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Robert Scobie (Australian politician, born 1848)

Robert Scobie (1848 – 15 August 1917) was an Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

He was born in Glasgow to Robert Scobie and Margaret Orr. On 24 December 1872 he married Elizabeth Farris, with whom he had nine children. Scobie and his young family left Scotland for Bombay where he managed a saddlery and leather business. They arrived in New South Wales around 1878 and settled in Menindee, where he opened a saddlery business.

Scobie was a Labor Party candidate for Wentworth but was unsuccessful in 1894,[1] 1895,[2] and 1898,[3] before winning the seat in 1901.[4] Wentworth was abolished in the 1904 redistribution and replaced by Murray, which Scobie won in 1904,[5] and held until his death in 1917.[6] He was a supporter of conscription and supported Billy Hughes in the subsequent 1916 Australian Labor Party split, during which he joined the Nationalist Party, for which he was re-elected at the 1917 election.[7]

Scobie died at Bellevue Hill on 15 August 1917(1917-08-15) (aged 68–69).[6]

Notes

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "1894 Wentworth". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "1895 Wentworth". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1898 Wentworth". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1901 Wentworth". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1904 The Murray". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Mr Robert Scobie (2) (1848-1917)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  7. ^ Green, Antony. "1917 Murray". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2020.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly Preceded bySir Joseph Abbott Member for Wentworth 1901–1904 Abolished Preceded byJames Hayes Member for Murray 1904–1917 Succeeded byBrian Doe


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