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Thomson, John (Jack) (1853–1917)

John Thomson, n.d.

John Thomson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 November 1917

When cheering the Scotch College boys (his old school of happy memories) to victory on the M.C.C. ground, the Hon. John Thomson suddenly died of heart failure. He was one of the best known and most highly respected residents of the Western District of Victoria. His cheery, thoughtful, kindly, and obliging manner endeared him to all rich and poor alike.

He represented Dundas in the Legislative Assembly in the Liberal interest from 1892 for 22 years, with only one short break. Feeling then that he had "done his bit" for the country by sacrificing his time and personal interests so long, he voluntarily retired, leaving a blank which has been most difficult to fill. As a Minister of the Crown he did good service, his experience and advice on country matters especially being much appreciated and respected by both sides of the House. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss, the whole Thomson clan (of which he was chief), and a host of friends, who knew him lovingly as ''Jack."

Photograph next month.

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John Thomson, n.d.

John Thomson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 November 1917