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Sir (Thomas) Chester Manifold

(Thomas) Chester Manifold

Born
13 May 1897 (Camperdown, Victoria)
Died
06 January 1979 (Camperdown. Ballarat crematorium)
Parents
James Chester, grazier, and Lilian Eva Curle
Marriage
22 May 1923 Gwenda Grimwade; 3d.
Occupation
Grazier
Religion
Church of England
Education
Camperdown Grammar School
 
Geelong Grammar School
 
Studied economics 1919-1920 Jesus College, Cambridge
Career
Returned to Aust. 1920; Royal Field Artillery 1916-1919, 76th brigade , France, wounded Ypres 1917; with Dennys Lascelles, stock and station agents Geelong until 1922; managed 1775-acre family property Talindert, Camperdown; lived at Gnarpurt, Lismore 1923-1938, then at Talindert; pastoral investments Western Australia and New South Wales, later sold; 2nd Australian Imperial Force Volunteer Defence Corps, New Guinea, lieutenant-colonel; Kt 1953; KBE 1965; member Camperdown District Hospital committee 1922-1967; member Victoria Racing Club committee 1937-1972, v-chairman 1942-1951, 1963-1964, chairman 1951-1962; campaigned for legalised tote and was first chairman Vic. TAB 1961-1969; well-known racehorse owner and breeder, member committee Bloodhorse Breeders Association of Vic., owned champion steeplechaser Crisp; rowed at Cambridge; vestryman St Paul's Church of England Camperdown. Nephew of Walter Synnot Manifold (q.v.). Father was MHR Corangamite 1901-1903, 1913-1918.;Hampden shire councillor 1926-1941, president 1938-1940. Grandson of Thomas Manifold MLA Warrnambool 1861.
Party
Nationalist
 
United Australia Party
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Hampden
1st Nov 1929
 
1st Feb 1935
 

*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.

Appointments
Minister without Portfolio May 1932-Nov 1933.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1935-1977; SNP 24 Aug 1962; Australian 13 Mar 1968, 20 Nov 1972; Herald 21 July 1971, 10 Nov 1972, 8 Jan 1979; Age 8 Jan 1979; Camperdown Chronicle 9 Jan 1979; Henderson, A. (comp.), 'Early Pioneer Families of Victoria and Riverina...', Melbourne, 1936.
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)