History Resources - Members of Parliament

Robert James (Bob) Brown

Robert James (Bob) Brown

Surname: BROWN

Given Names: Robert James (Bob)

Title and Honours: Dr

Qualifications: MB, BS

Date and Place of Birth: 27 December 1944 - Oberon, NSW

Date of Death:



House of Assembly: 4 January 1983

Electorate: Denison

Party: Independent/Tasmanian Greens

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 12 February 1993

Reason for Departure: Resigned.

Inaugural Speech (13 April 1983)


First Leader of Tasmanian Greens.

Australian of the Year 1983 ('The Australian'); UNEP Global 500 Award 1987; Goldman Environmental Award Prize (USA) 1990; Numerous other awards.

Senator since 1996 - 2012

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 646

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number 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.