Bob Arnott

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Not to be confused with Bob Arnot.

William Robert "Bob" Arnott (13 October 1922 – 23 January 2016)[1][2] was an Australian alpine skier who competed in the 1952 Winter Olympics.[3]

Family and education[edit]

Arnott was the great-grandson of William Arnott, who founded Arnott's Biscuits. His father, Henry Dixon Arnott, was a barrister and President of the Royal Aero Club of New South Wales.[4] He was born in Sydney and attended Cranbrook School[5] and the University of Sydney where he graduated as a Bachelor of Science in 1945.[6] Arnott married Simone Emile Pirenne in 1965[7] and had two children: Adrienne Davina Pirenne Arnott (born in 1969); and Robert Axel Pirenne Arnott (born in 1970).[8]


Arnott was a member of the Ski Club of Australia and is the author of its 75th anniversary history.[9]


  1. ^ Bob Arnott's obituary
  2. ^ Mention of Bob Arnott's death
  3. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Skiers Safe In Hut; Long Trip Abandoned.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 10 August 1946. p. 1. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "CRANBROOK SCHOOL.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 2 October 1933. p. 2. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Alumni Sidneienses Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  7. ^ "SOCIAL ROUNDABOUT.". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 6 October 1965. p. 10. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  8. ^ The descendants of William Arnott Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  9. ^ Arnott, Robert (1998), Seventy-five seasons : the Ski Club of Australia, Allen & Unwin, ISBN 978-1-86448-665-0