Roger Sheaffe (politician)

Roger Hale Sheaffe (9 April 1838 – 1 December 1895) was a pastoralist and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

Roger Sheaffe
Roger Hale Sheaffe - Queensland Politician.png
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Burke
In office
14 November 1878 – 5 October 1883
Preceded byPatrick O'Sullivan
Succeeded byEdward Palmer
Personal details
Roger Hale Sheaffe

(1838-04-09)9 April 1838
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Died1 December 1895(1895-12-01) (aged 57)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting placeToowong Cemetery
Spouse(s)Isobel Maria Robertson (m. 1874)

Early daysEdit

Sheaffe was born at Wollongong, New South Wales, to William Sheaffe,[1] Captain in H.M. 50th Regiment,[2] and his wife Rosalie (née Earle)[1] and was educated at Wollongong Grammar School.

Political careerEdit

Sheaffe was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Burke in 1878 but did not stand for re-election in 1883.[3] He went on to be mayor of Sandgate in 1892.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1874, Sheaffe married Isobel Maria Robertson in Wollongong and together had 3 sons and 1 daughter. Sheaffe died in Brisbane in 1895[2] and was buried in Toowong Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Family Notices". The Brisbane Courier. 3 December 1895. p. 4. Retrieved 31 December 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "THE GENERAL ELECTION". The Brisbane Courier. 6 October 1883. p. 5. Retrieved 31 December 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Deceased Search — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Patrick O'Sullivan
Member for Burke
Succeeded by
Edward Palmer