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Biographical entry Smart, Thomas Christie (1816 - 1896)

Born
1816
Scotland
Died
26 March 1896
Corbelian Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Surgeon and Politician

Summary

Thomas Christie Smart was a surgeon at many of Tasmania's hospitals including the Hospital for the Insane in New Norfolk, the Queen's Asylum for destitute children at New Town and the General Hospital in Hobart. He was also a member and one-time president of the Court of Medical Examiners and a member of the Board of Commissioners for the Cascades Hospital for the Insane. Smart was not only a successful and well regarded medical practitioner, but he was also an adept politician. He spent around five years in the Legislative Council and was Alderman (1868-1869) and Mayor (1870) of Hobart. Some of his papers and records are held by the University of Tasmania Library.

Details

Events

1842
Education - Medical studies completed at the Extra Academical School of Medicine in Scotland and became a licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons
1842 - 1856
Career position - Arrived in Melbourne as Medical Officer and was appointed Assistant Surgeon to the convict probation station at Fingal, Van Diemen's Land
1849
Career position - Appointed Justice of the Peace
1856 -
Career position - Private practice in Hobart Town
1860 -
Career position - Honorary Medical Officer at the General Hospital in Hobart
1860 - 1868
Career position - Surgeon to the Volunteer Force of the City Guards
1862 - 1864
Career position - Medical Officer at the Queen's Asylum for destitute children at New Town
1864 -
Career position - Member of the Court of Medical Examiners
1868 - 1869
Career position - Alderman of Hobart
1870
Career position - Mayor of Hobart
1871 - 1873
Career position - Trustee of the Tasmanian Public Library
1875
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Edinburgh
1878 - 1884
Career position - Member of the Board of Commissioners for the Cascades Hospital for the Insane
1879 -
Career position - Chairman of the hospital's Board of Management and Visiting Committee
1879 - 1894
Career position - Trustee of the Tasmanian Public Library
1881 - 1886
Career position - Elected to the Legislative Council
1882 - 1884
Career position - Government Minister
1884
Career position - President of the Court of Medical Examiners
1886
Career position - Resigned from the Legislative Council
1886
Career position - Manager of the Hospital for the Insane in New Norfolk
1892 - 1893
Career position - Medical Officer at the Hospital for Insane in Hobart
1895 - 1896
Career position - Medical Officer at the Hospital for Insane in Hobart

Archival resources

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • Thomas Christie Smart - Records; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

University of Tasmania Library

  • Thomas Christie Smart - Records, 1884; University of Tasmania Library. Details

Published resources

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.