Roberts, George Ernest

Born 15 February 1868 (Hotham, Victoria)
Died 25 November 1925. (Prahran. Brighton cemetery)
Parents: George, engine fitter, b. England, and Mary Dargie, b. Scotland
Marriage: 5 Apr 1890 Mary Maud Brown, music teacher
Occupation: Hairdresser

Career: Hairdresser Collins St, Rutherglen and Richmond, after parl. at Geelong, Tatura and Malvern; Australian Imperial Force 1914-1918, 6th battalion, Company Sergeant Major, France and Belgium, wounded; secretary Hairdressers Union and Master Hairdressers Association; made allegations against police in parl. and at Royal commission Vic. Police Force 1906; Theosophist. Died in a car accident.

Party: Labor
Party Note: After parl. left in opposition to Catholic influence.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLARichmondDecember 1903(b/e)May 1904Defeated
Defeated after Richmond lost one of its two members in redistribution.
Other seats contested: Yarra (fed.) 1906.
References: Richmond Guardian 26 Nov 1925; personal information
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.