Thomas Wilkinson (Australian politician)
Wilkinson was born in Sunderland, and arrived in the Port Phillip District in April 1840 via Van Diemens Land having arrived there in 1833. Wilkinson was the founder of the Portland Guardian newspaper.
On 10 September 1851, Wilkinson was elected as member for Portland in the first (unicameral) Victorian Legislative Council. He was sworn-in November 1851 and held the seat until the original Council was abolished in March 1856.
|Victorian Legislative Council|
|New creation||Member for Portland
10 September 1851 – March 1856
With: James Henty 1853–1856