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Thomas Richards (1844-1916)
1916 Obituary 
THOMAS RICHARDS, born at Tavistock in 1844, died at Portishead on the 28th March, 1916.
Trained under his father as a mining engineer, he went out in 1868 to Chili, where for 18 years he had charge of copper mines and smelting works, surveys and railway construction.
Subsequently he spent several years in Venezuela, the United States and Mexico, in connection with gold and silver mining properties and similar work.
In 1894 he was appointed Superintendent of Nundydroog Mines on the Kolar Goldfield, India, retiring in 1910.
Mr. Richards was elected a Member on the 11th January, 1887.