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Robert Henry Solly

Robert Henry Solly

Born
09 September 1859 (Ramsgate)
Died
05 June 1932 (Carlton. Melbourne general cemetery)
Parents
Stephen and Eliza Sage
Marriage
1873, Adelaide, Mary Graham; 2s. 2d.
Occupation
Bootmaker and union official
Education
No formal education
Career
Worked on farm then in Ramsgate rope factory; at ten joined boot trade, Newcastle; arrived South Australiaat 17; spent one year in Adelaide, then travelled through Vic. and New South Wales working as station hand in Vic. and bootmaker at Newcastle; returned to South Australiafor five years; came to Melbourne, bootmaker Collingwood; organiser and president Bootmakers Union; organiser Tobacco Workers Union; president Trades Hall Council; Exhibition trustee 1912-1932, chairman; president Workingmen's College 1908, council member 1897-1932, member Melbourne University Council 1925-1932.;Richmond city councillor 1903-1909
Party
Labour
 
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
Founding member Richmond branch. Associated with John Wren.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Railway Officers
1st Jun 1904
 
1st Nov 1906
Resigned
MLA
Carlton
1st Oct 1908
(b/e)
1st Jun 1932
 

*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.

Other seats contested
Richmond 1902, 1907, Senate 1903, 1906, Batman (fed.) 1906
Appointments
Royal commission Sir Thomas Bent 1909, Railways and Tramways 1910-1912, Geelong Harbor 1912, Housing 1914-1918 (chairman), Border Railways 1915-1916. Railways Electrification committee 1912. Housing committee 1913 (chairman). Railways standing committee 1914-1927. Initiated Royal commission John Murray 1914-1915.
References
Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 14 June 1932, 14-22; Tocsin 30 June 1901, 29 Mar 1906; Labor Call 4 Dec 1924; Geelong Advertiser 19 Jan 1929; Argus 6 June 1932
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)