William Dick (Australian politician)

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William Thomas Dick (16 January 1865 – 1 July 1932) was an Australian politician.

Dick was born in Sydney and educated at Fort Street and Newcastle Superior Public Schools. He taught at the state school in the Newcastle suburb of Wickham from 1881 to 1884, at Fort Street Training School (Sydney) 1884 to 1885 and Dulwich Public School (Sydney) 1885 from 1887. He earned a B.A. at the University of Sydney in 1890 and opened a private school in Newcastle. He later became an actuary and a barrister. He married Anna Helena Poulson in May 1892 and they had three daughters and three sons.[1]

Dick was elected as a Free Trade Party member for Newcastle East the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1894, which he held until its abolition in 1904. He then became member for Newcastle until his life appointment to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1907. He became a member of the Commonwealth Liberal Party with its formation and later the Nationalist Party. He died in the Sydney suburb of Bondi.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mr William Thomas Dick (1865 - 1932)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Newcastle East
1894 – 1904
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Newcastle
1904 – 1907
Succeeded by
Owen Gilbert