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Edward Albert (Ted) Robertson (1929–91)

Born in Albany, Western Australia, in 1929, Ted Robertson trained as a teacher and educator. As a Northern Territory resident he served on a number of community councils.

When the Territory gained representation in the Senate following changes to electoral legislation in 1974, Robertson was elected to one of the two seats representing the Australian Labor Party (the other seat was won by Bernie Kilgariff for the National Country Party).

During his term, which ended in 1987, Robertson served on a number Senate and joint parliamentary committees.

Robertson died on 5 January 1991.

Selected records relating to Ted Robertson
National Archives, Darwin
Correspondence files, 1976–84 M1696
Correspondence files, alphabetical by portfolio, 1978–84 M1708

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Chapter 16
Territory Personalities