Brown, Bob

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Brown, Bob Gender: M
born on 27 December 1944 at 14:20 (= 2:20 PM )
Place Oberon, Australia, 33s43, 149e52
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°19' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°36 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 03°54'

Bob Brown


Australian physician, ecologist and conservationist, politician. Standing up for his ideals, Bob Brown was named Australian of the Year on 1/26/1982. On 12/16/1982, he was arrested for trespassing on Hydro-Electric Commission property at Strahan and went to jail for 19 days. On 7/01/1983, the High Court ruled that the Hawke Government was constitutionally able to pass legislation to block the Gordon-below-Franklin dam. On 1/05/1983, Brown automatically filled a Senate vacancy and on 5/07/1989, his Green Independents won the balance of power in the Tasmanian parliament. He was re-elected in 1992 and in 1993 unsuccessfully contested the Federal seat of Denison. On 3/02/1996, he stood for a seat in the senate.

The son of a policeman and raised in a household that supported the Country Party, Bob became a radical during the Vietnam War. He studied medicine at Sydney U. and served his two-year internship in Canberra. In 1970, coming to terms with his homosexuality, perplexed by organized religion and confused by a world filled with pain, he set off for London. Two years later he moved on to Launceston, Tasmania where he bought a house at Liffey, writing to his parents, "I'm home." He joined the Tasmanian conservation movement, gave up his medical practice and became director of the Wilderness Society.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change residence 1970 (Moved to London to "find himself")
  • Family : Change residence 1972 (To Tasmania)
  • Work : Prize 26 January 1982 (Awarded Australian of the Year)
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  • Crime : Arrest 16 December 1982 (Arrested for trespassing)
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  • Work : Gain social status 3 January 1983 (Filled vacancy in Senate)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1992 (Reelected to the Senate)
  • Work : Lose social status 1993 (Contested and lost the Federal Seat of Denison)

Source Notes

Dennis Sutton quotes Brown's autobiography, given in Sutton's 50 Australian charts, published 1996


  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Business : Middle Management (Wilderness director)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Senator, two terms)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Outdoor vocations (Ecologist and conservationist)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Australian of the Year)