Robert Lowe

(1811-1892 / England)

Biography of Robert Lowe

Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke PC (4 December 1811 – 27 July 1892), British and Australian statesman, was a pivotal but often forgotten figure who shaped British politics in the latter half of the 19th century. Lowe is remembered for his work in education policy, his opposition to electoral reform and his contribution to modern Company Law. The Division of Lowe, an Australian electoral division located in Sydney, is named after him.

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Song Of The Squatters I

The gum has no shade,
And the wattle no fruit,
The parrot don’t warble
In trolls like the flute,
The cockatoo cooeth
Not much like a dove,
Yet fear not to ride
To my station, my love;
Four hundred miles off

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