- Category : 1944-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (48,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 4
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.