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Bolton Stafford Bird

Bolton Stafford Bird

Surname: BIRD

Given Names: Bolton Stafford

Title and Honours: Mr, CMG


Date and Place of Birth:30 January 1840 - Hazlerigg, Northumberland, England

Date of Death:15 December 1924 - Lunawanna, Tasmania


House of Assembly: (1) 27 May 1882 (2) 30 July 1904

Electorate: (1) Franklin (2) South Hobart

Party: Revenue Tariffs

Positions Held: Treasurer 1887-92; Speaker 1894-97; Opposition Leader 1892-94; 1898-99; Chair Committees 1919-21

Date of Departure: (1) 2 April 1903 (2) 30 April 1909

Reason for Departure: (1) Defeated. (2) Seat abolished.

Legislative Council: 4 May 1909

Electorate: Huon

Party: Independent

Positions Held: Chair Committees 1919-21

Date of Departure: 6 May 1924

Reason for Departure: Retired.


House of Assembly Long Room Picture: Q

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.

Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.

Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968. Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.