town of Lithgow
was named after William Lithgow by Surveyor-General John
Lithgow was born in Scotland in 1784 and educated at
Edinburgh University, graduating as a licentiate of
the Church of Scotland.
in the colony in 1820, Lithgow's first position was
as Assistant Commissary-General.
was to hold a variety of other administrative positions
in colony including Auditor-General for the colony's
accounts under Governor Brisbane and private secretary
to Governor Darling.
was appointed as a member of the Legislative Council
under Governor Darling and served as the government
to the 1843 Parliament, retiring from Parliament in 1856
with the introduction of Responsible Government.
City of Greater Lithgow acknowledges and appreciates
the History excerpts taken from the Draft
Economic Development Strategy
for Lithgow which was researched and compiled by Economic
and Community Development Class, University of Sydney