The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Shaw, Bernard
Shaw, Bernard, eldest son of the late Edward Carr Shaw, of Swansea, Tas. and Anne his wife, daughter of the late James Fenton, was born at Swansea, Tas., in 1836. He was appointed Deputy. Clerk of the Peace at Swansea in Sept. 1853; Justice of the Peace in Feb. 1862; Police Magistrate in 1866; Secretary of Mines in 1883; and Sheriff of Tasmania and Commissioner of Police for the colony in Feb. 1886.