Talk:Governor of Tasmania

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Previous discussions[edit]

Given all the controversy about his resignation, Richard Butler probably needs an article, and I'm amazed that he doesn't seem to already have one, given his history.

I'm at a bit of a loss about how to name said article, however. I can't find any mention of a middle name, and he hasn't exactly had one occupation that he's explicitly known for - diplomat? governor? weapons inspector? Any ideas? Ambi 12:53, 9 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Hmm...someone created it at (diplomat), but I'm not convinced that's the best name for it. Ambi 13:06, 9 Aug 2004 (UTC)

It'll do. All that matters is that people can find it, and the disambiguation page will lead people to it. Adam 13:12, 9 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Oh, that was me (in response to someone adding it to Current Events). It seemed like a sensible, neutral name, but feel free to change it to something more sensible (I also failed to find a middle name, or a decent professional biography). I'd appreciate it if someone could amend the "resigned" sentence in the article to explain why he resigned. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 13:30, 9 Aug 2004 (UTC)

No-one knows. The Murdoch press hounded him until the feeble Premier Lennon told him he had to go, but no-one knows what the real issue is. Adam 13:48, 9 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Some of the specific allegations have been aired in the Melbourne papers, and I've got to say - if they're true, they're pretty damning. I'll try and find the article I read when I get home. Ambi 00:42, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Tasmanian Governors[edit]

Sir Ernest Clark is listed as Tasmanian Governor from 1933 to 1945. I click on his name/link, and an unknighted Britsh actor's profile appears. Born in 1912, I doubt that he bacame governor, as he would have only been 21 at the time !

Thanks for noticing. I'd guess they're two differnt people with the same name, and nobody has written an article on this one yet. I've changed the link and put a disambiguation line in the Ernest Clark article pointing to Ernest Clark (governor). --Scott Davis Talk 11:18, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

First Lieutenant Governor[edit]

I see that there were separate administrative areas before Thomas Davey became the first Lieutenant Governor of the combined area. In his article, it says that he was the second ruler, though. Maybe somebody he knows a little more than me about the history could try and tidy that up. I'll also look into whether that Thomas Davey is indeed the primary topic for that name, so maybe swing by and contribute to the discussion (if there is going to be one). Schwede66 21:08, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Peter Underwood[edit]

Peter 'the rotter' Underwood should be named as such in the encumbant after he demonstrated that he was nothing more than a political animal in overturning the will of the people, making Tasmania Australia's only example of a passive dictatorship. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:19, 21 December 2012 (UTC)