Robert Forster (Australian politician)

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Robert Henry Mariner Forster (1818 – 2 February 1880) was an Australian politician.

He was born at sea near Corfu to Henry and Margaret Forster; his father would later serve as governor of Goulburn Gaol. He arrived in Australia around 1836 and became a solicitor, based ar Armidale. On 9 September 1847 he married Maria Ann Morris, with whom he had seven children. In 1862 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for New England, but he was defeated in 1864. He returned in 1870 as the member for Goldfields North; he was defeated in 1872, re-elected in 1875 and defeated again in 1877. Forster died at Greenwich in 1880.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Robert Henry Mariner Forster (1818-1880)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
George Markham
Member for New England
1862–1864
Succeeded by
Theophilus Cooper
Preceded by
Robert Wisdom
Member for Goldfields North
1870–1872
Succeeded by
James Rodd
Preceded by
James Rodd
Member for Goldfields North
1875–1877
Succeeded by
Henry Copeland