The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Slattery, Hon. Thomas Michael
Slattery, Hon. Thomas Michael, M.L.A., was born on Dec. 17th, 1844, and was appointed a junior clerk in the New South Wales Customs in August 1864. After serving in other departments, he was appointed chief clerk of the Supreme Court, deputy-registrar of the Divorce Court, and secretary of the Barristers' Admission Board in Sept. 1874. In July of the next year he was admitted an attorney, solicitor and proctor, passing with special credit; and in Jan. 1876 was appointed Prothonotary and Curator of Intestate Estates and Registrar of the Divorce and Vice-Admiralty Courts of New South Wales. Subsequently embracing a political career, he was returned to the Legislative Assembly for Boorowa, which he still represents. Mr. Slattery was Minister of Justice in the short-lived Dibbs Ministry, from Jan. to March 1889; and when Mr. Dibbs returned to power in Oct. 1891 was appointed Minister of Mines, a position he still holds.