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Former Member Details

Mr Robert (1) SCOBIE (1831 - 1909)

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Date of Birth: 07/09/1831
Place of Birth: Stirlingshire, Scotland
Date of Death: 31/12/1909
Place of Death: Oakhampton, near West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 09 Feb 1889 25 Jun 1894 5 years 4 months 17 days
Member for Hunter 09 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 3 months 29 days
Member for Hunter 19 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 7 days
West Wallsend Coal Company (Limited) Bill Committee No.28 12 Sep 1889 24 Sep 1889 13 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.23 23 Nov 1891 26 Nov 1891 4 days
Segenhoe Estate Irrigation Bill Committee No.18 08 Sep 1891 01 Dec 1891 2 months 24 days
Deepwater and Mount Galena Tramway Bill Committee No.36 24 Mar 1892 28 Mar 1892 5 days
Raymond Terrace Mechanics School of Arts Sale Bill Committee No.14 16 Nov 1892 29 Nov 1892 14 days
Agricultural Holdings Bill Committee No.24 18 Apr 1893 30 May 1893 1 month 13 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Act Amending Bill Committee No.10 15 Nov 1893 21 Nov 1893 7 days
Mr Walsh’s Contract for Construction of Cooper’s Creek Bridge Committee No.11 21 Nov 1893 08 Dec 1893 18 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Horticulturalist. Arrived in Australia with parents in 1839. Family took up land near West Maitland. Worked on family property at Oakhampton, near West Maitland. Successful on goldfields. Owned Mount Pleasant orchard and vineyard in Maitland district, purchased in 1859. Vice president of Hunter River Horticultural and Agricultural Association. Chairman of local Public School Board and licensing magistrate. Founder of West Maitland School of Arts. Chairman of vine diseases board. Temperence Advocate.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Michael Scobie and Elizabeth Hough. Married Mary Warren on 2 June 1859 at West Maitland, New South Wales and had issue, 8 daughters and 7 sons. Presbyterian.
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