Theophilus Parsons Pugh

Male 1831 - 1896  (65 years)


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  • Name Theophilus Parsons Pugh 
    Born 1831  The Turks and Caicos Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 14 Mar 1896  Toowoomba Hospital, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death of Mr. T. P. Pugh.
    The announcement of the death of Mr.
    Theophilus Parsons Pugh will be received
    with regret generally throughout
    the colony, but more especially by those
    who have been closely identified with the
    early history of Queensland. Mr. Pugh
    had filled numerous important positions
    in the Southern portion of the colony, and
    at the time of his death was Police
    Magistrate at Nanango. He had at-
    tained the age of 65 years. Mr. Pugh
    was born at Turk's Island (Calcoa
    group) in 1831. After being educated
    at Old Kingswood School, near Bristol,
    and at Wesley College, Taunton, he
    served a short apprenticeship as a
    printer, and then joined the "Southern
    Times" at Weymouth. Subsequently
    he was connected with the "Mirror" at
    Salisbury, and the "Herald" at Swan-
    sea. Emigrating to Australia, he ar-
    rived at Moreton Bay in June, 1855. Con-
    tinuing his Press career, he for a time
    acted as correspondent to the " Empire"
    of Sydney. He became editor of the
    "Moreton Bay Free Press" In 1855, and
    occupied the editorial chair of that news-
    paper for four years. In 1859 he was ap-
    pointed editor of the "Moreton Bay
    Courier," then a bi-weekly publication,
    whioh was shortly afterwards published
    three times a week, and dally from May,
    1861. After leaving what is now the
    "Brisbane Courier" in 1863, Mr. Pugh
    was identified with various journalistic
    ventures, and when the Brisbane " Tele-
    graph" was started in 1872, Mr. Pugh
    was its first editor, a position which he
    retained for slightly over a year.
    "Pugh's Moreton Bay Almanac" ap-
    peared in sheet form at the close of 1857,
    and in book size the following year. In
    1860 the scope of the almanac?or, rather,
    directory?was enlarged, and came out
    as "Pugh's Queensland Almanac," and
    its publication has been continued yearly
    ever since by various publishers. Mr.
    Pugh was closely identified with the
    movement for obtaining the separation of
    Queensland from New South Wales, and
    from 1857 to 1859 acted as secretary of
    the committee. Until the appointment
    of a Government printer, he was the
    publisher of the " Government Gazette."
    In 1863 he was elected to represent North
    Brisbane In the second Parliament of
    Queensland. He was re-elected In 1867,
    and became Chairman of Committees.
    An election taking place In the follow
    ing year, Mr. Pugh again secured the
    confidence of the electors, but almost
    immediately thereafter he retired from
    Parliamentary life. Mr. Pugh entered
    the civil service, and was appointed
    Police Magistrate at Goondiwindi in
    1874. He afterwards filled similar posi-
    tions at Rockhampton, Warwiok, Bun-
    daberg. and Beenlelgh, and latterly at
    Nanango. Mr. Pugh, at the time of his
    death, was a patient in a private hospital
    at Toowoomba. He underwent an
    operation on the 7th instant, and never
    recovered from its effects, gradually
    sinking until he died on Saturday even-
    ing last.

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20446269?searchTerm=Pugh&searchLimits=l-decade=189%7C%7C%7Cl-year=1896# 
    . http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/pugh-theophilus-parsons-4417

    Life Summary [details]

    Birth
    6 November 1831
    Turks and Caicos Islands

    Death
    14 March 1896

    Cultural Heritage
    English
    Religious Influence
    Methodist
    Occupation
    almanac/directory maker
    government printer
    journalist
    magazine/journal owner
    magistrate
    Member of Lower House
    newspaper editor
    newspaper owner
    printer
    public servant
    separationist
     
    Died 14 Mar 1896  Toowoomba Hospital, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I107  Bleakley
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2019 

    Father Theophilus Pugh 
    Mother Mary Parsons 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet

    Family Jane Montgomery,   d. 18 Oct 1930, Ipswich, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1866  Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lilian Annie Pugh,   b. 1869, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edford Montgomery Pratt Pugh,   b. 1871, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Theophilus Arthur Pugh,   b. 1873, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Albert Claud Pugh,   b. 1875, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Vychan Carden Pugh,   b. 1881, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet


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