Medway Thomas Barnabus Rowland ‘Tom’ Pawley was born 15 December 1878; his parents were Rowland Pawley and Elizabeth Medway. He was married to Zelpha Rose Walker in 1899; they had six children including Rawson George Pawley (also an alderman on Newtown Council). Tom Pawley’s grandfather was Matthew Medway. Tom Pawley died on 30 April 1937.
Tom Pawley was a Grand Master of the National Independent Order of Oddfellows, a justice of the peace (JP) and an honorary probation office under the Neglected Childrens Act. He was also on the board of the Newtown Friendly Society Dispensary and a nominator and representative at the Anglican Synod.
Local government service
Tom Pawley was an alderman on Newtown Council 1926-28 and 1932-34, representing Camden Ward.
Oddfellows’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 September 1923, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16093161
‘Mr M T Pawley’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 May 1937, p. 11 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17364733