The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Sword, Thomas Stevenson
Sword, Thomas Stevenson, J. P., is a native of Glasgow, and was educated at the High School and University of his native city, and afterwards at the University of Edinburgh, where he was a law student. While attending at the Glasgow University he was articled to a solicitor, and afterwards admitted a member of the Faculty of Procurators of Glasgow. He emigrated to Queensland in 1863, and took up Zamia station, on the Dawson River, where he remained for seven years. Mr. Sword entered the service of the Queensland Government as Recording Clerk and Clerk of Petty Sessions at Blackall in 1870, and was appointed Police Magistrate at Aramac in 1877, being transferred to Charleville in a similar capacity in 1881. In Jan. 1885 he was selected to serve with Mr. Deshon, late Under-Secretary for Lands, on the Land Board constituted under the Crown Lands Act of 1884. He is a J.P. for Queensland.