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Thomas Llewellyn Jones (1872–1946)

This entry is from Obituaries Australia

The death has occurred of Mr Thomas Llewellyn Jones, one of Brisbane's best known commercial and yachting personalities.

Mr Jones, for many years associated with J. C. Hutton Pty. Ltd. left that firm to found Foggit Jones Pty. Ltd., which later merged with Huttons to become United Provisions Ltd., with ramifications throughout Australia. Mr Jones was chairman of directors of the firm.

He was born in Wellington, Montgomeryshire, Wales, in 1872, and came to Brisbane with his parents as a lad.

Mr Jones, who took a keen interest in Parliamentary affairs, successfully stood for Oxley in 1915, having the honour of defeating the then Premier, the late Mr Digby F. Denham.

Subsequently Mr Jones left the Assembly to become a member of the Legislative Council, remaining there until its abolition. Mr Jones was a member of the University Senate, chairman of the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board and chairman of directors of the crematorium and held many offices of the Royal Queensland Yacht Club, including that of Commodore. His restricted yachts on several occasions represented Queensland in the inter-State contest for the Forster Cup.

Mr Jones is survived by his widow, a son, Mr. O. A. Jones, lecturer in Geology at the Queensland University, and a daughter, Mrs G. Baldwin, of Melbourne.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 21 November 1946, p 3
  • profile, Daily Standard (Brisbane), 19 May 1915, p 3

Citation details

'Jones, Thomas Llewellyn (1872–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 July 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

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8 March, 1872
Welshpool, Powys, Wales


18 June, 1946 (aged 74)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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