The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856
Given Names: William Robert
Title and Honours: Mr
Date and Place of Birth: 4 November 1840 - Hobart, Tasmania
Date of Death: 17 January 1887 - Hobart, Tasmania
House of Assembly: (1) 13 March 1869 (2) 1 September
1871 (3) 22 August 1877
Electorate: (1) Hobart Town (2) Central Hobart (3) Wellington
Positions Held: Opposition Leader November 1872 -August 1873;
July 1876 -June 1877; January 1879 -October 1879
Minister: Premier 5 March 1878 - 20 December1878; 30 October
1879 -15 August 1884; various other portfolios.
Date of Departure: (1) August 1871 (2) 22 June 1877 (3) 11
Reason for Departure: (1) Transferred seat. (2) Defeated.
House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 118
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indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.
Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.
Additional Reference Material:
A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968.
Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.
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