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Thomas Walter Mitchell

Thomas Walter Mitchell

11 November 1906 (Towong Hill, Corryong, Victoria)
04 February 1984 (Melbourne Buried Towong Hill)
Walter Edward, grazier and Winifred Hatton Dibbs, niece of New South Wales premier Sir George Dibbs.
4 Nov 1935 (Sibyl) Elyne Keith Chauvel, author and d. of General Sir Harry Chauvel; 2s. 2d.
Barrister and grazier
Church of England
Cranbrook School, Sydney, Cambridge University, MA.
Cambridge Lacrosse Blue; barrister inner Temple (London); called to New South Wales Bar 1931; grazier on 4000-acre family Towong Hill station, Corryong, cattle, sheep and horse stud; founded Aust. National Ski Fed. 1932, captain Aust. skiing teams, gold medal winner Aust., England, New Zealand; Visited Austria 1932, 1938-1939, Russia and Far East 1934, Chile 1938; did course in international relations, Harvard, USA, 1938; Australian Imperial Force 1940-1945, 2/22 battalion and Headquarters 8th Division, captain, POW Changi 1942-1945; Boy Scout district commissioner over 30 years; president Corryong Agric. Society; member Upper Murrary Regional committee 1946; president and life member Youth Hostels Association; qualified pilot; active in local historical societies; CMG 1976.;Upper Murray shire councillor 1935-1958, president 1937-1938, 1946-1947
Country Party
7th Jun 1947
19th Mar 1976

*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.

Other seats contested
Contested Benambra as United Australia Party 1937, 1940
Attorney-General June 1950-Oct 1952, Oct-Dec 1952, Solicitor-General June 1950-Dec 1951. Standing Orders committee 1947-1955. Statute Law Revision committee 1950-1958. House committee 1967-1973. Library committee 1970-1976. Osteopathy, Chiropractic and Naturopathy committee 1973-1976. Public Servants Ethical Conduct committee 1974-1976.
Author of Ski Heil first Aust. skiing textbook 1937; worked on Vol. Ill of Official War History 1946-1947; author of Corryong and the 'Man from Snowy River' District 1981.
Who's Who in Australia 1947-1983; People 12 Sept 1951; SNP 9 Dec 1966, 21 June 1975; Border Morning Mail 21 May 1975, 7 Feb 1984; Age 10 Feb 1984; Mitchell, E., 'Chauvel Country: The Story of a Great Australia Pioneering Family', South Melbourne, 1983.
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
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