Charles Gawith

Charles Sherwin Gawith (3 June 1910 – 16 September 1982) was an English-born Australian politician.

He was born at Wallasey in Cheshire, the son of baker Thomas George Gawith. He migrated to Australia in 1927 after the failure of his father's business, and held a variety of jobs before founding a bread manufacturing firm with his brother George. An early leader in packaging sliced bread, his firm was based in Brunswick and later in South Yarra. He served on Prahran City Council from 1949 to 1964 and was twice mayor (1953–54, 1960–61). In 1955 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council as a Liberal and Country Party member for Monash Province. He lost preselection in 1967 and retired from politics. Gawith died in Queensland in 1982.[1]


  1. ^ Parliament of Victoria (2001). "Gawith, Charles Sherwin". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Sir Frank Clarke
Member for Monash
Served alongside: Thomas Brennan; Graham Nicol
Succeeded by
Lindsay Thompson