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date: 24 February 2020

Bent, Sir Thomaslocked

(1838–1909)
  • Margaret Glass

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Bent, Sir Thomas (1838–1909), premier of Victoria, Australia, born at Penrith in New South Wales on 7 December 1838, was the eldest child of five sons and three daughters of James and Maria (née Toomey) Bent. His father had been transported for housebreaking; his mother was a free immigrant from ...

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