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Tasman Shields

Surname: SHIELDS

Given Names: Tasman

Title and Honours: Mr

Qualifications: LLB (Tasmania 1917)

Date and Place of Birth: 20 November 1872 - Launceston, Tasmania

Date of Death: 28 August -1950 - Launceston, Tasmania



Legislative Council: 22 January 1915

Electorate: Launceston; transferred to Cornwall 1946

Party: Independent

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 5 May 1936

Reason for Departure: Defeated.


One of two 'Launceston' seats; became Cornwall in 1946.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 338

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.