Robert Guthrie (Australian politician)

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Robert Guthrie
Robert Storrie Guthrie.jpg
Senator for South Australia
In office
1 January 1904 – 20 January 1921
Succeeded by Edward Vardon
Personal details
Born (1857-11-17)17 November 1857
Died 20 January 1921(1921-01-20) (aged 63)
Nationality Scottish Australian
Political party Labor (1904–17)
Nationalist (1917–21)
Occupation Seaman, unionist

Robert Storrie Guthrie (17 November 1857 – 20 January 1921) was a Scottish-born Australian politician. He was educated at Glasgow before becoming a seaman and migrating to Australia in 1887. He was South Australian Secretary and Federal President of the Seamen's Union before entering the South Australian Legislative Council as a Labor member in 1891. In 1903 he left the Council to contest the Australian Senate, in which he was successful. Originally a Labor Senator, he left the party in the wake of the 1916 split over conscription, joining the Nationalist Party. He died in 1921, necessitating the appointment of Nationalist Edward Vardon to replace him.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23.