Abbott family

/ˈæbət/ (say 'abuht)

noun an Australian family of politicians and journalists.
1. Sir Joseph Palmer, 1842–1901, state politician, pastoralist and solicitor.
2. his son, John Henry Macartney, 1874–1953, journalist and author.
3. Macartney, 1877–1960, son of Sir Joseph, state and federal politician.
4. Joseph Palmer, 1891–1965, son of Sir Joseph, pastoralist and federal politician.
5. Charles Lydiard Aubrey, 1886–1975, nephew of Sir Joseph, soldier and politician; administrator of the NT 1937–46; served in World War I including the charge at Beersheba.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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