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Former Member Details

Mr Thomas BAWDEN (1833 - 1897)

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Date of Birth: 01/12/1833
Place of Birth: England
Date of Death: 18/05/1897
Place of Death: Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 07 Dec 1869 16 Mar 1880 10 years 3 months 10 days
Member for Clarence 07 Dec 1869 03 Feb 1872 2 years 1 month 28 days
Member for Clarence 05 Mar 1872 28 Nov 1874 2 years 8 months 24 days
Member for Clarence 22 Dec 1874 12 Oct 1877 2 years 9 months 21 days
Member for Clarence 03 Dec 1877 16 Mar 1880 2 years 3 months 14 days
Mr Thomas Scott – Sugar Cultivation Committee No.8 15 Feb 1870 04 May 1870 2 months 20 days
Oyster Fisheries Committee No.17 15 Mar 1870 07 May 1870 1 month 23 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 11 Aug 1870 11 Aug 1870 1 day Chairman
Mr Thomas Scott-Sugar Cultivation Committee No.10 20 Sep 1870 16 Mar 1871 5 months 25 days
Bathurst Gas Company’s Bill Committee No.7 29 Nov 1871 06 Dec 1871 8 days
Bathurst Gas Bill Committee No.7 14 Jun 1872 21 Jun 1872 8 days
St George’s Presbyterian Church Bill Committee No.12 27 Jun 1872 04 Jul 1872 8 days
Newtown Omnibus Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.24 20 Jan 1874 30 Jan 1874 11 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace. First President of Clarence River Pastoral Agricultural and Horticultural Association; Treasurer of the local Hospital; and a supporter of the School of Arts.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Stock inspector and storekeeper. Arrived in New South Wales c. 1840 - 1842 and went to the Clarence District about 1843, becoming prominent in local affairs and eventually owning a large store in Grafton. In 1877 became Secretary and Director of the Clarence and New England Steam Navigation Company, assisting in the foundation and which had been incorporated in 1866. At time of death he was inspector of stock.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Mayor of Grafton Council
Personal
Son of William Bawden and Mary Williams. Married Elizabeth Anne Hindmarsh in 1856 and had issue, 6 sons and 7 daughters. Church of England.
Additional Information
References: L. T. Daley, Men and a River, Melbourne, 1966, p. 149