Colonial Secretary of Tasmania

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The Colonial Secretary of Van Diemen's Land (later Colonial Secretary of Tasmania) was the representative of the British Colonial Office in Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania), and was usually appointed from Britain.

List of Colonial Secretaries of Van Diemen's Land/Tasmania[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of Colonial Secretaries of Van Diemen's Land/Tasmania:

Colonial Secretaries of Van Diemen's Land[edit]

Colonial Secretary Period in office
John Burnett 1826 – 1834[1]
John Montagu 1834 – 1842
George Boyes (acting) 2 February 1842 – 20 April 1843[2]
James Ebenezer Bicheno 20 April 1843 – 25 February 1851
Henry Samuel Chapman April 1852 – November 1852
William Champ November 1852 – 1856

Colonial Secretaries of Tasmania[edit]

Colonial Secretary Period in office
Frederick Innes 1 November 1862 – 20 January 1863
Richard Dry 24 November 1866 – 1 August 1869
James Reid Scott 4 November 1872 – 4 August 1873[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eldershaw, P. R. "Burnett, John (1781–1860)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Roe, Margriet. "Boyes, George Thomas (1787–1853)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Scott, Hon. James Reid". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource