Historical information

Robert Marshall grew up on a small farm in Panton Hills in the 1950s and became an architect, designing in an Australian style, sometimes working with Alistair Knox. Marshall first stood for local council in 1974, having to overcome a childhood stutter by relaxation techniques. He was active in the formation of Nillumbik shire; after 20 years as councillor, he was elected president for 1978 and 1979. In February 1997, his adopted son Stewart Anthony Marshall died as the result of a drug mix-up. He lived in St Andrews and his business was in Hurstbridge.

Newspaper article: "Rob Marshall: fist of steel in a glove of green", The Valley Voice, 24 January 1979, describing Robert Marshall's childhood and his thoughts about house design and conservation.
Newspaper article: "Councillor marshals energy for next round", Diamond Valley News, no date, Robert Marshall plans to stand again for council after the amalgamation of council, describing. his vision for the district citing Alistair Knox and Don Maling as pioneers.
Newspaper article: "...and your new shire president", Diamond Valley News, March 1997, Former Eltham councillor Robert Marshall elected Nillumbik Shire president.
Newspaper article: "Drug mix-up led to death: court told", unknown newspaper, 28 May 1997, Report of Coroners Court hearing into death of Stewart Anthony Marshall, Robert Marshall's son.
Newspaper article: "Shire chief set to pay outstanding rate bill", Diamond Valley News, 30 July 1997, Robert Marshall had not paid rates in protest during government-appointed commissioners were in power but was paying off the debt.
Newspaper article: "An architect for a better way of life", Diamond Valley News, 11 August 1981, Describing Robert Marshall's travels after qualifying as an architect, his early life and his philosophy on conservation.
Newspaper article: "He presides over the city's last green belt. But was does Robert Marshall make the State Government see red?" The Age, 10 January 1998, Describing dispute between Nillumbik Shire president Robert Marshall and CEO Barry Rochford, and Rochford's termination package and Marshall's environmental campaigns including the old Eltham Shire Office site.
Newspaper letter: "For good governance", letter from Robert Marshall, following his defeat at recent council election after 25 years in local government, comments on his actions as president and wishes new councillors well.

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