History Resources - Members of Parliament

William Lodewyk Crowther

William  Lodewyk Crowther


Given Names: William Lodewyk

Title and Honours: Dr

Qualifications: MRCS, LRCP 1841 (London)

Date and Place of Birth:15 April 1817 - Netherlands

Date of Death: 12 April 1885 - Hobart, Tasmania

House of Assembly: 27 October 1866

Electorate: Hobart Town


Positions Held: Premier 1878-79

Date of Departure: December 1866

Reason for Departure: Resigned.

Legislative Council: 22 March 1869

Electorate: Hobart


Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 12 April 1885

Reason for Departure: Died in office.

Comments: Father of Edward Crowther MHA. Suspended from medical practice for mutilation of body of 'last male Tasmanian aborigine'. Crowther Collection at the State Library is named after him - http://www.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/whathave/librarycoll/researchandref/wlcrowther .

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 93


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.