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Former Member Details

Sir Thomas Thomson EWING, KCMG (1856 - 1920)

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Date of Birth: 09/10/1856
Place of Birth: Pitt Town, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 15/09/1920
Place of Death: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 28 Oct 1885 11 Jun 1901 15 years 7 months 15 days
Member for Richmond 28 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 2 months 30 days
Member for Richmond 26 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 10 months 25 days
Member for Richmond 13 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 3 months 25 days
Member for Richmond 24 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 2 days
Member for Lismore 17 Jul 1894 05 Jul 1895 11 months 19 days
Member for Lismore 19 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 20 days
Member for Lismore 27 Jul 1898 11 Jun 1901 2 years 10 months 16 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 18 Nov 1885 18 Nov 1885 1 day Chairman
Claim of Mr Thomas Horton Committee No.15 28 Jan 1886 10 Feb 1886 14 days
Board’s Settlement Bill Committee No.24 30 Mar 1886 09 Apr 1886 11 days
Pringle’s Estate Mortgage Bill Committee No.31 06 Apr 1886 11 May 1886 1 month 6 days
Bird Estate Bill Committee No.35 05 May 1886 11 Jun 1886 1 month 7 days
Randwick Cemetery Unused Land Sale Bill Committee No.44 10 Jun 1886 17 Jun 1886 8 days
Australian Joint Stock Bank Amendment Bill Committee No.48 15 Jun 1886 22 Jul 1886 1 month 8 days
Mudgee Gaslight and Coke Company’s Bill Committee No.57 23 Jul 1886 05 Aug 1886 14 days
Silverton Tramway Bill Committee No.60 10 Aug 1886 26 Aug 1886 17 days
St. Saviour’s Glebe Land Leasing Bill Committee No.65 28 Sep 1886 25 Oct 1886 28 days
Crookwell Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.17 29 Apr 1887 03 May 1887 5 days
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Bill Committee No.25 19 May 1887 01 Jun 1887 14 days
Claim of E.Blakeney v.Pegus Committee No.22 17 May 1887 07 Jun 1887 22 days
Parliamentary Hansard Committee No.28 09 Jun 1887 12 Jul 1887 1 month 4 days
Tramway from Kogarah to Sans Souci Committee No.9 22 Mar 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 22 days
Saywell’s Tramway Bill Committee No.6 17 Mar 1887 23 Jul 1887 4 months 7 days
Trustees of Presbyterian Cemetery at Maclean Committee No.21 13 Oct 1887 26 Oct 1887 14 days
Claim of Mrs Butterley Committee No.5 21 Sep 1887 12 Nov 1887 1 month 23 days
Grafton School of Arts Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.31 25 Jan 1887 14 Dec 1887 10 months 20 days
Redhead Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.36 20 Dec 1887 15 Feb 1888 1 month 27 days
Parry’s Conditional Purchase on Currugundi and Warren South Runs Committee No.24 08 Nov 1887 31 May 1888 6 months 24 days
Mrs Ann Rouse’s Conditional Purchase, parish of Kahibah Committee No.22 25 Oct 1887 06 Jun 1888 7 months 13 days
Cooma Church of England Land Sale Bill Committee No.61 21 Jun 1888 27 Jun 1888 7 days
John Tierney’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.16 11 Oct 1887 24 Jul 1888 9 months 14 days
Selections by John Harrison, of Lismore Committee No.9 27 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 21 days Chairman
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5 25 Oct 1888 27 Jan 1889 3 months 3 days
Case of Miss Brenning Committee No.20 03 Jul 1889 23 Jul 1889 21 days
Selections by John Harrison, of Lismore Committee No.25 19 Jul 1889 23 Jul 1889 5 days
Conditional Purchase of Zachary Benn, Richmond River District Committee No.26 19 Jul 1889 30 Jul 1889 12 days
West Wallsend Coal Company (Limited) Bill Committee No.28 12 Sep 1889 24 Sep 1889 13 days
Library Committee No.5 03 Apr 1889 10 Oct 1889 6 months 8 days
Refreshment Committee No.6 03 Apr 1889 10 Oct 1889 6 months 8 days
Library Committee No.4 27 Nov 1889 21 Dec 1889 25 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 27 Nov 1889 21 Dec 1889 25 days
City of Newcastle Gas and Coke Company’s Electric and other light Bill Committee No.15 22 May 1890 11 Jun 1890 21 days
Borough of Willoughby Naming Bill Committee No.24 17 Jul 1890 22 Jul 1890 6 days
Tumut School of Arts Site Sale Bill Committee No.30 27 Aug 1890 04 Sep 1890 9 days
McIlveen & Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.22 01 Jul 1890 30 Sep 1890 3 months
Conditional Purchases of J.Smith, JMD Sullivan, and A.Campbell, Land District of Lismore Committee No.28 26 Aug 1890 20 Dec 1890 3 months 25 days
Library Committee No.4 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Library Committee No.3 26 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 8 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 26 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 8 days
Albury Mechanics Institute Enabling Bill Committee No.6 30 Jul 1891 06 Aug 1891 8 days
Casino School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.9 05 Aug 1891 17 Sep 1891 1 month 13 days
Conditional Purchase by James Young, at Gosford Committee No.30 21 Dec 1891 04 Feb 1892 1 month 15 days
Conditional purchase by Zachary Benn, Richmond River District Committee No.34 01 Feb 1892 22 Feb 1892 22 days
Conditional Purchase by Mrs Ann Rouse, in the parish of Kahibah Committee No.33 01 Feb 1892 26 Feb 1892 26 days
Mr Charles Brady’s Services in connection with Sericulture Committee No.28 21 Dec 1891 31 Mar 1892 3 months 11 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 28 Jul 1891 01 Apr 1892 8 months 5 days
Library Committee No.6 05 Oct 1892 18 Oct 1892 14 days
Hillgrove and Armidale Water-power Electric Bill Committee No.4 05 Oct 1892 01 Nov 1892 28 days
Australasian Rights Purchase Bill Committee No.9 11 Oct 1892 16 Nov 1892 1 month 6 days
Vice Suppression Bill Committee No.11 25 Oct 1892 18 Nov 1892 25 days
Picturesque Atlas Company Committee No.18 24 Jan 1893 16 May 1893 3 months 23 days
Agricultural Holdings Bill Committee No.24 18 Apr 1893 30 May 1893 1 month 13 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 27 Sep 1893 08 Dec 1893 2 months 12 days
Library Committee No.4 27 Sep 1893 08 Dec 1893 2 months 12 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 23 Jan 1894 11 Jun 1894 4 months 20 days
Library Committee No.4 23 Jan 1894 11 Jun 1894 4 months 20 days
Shoaling at the mouth of North Creek, near Ballina. Committee No. 11 27 Nov 1894 05 Jul 1895 7 months 9 days
Standing Orders Committee No. 2 29 Aug 1894 05 Jul 1895 10 months 7 days
Capertee Tramway Bill Committee No.10 26 Sep 1895 17 Oct 1895 22 days
Saywell’s Tramway and Electric Lighting Bill Committee No. 12 20 Sep 1898 23 Dec 1898 3 months 4 days
Lismore Municipal Boundaries Bill Committee No.12 19 Oct 1899 24 Oct 1899 6 days Chairman
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Government Surveyor. Became a licensed surveyor with the New South Wales Department of Lands in 1877. Second class surveyor in 1882 who resigned upon standing for the Legislative Assembly. Moved to federal politics in 1901. Retired in 1910 and devoted to himself to farming on the Tweed River. Became an author.
Military Service
Honours Received
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George ( KCMG) in 1908.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia: Member of the House of Representatives for Richmond 1901 - 1910; Vice-President of the Executive Council 1905 - 1906; Minister for Home Affairs 1906 - 1907; Minister for Defence 1907 - 1908.
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Reverend Thomas Campbell, Church of England clergyman and Elizabeth Thomson. Married Margaret MacCabe on 1 October 1879 at Wollongong and had issue, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Church of England.
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