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GUTHRIE, Robert StorrieBiography for GUTHRIE, Robert Storrie

Senator for (SA)

National Labour

Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the South Australian Legislative Council for Central District, 1891. Resigned 10.11.1903.

Federal: Elected to the Senate for South Australia 1903. Re-elected 1910, 1914 and 1917. Died in Office, 20.1.1921.

Parliamentary Appointments

Member, Royal Commission on Navigation Bill from 1904 to 1906

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Printing from 3.3.1904 to 1907; Standing Orders from 4.7.1907 to 1921.

House of Representatives Select: Press Cable Service from 22.10.1909 to 1909; Fitzroy Dock from 2.10.1913 to 1913.

Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary party that visited England in 1911, at the invitation of the Imperial Government, on the occasion of the coronation of King George V

Represented the Commonwealth at the International Labour Conference at Genoa, Italy, 1920


Born 17.11.1856, Partick, Scotland

Died 20.1.1921, Melbourne


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Federal president, Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia

Delegate, United Trades and Labor Council of South Australia

Ship's Apprentice

Seaman, South Australian coastal trade

Secretary, South Australian branch of the Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia from January 1888

President, Maritime Labor Council from 1890

President, Seamen's Union of Australia from 1906 to 1917