Thornton, George

Merchant who was Mayor of Sydney in 1857 and first chairman of Woollahra Borough Council in 1860. A member of Parliament and director of many companies, he was appointed protector of Aborigines in 1880.

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Born
Macquarie Street, Sydney
23 Dec 1819
Died
Parramatta
23 Nov 1901
Buried
25 Nov 1901
Name
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Position
01 Nov 1847 - 31 Dec 1853
1856 - 1861
1857
11 Apr 1857 - 1858
15 Jan 1858 - 11 Apr 1859
1860
1860 - 1864
1862
26 Feb 1867 - 31 Dec 1868
1870
27 Nov 1877 - 23 Nov 1901
1878
1880
1885 - 1888
Property
Owner of
Owner of
Owner of
Mar 1859 - 1890
Owner of
1895 - 1901
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Thornton, George

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2011

The son of a convict, George Thornton became powerful in municipal and colonial politics.