Robert Albert (Nip), son of William and Elizabeth (née Tait) Scott, was born in 1901 at Connewarre. He married Ethel May, daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Johanna (née Tonacia) Dunn. Robert and Elizabeth had the following children:
Robert Tait — born on 27 June 1927, married Margaret Mary, died on 17 May 2001 aged 73 years, buried in the Roman Catholic section of the Mount Duneed Cemetery
Norma — born on 7 November 1928, married Oswald (Ossie) Middleton, died on 3 December 2007
Brian Albert — died in a car accident aged 13 years on 15 March 1946
Robert ran a dairy farm at the end of Kings Lane, Marshall with a small herd of guernsey and fresian cattle. He successfully showed the cattle he bred at Melbourne, Geelong and Colac shows. He was a committee member of the Geelong Agricultural Society.
He was a South Barwon councillor for 19 years, serving from 1949 until 1967. He was president in 1954-55 and 1963-64. He was a life governor of Glastonbury Children's Home in Belmont, a foundation member and president of Marshall Progress Association, president of the Marshall Grovedale Rural Fire Brigade for ten years, president of Southern District Cricket for ten years and president and life member of Marshall Grovedale Football Club.
Robert died on 16 May 1974 at Geelong and was buried in the Roman Catholic section of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery with Ethel who died on 7 January 1971 aged 70 years at Geelong and son, Brian.
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