John Lucas (Australian politician)
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.
He was noted patron of the Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains where a cave and a tour have since been named in his honour. 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.
- Rathbone, R. W. (1974). "Lucas, John (1818 - 1902)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- "Mr John Lucas (1818 - 1902)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
- Photograph of John Lucas at the National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an23460676