History Resources - Members of Parliament

Robert Reginald ('Bob') Cheek

Robert Reginald ('Bob') Cheek

Surname: CHEEK

Given Names: Robert Reginald ('Bob')

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth:13 May 1944 - Launceston, Tasmania

Date of Death:



House of Assembly: 24 February 1996

Electorate: Denison

Party: Liberal

Positions Held: Opposition Leader 20 August 2001 - 20 July 2002

Date of Departure 20 July 2002

Reason for Departure: Defeated.

Inaugural Speech (23 April 1996)

Comments: Family of John William Cheek (MLC Westmorland 1919-42) and Thomas Lefroy Cheek (MLC Macquarie 1950-68).

First Opposition Leader since introduction of Hare-Clark to lose his seat at election.

Released political memoir Cheeky: Confessions of a ferret salesman 15 November 2005.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 702


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.