The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Nowell, Edwin Cradock
Nowell, Edwin Cradock, was born at Hobart, Tasmania, in 1831. He was appointed clerk to the Commissariat Department, Tasmania, 1852; clerk to the Governor 1857; acting clerk to the Executive and Legislative Councils 1862; clerk to the Executive and Legislative Councils 1864, which office he has held continuously down to the present time. He has also held the following offices: — Government Statistician 1867 to 1882; Superintendent of Census 1881; Clerk of Federal Council of Australasia first session 1886, second session 1888, third session 1889, and fourth session 1891. He is author of a "Parliamentary Handbook" (Hobart, 1887), "History of the Relations between the two Houses of Parliament in Tasmania and South Australia" (Hobart, 1890), papers on political economy and meteorology read before the Royal Society of Tasmania, and occasional literary works. Mr. Nowell is an honorary member of the Statistical Society.