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Robert Laurie


Birth
Date: circa 1855
Place: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Parents
Son of Robert and Jessie Frew
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 13 November 1882, Trinity Church, Adelaide, South Australia to Margaret Jane Armstrong, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Richardson
Widowed 6 February 1900
Children: three daughters
Married (2) 25 July 1900, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Mary Jane Powell (born circa 1874), daughter of George and Mary Moffatt
Children: three sons
Death
Date: 11 November 1941
Place: West Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Businessperson
Employment History
Went to sea in sailing vessels at age 14 years
1880 joined Adelaide Steamship Company and after being master of several ships opened Fremantle office of the Company
1890 began own stevedoring firm, subsequently a limited company of which managing director
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Fremantle Municipal Council 1899–1901
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
6 December 1901
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1912
Electorate
West
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC West Province 6 December 1901 (by election)–21 May 1912
Background/Membership
1903–1905 chairman Fremantle Harbour Trust
Patron Fremantle Rowing Club
Life member and committeeman Western Australian Turf Club
References
Black, David. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 119.
West Australian, 12 November 1941.