History Resources - Members of Parliament

William Thomas Napier Champ

William Thomas Napier Champ

Surname: CHAMP

Given Names: William Thomas Napier

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 15 April 1808 - Maldon, Essex, England

Date of Death: 25 August 1892 - Melbourne, Victoria


House of Assembly: 8 September 1856

Electorate: Launceston


Positions Held:Premier (First Tasmanian Premier 1 November 1856 - 26 February 1857) Opposition Leader February-April 1857

Date of Departure: May 1857

Reason for Departure: Resigned.


MLC 1852-56. Became Premier after first election. Formerly colonial secretary to Governor Denison and Commandant of Port Arthur. Returned to politics in Victoria (MLA 1871-73).

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 11


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.