Thomas, Josiah (1863-1933)

Thomas, Josiah (1863-1933)
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Thomas, Josiah
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Miner; Politician; Past Member of the Australian Federal Parliament; Senator; Senator for New South Wales; MP; Member for , New South Wales
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Josiah Thomas (1863-1933), miner and politician, was born on 28 April 1863 at Camborne, Cornwall, England, son of Josiah Thomas, farmer and mine agent, and his wife Ann, née Rablin. As a child he went...

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Senator for New South Wales, 1917–23, 1925–29 (Nationalist Party)

Josiah Thomas, miner, Wesleyan lay preacher, temperance man and federal minister, was born in Camborne, Cornwall, England, on 28 April 1863, the son of Josiah Thomas and his wife Ann, née Rablin. As a boy, Josiah accompanied his father, probably a mine manager, to the Mexican silver mines. Largely self-educated, the young Thomas worked in the Cornish mines. He seems to have arrived in Australia during the 1880s. He made for the Barrier mine and at various times worked as a miner, mine manager and assayer at Umberumberka, Purnamoota and Broken Hill South.

Thomas became a member of the Amalgamated Miners’ Association executive from the early 1890s and served as president of its local branch in 1892. As a member of the Strike Defence Committee during the prolonged strike of that year, he visited South Australia and Queensland to raise funds for beleaguered strikers. It appears that as a result of this, he was dismissed from the mine.

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Senator for New South Wales, 1917–23, 1925–29 (Nationalist Party)

Josiah Thomas, miner, Wesleyan lay preacher, temperance man and federal minister, was born in Camborne, Cornwall, England, on 28 April 1863, the son of Josiah Thomas and his wife Ann, née Rablin. As a boy, Josiah accompanied his father, probably a mine manager, to the Mexican silver mines. Largely self-educated, the young Thomas worked in the Cornish mines. He seems to have arrived in Australia during the 1880s. He made for the Barrier mine and at various times worked as a miner, mine manager and assayer at Umberumberka, Purnamoota and Broken Hill South.

Thomas became a member of the Amalgamated Miners’ Association executive from the early 1890s and served as president of its local branch in 1892. As a member of the Strike Defence Committee during the prolonged strike of that year, he visited South Australia and Queensland to raise funds for beleaguered strikers. It appears that as a result of this, he was dismissed from the mine.

View the full record at Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate

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  1. Ar y groesffordd / gan Josiah Thomas
    Thomas, Josiah
    [ Book : 1910 ]
    Languages: Welsh
    At State Library VIC
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  2. Strictures on subjects chiefly relating to the established religion and the clergy : in two letters to his patron, from a country clergyman / by Josiah Thomas
    Thomas, Josiah
    [ Book, Microform : 1807-1809 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,800.051)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,800.051)

  3. Penny-a-word wireless / by Josiah Thomas
    Thomas, Josiah
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,399.707)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,399.707)

  4. A poetick epistle to a curate : By Josiah Thomas, A.B
    Thomas, Josiah
    [ Book, Microform : 1786 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35,339.398)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35,339.398)

  5. Speech by the Hon. J. Thomas, on the telephone rates
    Thomas, Josiah
    [ Government publication, Book : 1910 ]
    At Libraries Tas
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34,066.066)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34,066.066)

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  1. Portrait of Josiah Thomas / T. Humphrey & Co
    T. Humphrey & Co
    [ Photograph : 1908 ]
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    At National Library
    Portrait of Josiah Thomas / T. Humphrey & Co
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78,283.602)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78,283.602)

  2. Portrait of Josiah Thomas / The Swiss Studios
    Swiss Studios (Melbourne, Vic.)
    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Portrait of Josiah Thomas / The Swiss Studios
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,567.367)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,567.367)

  3. Portrait of Josiah Thomas, M.H.R. The Swiss Studios
    Swiss Studios (Melbourne, Vic.)
    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Portrait of Josiah Thomas, M.H.R. The Swiss Studios
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75,921.734)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75,921.734)

  4. Portrait of Josiah Thomas / Vandyck Studios
    Vandyck Studio
    [ Photograph : 1920 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Portrait of Josiah Thomas / Vandyck Studios
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75,616.508)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75,616.508)

  5. Josiah Thomas, miner and politician and his bride Clara on their wedding day
    [ Photograph : 1909 ]
    View online
    At State Library S Aust
    Josiah Thomas, miner and politician and his bride Clara on their wedding day
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,139.633)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,139.633)

  6. Quoit tournaments, Colonel Ryrie and Minister Thomas are keen rivals, [2] J.P. Campbell
    Campbell, J. P. (James Pinkerton), 1865-1935
    [ Photograph : 1912 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Quoit tournaments, Colonel Ryrie and Minister Thomas are keen rivals, [2] J.P. Campbell
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,174.004)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,174.004)

  7. Quoit tournaments, Colonel Ryrie and Minister Thomas are keen rivals, [1] J.P. Campbell
    Campbell, J. P. (James Pinkerton), 1865-1935
    [ Photograph : 1912 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Quoit tournaments, Colonel Ryrie and Minister Thomas are keen rivals, [1] J.P. Campbell
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,171.641)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,171.641)

  8. On the verandah of the Katherine Telegraph Station, Minister Thomas, Sir Walter Barttelot, Dr Gilruth / J.P. Campbell
    Campbell, J. P. (James Pinkerton), 1865-1935
    [ Photograph : 1912 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    On the verandah of the Katherine Telegraph Station, Minister Thomas, Sir Walter Barttelot, Dr Gilruth / J.P. Campbell
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,661.621)

  9. The party aboard the S.S. Eastern, Gulf of Carpentaria, 1912 / J.P. Campbell
    Campbell, J. P. (James Pinkerton), 1865-1935
    [ Photograph : 1912 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    The party aboard the S.S. Eastern, Gulf of Carpentaria, 1912 / J.P. Campbell
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,556.99)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,556.99)

  10. Copy of the party aboard the S.S. Eastern, Gulf of Carpentaria, 1912, [2] J.P. Campbell
    Campbell, J. P. (James Pinkerton), 1865-1935
    [ Photograph : 1912 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Copy of the party aboard the S.S. Eastern, Gulf of Carpentaria, 1912, [2] J.P. Campbell
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 29,263.314)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 29,263.314)

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  1. Dimsdale, Thomas J., (Thomas Josiah) (1866-)
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  2. Boothby, Josiah (1837-1916)
    Public Servant
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  3. Slugg, J. T., (Josiah Thomas)
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    [ Photograph : 1908 ]
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    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
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    [ Photograph : 1900 ]
    Portrait of Josiah Thomas, M.H.R. The Swiss Studios
  4. Portrait of Josiah Thomas / Vandyck ...
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    [ Photograph : 1920 ]
    Portrait of Josiah Thomas / Vandyck Studios
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    [ Photograph : 1909 ]
    Josiah Thomas, miner and politician and his bride Clara on their wedding day
  6. Quoit tournaments, Colonel Ryrie an ...
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    [ Photograph : 1912 ]
    Quoit tournaments, Colonel Ryrie and Minister Thomas are keen rivals, [2] J.P. Campbell
  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Josiah Thomas Parish, residing at Commandant Hill, West Kempsey.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 13 June 1893 [Issue No.401] p 4474

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (6,519) IN BANKRUPTCY. He Josiali Thomas Parish, residing ... 109 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,400.802)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,400.802)

  2. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Josiah Thomas Parish, residing at Commandant Hill, West Kemnsey.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 12 May 1893 [Issue No.315] p 3711

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ,519) IN BANKRUPTCY. Be JosiafrThomaB Parish, residing at Oommandant Kill, West Ketrmsev. NOTICE is hereby ... 69 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,381.139)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,381.139)

  3. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Josiah Thomas Parish, of Commandant Hill, West Kempsey, farmer.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 27 September 1911 [Issue No.132] p 5286

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Josiah Thomas Parish, of Commandant Hill, West Kempsey, farmer. ... 116 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,312.148)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,312.148)

  1. Josiah Royce
    Powell, Thomas F
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Josiah Royce
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 597.391)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 597.391)

  2. Poems / by the Reverend Josiah Relph, of Sebergham. With the life of the author, and a pastoral elegy on his death. By Thomas Sanderson
    Relph, Josiah, 1712-1743
    [ Book, Microform : 1797-1799 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 504.313)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 504.313)

  3. A defence of the Church Missionary Society against the objections of the Rev. Josiah Thomas, M.A. Archdeacon of Bath / by Daniel Wilson
    Wilson, Daniel, 1778-1858
    [ Book : 1818 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 466.66)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 466.66)

  4. A defence of the Church Missionary Society against the objections of the Rev. Josiah Thomas
    Wilson, Daniel, 1778-1858
    [ Book : 1818 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 459.133)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 459.133)

  1. JOSIAH THOMAS.
    The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954) Saturday 6 August 1910 p 9 Article
    ... JOSIAH THOMAS. (By "Oriel" In the "Argus"). "Sow. therefore, X JoBlth Thomas, the ... appointed day referred to In that regulation."-From the' "Commonwealth Gazette." When 1, Josiah Thomas,. Arl ... 152 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,805.222)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,805.222)

  2. JOSIAH THOMAS
    The Blue Mountain Echo (NSW : 1909 - 1928) Friday 18 December 1925 p 10 Article Illustrated
    ... TOSIAH THOMAS Mr. Thomas also was a graduulo from Iho Labor ranks. Ho was ono of tho founders of ... 75 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,785.24)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,785.24)

  3. MR. JOSIAH THOMAS.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Wednesday 4 June 1913 p 10 Article
    ... MR JOSIAH THOMAS. Mr: Joalah Thomas (Barrier) : first - became publicly 'known at Broken-hill as an ... portfolio- of -External'rAffhirs he was Postmaster-General .in' the present Federal Cabinet. -Mr. -Thomas is ... 82 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4,819.669)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4,819.669)

  1. Papers of Sir Josiah Symon
    Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
    [ Unpublished : 1820-1959 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Papers of Sir Josiah Symon
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 426.131)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 426.131)

  2. Letter from Algernon Montagu to Josiah Spode regarding the case of Rex v. Swadkin, 2 May 1829
    Spode, Josiah
    [ Unpublished : 1829 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 252.608)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 252.608)

  3. Pioneer Register: HAM, Thomas
    [ Unpublished ]
    At RHSV Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132.904)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132.904)

  1. Happy be thy dreams : ballad : to Mrs. Thomas J. Hall, New York / written by J.E. Carpenter ; composed by J.R. Thomas
    Thomas, J. R. (John Rogers), 1830-1896
    [ Printed music : 1859 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 116.805)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 116.805)

  2. The prima donna's album : a collection of 46 celebrated cavatinas and arias (in their original keys), extracted from the principal modern operas, with Italian words and an English translation / edited by Josiah Pittman
    Pittman, J. (Josiah), 1816-1886
    [ Printed music : 1880-1996 ]
    Languages: English;Italian, [1 other]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 96.471)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 96.471)

  3. The prima donna's album : a collection of 46 celebrated cavatinas and arias extracted from the principle modern operas / edited by Josiah Pittman
    Pittman, J. (Josiah), 1816-1886
    [ Printed music : 1940-1950 ]
    Languages: English;itl, [1 other]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 95.501)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 95.501)

  4. The prima donna's album : a collection of 46 celebrated cavatinas and arias (in their original keys) extracted from the principal modern operas, with Italian words and an English translation / edited by Josiah Pittmann
    Pittman, J. (Josiah), 1816-1886
    [ Printed music : 1900-1979 ]
    Languages: Italian
    At Edith Cowan Uni
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94.086)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94.086)

  1. Taylor, Thomas Josiah (WW1 Soldier) - List of articles in Trove
    Taylor, Thomas Josiah (WW1 Soldier) - List of articles in Trove
    Created by SLQLD, 5 items.

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 433.346)

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  2. josiah
    josiah
    Created by heatherjune58, 1 item.

    ho will of the Rev Thomas Binney, well known for so long a time in connexion with the Weigh House Chapel who died on the 21th of February last, at his residence Doric lodge, Upper Clapton, w as proved...

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  3. Josiah Skerritt
    Josiah Skerritt
    Created by nadine.tinsley, 18 items.

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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 328.899)

  1. Kildara Convent Secondary College
    Stefanopoulos, Steve
    [ Photograph, Art work, Map : 1306 ]
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    At Stonnington History
    Kildara Convent Secondary College
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49.443)

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  2. Holman Bible atlas : a complete guide to the expansive geography of Biblical history / Thomas V. Brisco
    Brisco, Thomas V.
    [ Map : 1998-2014 ]
    At WA State Library
    Holman Bible atlas : a complete guide to the expansive geography of Biblical history / Thomas V. Brisco
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.8)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.8)

  3. Town and city maps of the British Isles, 1800-1855 [compiled by] Ashley Baynton-Williams
    Baynton-Williams, Ashley
    [ Map, Book : 1992 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Town and city maps of the British Isles, 1800-1855 [compiled by] Ashley Baynton-Williams
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.032)

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