The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Lucas, Hon. John
Lucas, Hon. John, M.L.C., is the son of the late John Lucas, of Sydney, N.S.W., and Mary (Rowley) his wife. He was born at Kingston, near Sydney, on June 24th, 1818, and married on Jan. 4th, 1841, Miss Ann Salmons. In Feb. 1860 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly for Canterbury, and again later in the year. In 1864 he was returned for both Canterbury and Hartley, and elected to sit for the latter. In 1871 he was re-elected for Canterbury, for which he continued to sit till he was appointed to the Legislative Council on Dec. 10th, 1880. Mr. Lucas was Secretary for Mines in the Robertson Ministry from Feb. 1875 to March 1877. In 1858 he was appointed a magistrate of the territory.