Biographical entry Bavin, Thomas Rainsford (Tom) (1874 - 1941)
- 5 May 1874
Christchurch, New Zealand
- 31 August 1941
Bellevue Hill, Victoria, Australia
- Lawyer, Politician, Premier and Writer of Inscription
Thomas Rainsford (Tom) Bavin was a lawyer and politician. Bavin was appointed Edmund Barton's private secretary in 1901 and served both Barton and Alfred Deakin. He was Deakin's co-correspondent to the London Morning Post (1907-11). Bavin later entered state politics and was premier of New South Wales (1927-30).
McCarthy, John. Bavin, Sir Thomas Rainsford (Tom) (1874-1941), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1979, accessed online 4 July 2013.