Bosisto, Joseph

Born 21 March 1824 (Leeds)
Died 8 November 1898. (Richmond)
Parents: William and Maria, nee Lazenby
Marriage: 1852 Adelaide, Eliza Johnston; no children
Occupation: Chemist
Religion: Methodist
Education: Attended Leeds School of Medicine; took up pharmacy; served apprenticeship London

Career: Arrived Adelaide 1848; to goldfields Forest Creek, Vic. 1851; opened pharmacy Richmond and a distillery for eucalyptus oil. Founding member Pharmaceutical Society of Vic., later president; president Board of Pharmacy 1877-1882. CMG 1886. Mayor Richmond 1864-1866

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLARichmondDecember 1874(b/e)March 1889 
MLAJolimont and West RichmondMay 1892 September 1894 

Other seats contested: Richmond 1889, Jolimont and W. Richmond 1894
Appointments: Royal commission tariff 1881, technological and industrial instruction 1886-1887 (appointed commissioner 1880)
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 3; Stirling, A., 'Joseph Bosisto', Melbourne, 1970.
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.