Thomas Cope

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Thomas Cope was a member of the Boroondara District Roads Board from 1865 to 1867.[1]

Politics

After applying for a leave of absence for six months in February 1867, the Board rejected this request and granted leave for only two months.[2] After missing meetings, he did not stand for election at the 1867 elections.[3]

1865 election

1865 election controversy: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66906135 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66906220 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66906145 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-decade=186&q=boroondara+roads+board+election&l-year=1865

References

  1. Blainey, Geoffrey (1980). 'A History of Camberwell'. Melbourne:Lothian.
  2. South Bourke Standard. Boroondara District Roads Board. 8 February 1867. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66841119/6642022, accessed: 19 December 2016
  3. South Bourke Standard. Boroondara District Roads Board. 26 July 1867. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66841427, accessed: 19 December 2016