History Resources - Members of Parliament

Thomas William Field

 Thomas William Field

Surname: FIELD

Given Names: Thomas William

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 24 July 1817 - Launceston, Tasmania

Date of Death: 12 January 1881 - Melbourne, Victoria


House of Assembly: 13 September 1856

Electorate: Westbury


Positions Held:

Date of Departure: April 1862

Reason for Departure: Resigned

Legislative Council: (1) 17 March 1855 (2) 1 July 1875

Electorate: (1) Westbury (2) Meander

Party: Independent

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: (1) August 1856 (2) 12 January 1881

Reason for Departure: (1) Resigned to stand for HA. Successful. (2) Died in office.


Father of Richard Field MHA. First elected at by-election after resignation of W. Archer.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 14

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.