Cotton, Robert, (Sir) (1915-2006, )

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Cotton, Robert, (Sir) (1915-2006)
Cotton, Robert (1915-2006, )
Cotton, Robert Carrington, (Sir) (1915-2006)
Cotton, Robert Carrington (1915-2006, )
Cotton, Sir Robert Carrington, (Sir)
Cotton, Sir Robert Carrington, (Sir) (1915-2006, )
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Past Member of the Australian Federal Parliament; Senator; Senator for New South Wales
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Senator for New South Wales, 1965–78 (Liberal Party of Australia)

Robert Carrington (Bob) Cotton, accountant, timber producer and company director, was born in Broken Hill on 29 November 1915, the first of seven children of Hugh Leslie (Les) Carrington Cotton and Muriel Florence, née Pearce. Les Cotton had established a mercantile agency at Broken Hill, which included the supply of materials to the local mine. Bob Cotton was educated at Burke Ward Public School, Broken Hill (1924–28), and at St Peter’s College, Adelaide (1929–32). A good student, he reached intermediate standard and won a scholarship to study agricultural science, but in Depression times his family could not afford the costs of further education.

Cotton began his working life as an office boy in his father’s firm, before spending three months as a jackeroo on a Queensland cattle station, located on Cooper’s Creek. Returning to the family business, Cotton gained by correspondence an Associate Diploma from the Federal Institute of Accountants in 1936, with honours in all subjects. Becoming a partner in the firm, by this time known as H. L. C. Cotton & Son (Accountants and Mining Supplies), he developed considerable expertise in hardwood timber and began to expand that side of the business.

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  1. [Robert Cotton : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Cotton, Robert, Sir, 1915-2006
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  2. Two inland corners : south west Queensland, Sandhill scene to last camp, 1935 / Robert Cotton
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  3. A weekend walking trip to Broken Hill, 1936 / Robert Cotton
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  4. Robert Cotton interviewed by Ron Hurst for the Parliament's oral history project
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  5. Papers of Sir Robert Cotton
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  1. [Robert Cotton, Sir : Australian Art and Artists file]
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on R. C. Cotton, former Minister for Industry and Commerce, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  4. Two inland corners : south west Queensland, Sandhill scene to last camp, 1935 / Robert Cotton
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  5. A weekend walking trip to Broken Hill, 1936 / Robert Cotton
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  7. Papers of Sir Robert Cotton
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  8. Robert Cotton, Australian Ambassador to Fiji, 1988 / Australian Overseas Information Service
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  10. "And this is our new streamlined model - !" [Senator Robert Cotton restructures Australian car industry] Moir
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