Thomas Cockburn-Campbell

Thomas Cockburn-Campbell

Sir Thomas Cockburn-Campbell, 4th Baronet (18 April 184527 September 1892) was an English-born journalist and politician in Australia.__NOTOC__

Early life

Cockburn-Campbell was born in Exeter, the second son of Sir Alexander Thomas Cockburn-Campbell, second Baronet, and his wife, Grace, daughter of Joseph Spence. He was educated in England and at Heidelberg and travelled in Europe.

Cockburn-Campbell left England for Queensland, Australia in 1864 where he worked with Augustus Gregory as a chainman and later with other surveyors. In the late 1860s he went to Western Australia and took up farming; his father was resident magistrate at Albany, Western Australia. In 1871 he succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother Alexander Cockburn-Campbell.

Political career

In 1873 Cockburn-Campbell was nominated a member of the old Western Australian Legislative Council and became chairman of committees. He was for some time editor of the "West Australian" but retired in 1887 due to ill health and was succeeded by Sir J. W. Hackett. In 1890 he was appointed one of the delegates sent to London to give information and assistance in connexion with the passing of the Western Australian constitution bill. He also gave evidence before the colonization committee of the house of commons. In December 1890 Campbell became a member of the new Legislative Council and was elected its first president. He died at Perth on 27 September 1892. He married in 1870 Lucy Anne, daughter of Arthur Trimmer, who survived him with two sons and four daughters.


Dictionary of Australian Biography|First=Thomas Cockburn|Last=Campbell|Link=
*O. K. Battye, ' [ Cockburn-Campbell, Sir Thomas (1845 - 1892)] ', "Australian Dictionary of Biography", Volume 3, MUP, 1969, pp 434-435

NAME= Cockburn-Campbell, Thomas, Sir, 4th Baronet
SHORT DESCRIPTION=English-born journalist and politician in Australia
DATE OF BIRTH=18 April 1845
PLACE OF BIRTH=Exeter, England
DATE OF DEATH=27 September 1892
PLACE OF DEATH=Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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