History Resources - Members of Parliament

Nicholas John Brown

Nicholas John Brown

Surname: BROWN

Given Names: Nicholas John

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 9 October 1838 - Hobart, Tasmania

Date of Death: 22 September 1903 - Hobart, Tasmania

House of Assembly: 29 January 1875 (by-blection)

Electorate: Cumberland


Positions Held: Minister 1877-78, 1882-87; Speaker 1891-93, 1897-1903; Opposition Leader 1887-89

Date of Departure: 22 September 1903

Reason for Departure: Died in office.


Defeated in 1893 but election declared void. Active participant in moves towards Federation.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: P

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.