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Thorn, William M. (1852–1935)

A link with Queensland's early Parliamentary history was severed by the death last night of Mr. William M. Thorn, for many years member for Aubigny in the State House. Mr. Thorn, who was of a very advanced age, died at the home of his son at Milford Rocks. He was buried at Toowoomba today. Mr. Thorn first represented Aubigny in 1893, the year in which Mr. Andrew Fisher, afterwards to become Prime Minister of Australia, and later High Commissioner, made his first bow in the State Assembly. In the House also at that time was his brother, the Hon. George Thorn, who was formerly, for a short period, Premier of Queensland.

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'Thorn, William M. (1852–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/thorn-william-m-14115/text25113, accessed 9 August 2020.

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