John Lucas (Australian politician)

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John Lucas (24 June 1818 – 1 March 1902) was an Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1860 to 1869 and 1871 to 1880 and the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1880 until his death. He was a member for Canterbury from 1860 to 1864 and from 1871 to 1880 and a member for Hartley from 1864 to 1869. From 1875 to 1877 he was Secretary of Mines.[1][2]

He was noted patron of the Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains[3] where a cave and a tour have since been named in his honour.[4] He also maintained a holiday cottage on Lapstone Hill at the Eastern edge of the Blue Mountains. On the original Lapstone Zig Zag a station was built for him and named "Lucasville". The remains of the station are still visible today.

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  1. ^ Rathbone, R. W. (1974). "Lucas, John (1818 - 1902)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mr John Lucas (1818 - 1902)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/index.asp?pageID=123
  4. ^ http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/index.asp?pageID=36&menuItemID=49

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