116 Jul 19043yr(s) 25day(s)
19th (1901 - 1904)
Member for Belubula6 Aug 190419 Aug 19073yr(s) 14day(s)
20th (1904 - 1907)
Member for Belubula10 Sep 190714 Sep 19103yr(s) 5day(s)
21st (1907 - 1910)
Member for Belubula14 Oct 19106 Nov 19133yr(s) 24day(s)
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Member for Lyndhurst6 Dec 191321 Feb 19173yr(s) 2mth(s) 16day(s)
23rd (1913 - 1917)
Colonial Treasurer10 Apr 190114 Jun 19043yr(s) 2mth(s) 5day(s)
Colonial Treasurer and Minister of Justice15 Jun 190429 Aug 19042mth(s) 15day(s)
Premier15 Jun 190429 Aug 19042mth(s) 15day(s)
Colonial Secretary14 May 19071 Oct 19074mth(s) 18day(s)
Colonial Treasurer2 Oct 190720 Oct 19103yr(s) 19day(s)
James Fyfe’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.145 Apr 188713 Jul 18873mths 9days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Mittagong Coal Mining Company’s Railway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.2318 May 18878 Jun 188722days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Claim of Joseph Richardson against the Roads Department Committee No.1229 Sep 188724 Jul 18889mths 26days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Parry’s Conditional Purchase on Currugundi and Warren South Runs Committee No.248 Nov 188731 May 18886mths 24days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Resumption of Edward Irby’s Land at Bluff River Committee No.2715 Nov 188724 Jul 18888mths 10days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.2918 Nov 188717 Jul 18887mths 30days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Christian Chapel Lands Sale Bill Committee No.3025 Nov 188714 Dec 188720days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Removal of Railway Engine-sheds from Dubbo to Wellington Committee No.3516 Dec 188724 Jul 18887mths 9days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Silverton Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.4529 Feb 188822 Mar 188823days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Broken Hill and Suburban Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.5210 Apr 18883 May 188824days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.137 Dec 188811 Jan 18891mth 5days
13th (1887 - 1889)
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.810 Apr 188910 Jul 18893mths 1day
14th (1889 - 1891)
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.1017 Apr 188930 Apr 188914days
14th (1889 - 1891)
New South Wales Tramway Company’s Bill Committee No.1130 Apr 188917 May 188918days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Redhead Coalmine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.193 Jul 188917 Jul 188915days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Claim of Isaac Barclay Committee No.225 Jul 188917 Jul 188913days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Katoomba Lighting Bill Committee No.2724 Jul 18896 Aug 188914days
14th (1889 - 1891)
West Wallsend Coal Company (Limited) Bill Committee No.2812 Sep 188924 Sep 188913days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Turrawingee Tramway Bill Committee No.185 Jun 189018 Jun 189014days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Wagga Wagga Cattle Sale yards Bill Committee No.1924 Jun 189014 Aug 18901mth 22days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Land corner Pitt and Bridge Streets Committee No.2124 Jun 189020 Dec 18905mths 27days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition Committee No.367 Oct 189012 Dec 18902mths 6days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Hay Athenaeum Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.4818 Dec 189019 Dec 18902days
14th (1889 - 1891)
Case of Staff Sergeant W.Jiffkins Committee No.1324 Apr 18916 May 18943yrs 13days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Application for a Free Pass made by Mr Black, MP Committee No.2717 Dec 189121 Mar 1891
15th (1891 - 1894)
Broken Hill Water Supply Act Amendment Bill Committee No.321 Feb 189217 Feb 189217days
15th (1891 - 1894)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.130 Aug 189230 Aug 18921day
15th (1891 - 1894)
Oxford street Improvement Bill Committee No.1316 Nov 189213 Jun 18936mths 29days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Lee and Brady Settlement Bill Committee No.1914 Feb 18931 Mar 189316days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Working of the Government Labour Bureau Committee No.2526 Apr 18932 Jun 18931mth 8days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Case of John Deniff Committee No.277 Jun 189313 Jun 18937days
15th (1891 - 1894)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.126 Sep 189326 Sep 18931day
15th (1891 - 1894)
Case of John Deniff Committee No.83 Oct 189318 Oct 189316days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Corowa School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.924 Oct 18938 Dec 18931mth 15days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.1015 Nov 189321 Nov 18937days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Application of Mr J.F Connelly to Mine in the Parish of Currajong Committee No.1228 Nov 18938 Dec 189311days
15th (1891 - 1894)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.117 Jan 189417 Jan 18941day
16th (1894 - 1895)
Oxford street Improvement Bill Committee No.825 Jan 189413 Feb 189420days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Children’s Protection Act Amendment Bill Committee No.920 Feb 18945 Jun 18943mths 17days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Application of Mr J.F Connelly to Mine in the Parish of Currajong Committee No.1013 Mar 18941 May 18941mth 19days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Refreshment Committee No. 429 Aug 18945 Jul 189510mths 7days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Holt’s Wingello Estate Bill. Committee No. 913 Nov 18945 Jul 18957mths 23days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Presbyterian Church Property Management Amendment Bill. Committee No. 1022 Nov 18945 Jul 18957mths 14days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Shoaling at the mouth of North Creek, near Ballina. Committee No. 1127 Nov 18945 Jul 18957mths 9days
16th (1894 - 1895)
Elections and Qualifications. Committee No. 514 Aug 18958 Jul 18982yrs 10mths 25days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Refreshment. Committee No. 420 Aug 18958 Jul 18982yrs 10mths 19days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Case of Mr A.J.C Single Committee No.919 Sep 189510 Oct 189522days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Capertee Tramway Bill Committee No.1026 Sep 189517 Oct 189522days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Borough of Redfern Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.118 Oct 189517 Oct 189510days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Application of Mr J.F Connelly to mine in the parish of Currajong Committee No.1315 Oct 189518 Dec 18952mths 4days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Crown Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association Bill Committee No.146 Nov 189528 Nov 189523days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Chairman
City and North Sydney Railway Bill Committee No.1612 Dec 189519 Dec 18958days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.613 May 189616 Nov 18966mths 4days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Case of Staff Sergeant W.Jiffkins Committee No.1130 Jun 189626 Aug 18961mth 28days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Chairman
City and North Sydney Tunnel Roadway Bill Committee No.141 Jul 189614 Jul 189614days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Annual Leases of Owen McCosker, Cope’s Creek Committee No.1614 Jul 189629 Oct 18963mths 16days
17th (1895 - 1898)
City and North Sydney Railway Bill; Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill. North Shore Bridge Bill Committee No.1721 Jul 189621 Oct 18963mths 1day
17th (1895 - 1898)
North Shore Bridge Bill appointed 13 August 1896
Claim of Captain Rossi Committee No.2028 Jul 18961 Oct 18962mths 4days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Ryan’s Conditional Purchase in the Wagga Wagga Land District Committee No.214 Aug 189610 Sep 18961mth 7days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Collision between the “Sol” and “Alathea” steamers Committee No.2622 Sep 189611 Nov 18961mth 21days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Lawson’s Estate Mortgage Enabling Bill Committee No.2923 Sep 189630 Sep 18968days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Case of Thomas Buckley – Public Works Department Committee No.3320 Oct 189616 Nov 189628days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Claim of Richardson, Turner & Co Committee No.3621 Oct 189612 Nov 189623days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Case of Thomas Buckley, Public Works Department Committee No. 730 Aug 189823 Dec 18983mths 24days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Saywell’s Tramway and Electric Lighting Bill Committee No. 1220 Sep 189823 Dec 18983mths 4days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Care of Rachel Dawson Committee No.2022 Nov 189823 Dec 18981mth 2days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Act Further Amendment Bill Committee No.222 Dec 18986 Dec 18985days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Library Committee No.52 Aug 189910 Oct 18992mths 9days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Tamworth Showground Bill Committee No.1526 Oct 189923 Dec 18991mth 28days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Case of Thomas Buckley – Public Works Department Committee No.177 Nov 189920 Dec 18991mth 14days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Case of William Creswell Committee No.187 Nov 189921 Dec 18991mth 15days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Library Committee No.520 Jun 190028 Nov 19005mths 9days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Tied Houses Committee No.822 Aug 190118 Sep 190128days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Carriage of Newspapers on Government Railways Committee No.1020 Jun 190219 Dec 19025mths 30days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Claim of William Richard Gainford against the Department of Navigation Committee No.1122 Jul 190220 Dec 19024mths 29days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Claim of James Ross, Pilot Boatman Committee No.1830 Oct 190217 Dec 19021mth 18days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Dismissal from the Railway Service of Fettlers’ Ganger, E.L Warton Committee No.1730 Oct 190218 Dec 19021mth 19days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Abattoir Glebe Island Committee No.810 Jul 190320 Nov 19034mths 11days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Use of Preservative and Colouring Matters in Food Committee No.1120 Aug 190325 Nov 19033mths 6days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.224 Aug 19041 Dec 19043mths 8days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Standing Orders Committee No.321 Sep 19049 Nov 19041mth 20days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Case of Henry Harding, W.S Stead, and others – Certificate of Title Committee No.727 Sep 190414 Dec 19042mths 18days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Municipal District of Cowra reduced Area Bill Committee No.81 Nov 190416 Nov 190416days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Chairman
Government Savings Bill Committee No.132 Dec 19046 Dec 19045days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.214 Jun 19059 Dec 19055mths 26days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Standing Orders Committee No.328 Jun 19059 Dec 19055mths 12days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Testator’s Family Maintenance Committee No.2328 Nov 19059 Dec 190512days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.65 Jul 190618 Dec 19065mths 14days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Standing Orders Committee No.310 Jul 190618 Dec 19065mths 9days
20th (1904 - 1907)
David Berry Hospital Bill Committee No.1422 Nov 19066 Dec 190615days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Standing Orders Committee No.49 Jul 190712 Jul 19074days
20th (1904 - 1907)
Great Northern Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.78 Sep 190830 Sep 190823days
21st (1907 - 1910)
Claims of Andrew Rodgers against the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners Committee No.829 Sep 190818 Dec 19082mths 20days
21st (1907 - 1910)
Warwick Farm Railway Act Extension Bill Committee No.731 May 191114 Jun 191115days
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Increase in House Rents Committee No.1617 Oct 191125 Mar 19125mths 9days
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Parliamentary Accommodation Committee No.148 Nov 19125 Dec 191228days
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Michael Gleeson’s Application for a Selection, Land District of Dubbo Committee No.712 Aug 191323 Sep 19131mth 12days
22nd (1910 - 1913)

Political Party Activity

Protectionist. Progressive Party


Qualifications, occupations and interests

Pastoralist. Arrived in New South Wales with parents in 1855. Educated at Collector public and Goulburn High schools. Shop assistant at 15; then Clerk of Petty Sessions at Collector. Began dealing in cattle and horses in 1876; spent some time at Cooper's Creek, West Queensland. With brother, Col G.W. Waddell, took up successively Mileela, Wyuna and Wagamana, stations in western New South Wales; sold out in 1880s boom and settled in Sydney 1887. Later acquired new pastoral interests in far west. Owned Fort Bourke station with Sir Samuel McCaughey (q.v.), . later buying him out. Chairman Co-operative Wool and Produce Company and of Austral Malay Rubber Company Limited; first chairman McGarvie Smith Institute. Director of City Bank and of Qld Insurance Company. Commander Melbourne International Exhibition 1888. Member Farmers and Settlers' Association, and of Queensland Insurance Commander. Commander of the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1888. Member of the Farmers and Settlers' Association, and of the Australia Club. Prolific writer on public finance.


Personal

Youngest son of John Jackson Waddell and his wife Ann Mossman. Married on 7 May 1887 to Elizabeth James, daughter of John James, of Orange, and had issue 4 sons and 4 daughters. Presbyterian.


Additional Information

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 12