Mr Robert Waugh CRUICKSHANK (1873 - 1928)**
- Date of Birth: 01/01/1873
- Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Scotland
- Date of Death: 06/11/1928
- Place of Death: Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||30 Aug 1921||6 Nov 1928||7yr(s) 2mth(s) 8day(s)|
|Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 30 August 1921.|
|Acting Minister for Labour and Industry||27 May 1927||17 Sep 1927||3mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Honorary Minister||27 May 1927||18 Sep 1927||3mth(s) 23day(s)|
|Assistant Colonial Treasurer||19 Sep 1927||18 Oct 1927||30day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Active in an anti-conscription campaign, strong Lang supporter, ALP treasurer and campaign director in 1927.
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1914
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Journalist. Educated at Moray House and Heriott-Watt College, Edinburgh; employed as a librarian in Edinburgh and Glasgow; member of staff of John Menzies and Company., publishers; arrived in Brisbane in the early 1890s; worked on Sir Charles Lilley's Chronicle; edited Drakes Progress which soon folded; went to the Sun in Brisbane; contributor to Australian Worker; Reuters representative in Brisbane and Sydney; advertising representative for the Australian Worker from c.1911 and later for the Labor Daily. Helped to found a clerical and professional workers union in the 1890s.
Son of Robert John Cruickshank, tailor, and Isabel Drysdale. Married Maude Mary Leonard on 11 March 1920 at North Sydney and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Northern Suburbs Presbyterian cemetery.
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