William Sawers

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William Sawers
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for New England
In office
29 March 1901 – 16 December 1903
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Edmund Lonsdale
Personal details
Born 1844
Stirlingshire, Scotland
Died 19 May 1916 (aged 71–72)
Nationality Scottish Australian
Political party Protectionist Party
Occupation Grazier

William Bowie Stewart Campbell Sawers (1844 – 19 May 1916) was a Scottish-born Australian politician. Born in Stirlingshire in Scotland, where he was educated, he migrated to Australia in 1865, becoming a grazier with large holdings. In 1885 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the member for Bourke, holding the seat until 1886; later, in 1898, he was elected to the seat of Tamworth. In 1901 he resigned from the Legislative Assembly in order to contest the first federal election as the Protectionist candidate for New England; he won narrowly. He was defeated in 1903 by a Free Trade candidate. Sawers died in 1916.[1][2]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Mr William Bowie Stewart Campbell Sawers (1844 - 1916)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Richard Machattie
Member for Bourke
1885 – 1886
Served alongside: Barton
Succeeded by
Alexander Wilson
Preceded by
Albert Piddington
Member for Tamworth
1898 – 1901
Succeeded by
Raymond Walsh
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
new seat
Member for New England
1901 – 1903
Succeeded by
Edmund Lonsdale