Thomas Bakhap

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Thomas Bakhap
Thomas Bakhap.jpg
Senator for Tasmania
In office
1 July 1913 – 18 August 1923
Succeeded by John Hayes
Personal details
Born (1966-10-29)29 October 1966
Ballaarat, Victoria
Died 18 August 1923(1923-08-18) (aged 56)
Political party Liberal (1913–17)
Nationalist (1917–23)

Thomas Jerome Kingston Bakhap (29 October 1866 – 18 August 1923) was an Australian politician. He was born in Ballaarat, Victoria, the adoptive son of a Chinese immigrant, Bak Hap.[1] He received no formal education but became a shopworker, and was later a tin miner at Lottah, Tasmania. In 1909, he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Bass. In 1913, he transferred to federal politics, winning a Tasmanian Senate as a member of the Commonwealth Liberal Party. He died in 1923; John Hayes was appointed to replace him.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Museum of Australia: Harvest of Endurance Scroll - Thomas Jerome Bakhap
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23.