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Family Notices

18 March 1854, Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), page 2

…William Robertson (1798-1874) was a member of the Port Phillip Association which led to the first European settlement of Victoria. He was a renowned sheep and cattle breeder and became the largest landholder ever known in the Western district of Victoria since Colonial times. He was born in Alvie, Inverness-shire, Scotland on the 7 th October 1798 and in late December 1822 arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) with his brother John aboard the Regalia [9] . Initially selecting land near Campbelltown he partnered with his brother John and younger siblings James and Daniel (who arrived later) to form Robertson Brothers Mercantile Importers in Elizabeth Street Hobart in 1829 [10] , which was run by John & William, and in 1831 [11] in Brisbane Street Launceston, run by James and Daniel. Their mercantile interests earned them a considerable fortune whilst John and William maintained their interests in sheep and cattle and a land holding of 7,500 acres at Elizabeth River (Campbelltown) which they offered for sale in 1835 [12] .…

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OBITUARY.

2 April 1874, Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), page 2

…William Robertson (1798-1874) was a member of the Port Phillip Association which led to the first European settlement of Victoria. He was a renowned sheep and cattle breeder and became the largest landholder ever known in the Western district of Victoria since Colonial times. He was born in Alvie, Inverness-shire, Scotland on the 7 th October 1798 and in late December 1822 arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) with his brother John aboard the Regalia [9] . Initially selecting land near Campbelltown he partnered with his brother John and younger siblings James and Daniel (who arrived later) to form Robertson Brothers Mercantile Importers in Elizabeth Street Hobart in 1829 [10] , which was run by John & William, and in 1831 [11] in Brisbane Street Launceston, run by James and Daniel. Their mercantile interests earned them a considerable fortune whilst John and William maintained their interests in sheep and cattle and a land holding of 7,500 acres at Elizabeth River (Campbelltown) which they offered for sale in 1835 [12] .…

…The brother, James Robertson (1800-1874), mentioned in the above article built “Struan House” in Launceston in 1870-71which is now part of the Launceston Supreme Court. It also has remnants of original Ferguson & Urie stained glass. See 21-03-1871: Struan House, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia .…

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LAUNCESTON: THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 17, 1842.

17 March 1842, Launceston Advertiser (Tas. : 1829 - 1846), page 3

…William Robertson (1798-1874) was a member of the Port Phillip Association which led to the first European settlement of Victoria. He was a renowned sheep and cattle breeder and became the largest landholder ever known in the Western district of Victoria since Colonial times. He was born in Alvie, Inverness-shire, Scotland on the 7 th October 1798 and in late December 1822 arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) with his brother John aboard the Regalia [9] . Initially selecting land near Campbelltown he partnered with his brother John and younger siblings James and Daniel (who arrived later) to form Robertson Brothers Mercantile Importers in Elizabeth Street Hobart in 1829 [10] , which was run by John & William, and in 1831 [11] in Brisbane Street Launceston, run by James and Daniel. Their mercantile interests earned them a considerable fortune whilst John and William maintained their interests in sheep and cattle and a land holding of 7,500 acres at Elizabeth River (Campbelltown) which they offered for sale in 1835 [12] .…

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MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.

23 July 1875, The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Vic. : 1872 - 1938), page 3

…William Robertson died at his Colac property on the 18th January 1874 [19] , predeceased by his wife Margaret and eldest daughter Jessie [20] ; his total land holdings at Colac and district were listed at probate as 219,656 acres [21] and were divided equally between his four sons, John (1837-1875) , William (1839-1892) , George Pringle (1842-1895) , and James (1848-1890) .…

John Robertson (1837- 1875):

…enormous business Mr. Robertson chiefly resided in Tasmania, but some 10 years ago, after a prolonged visit home, he decided to establish himself wholly here. This he did in good style by building a house on his estate, where, in 1867, he had the honour of entertaining H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh . Although he took no part in politics in Victoria, he had much to do with political life in Tasmania, and was among the leaders of the anti-transportation movement. He has left a family of four sons and two daughters – the latter both married. The eldest son, John , was educated in England, and underwent training in the Agricultural College of Cirencester. The second son, William , is a barrister, a B.A. of Oxford, and represents Polwarth and Grenville in the Legislative Assembly. While at college he enjoyed the honour of being the first Australian who pulled in an Oxford University eight. The third son, George , also graduated at Oxford, and distinguished himself in the cricket field as one of the Oxford eleven. The fourth son, James , was at Rugby. The deceased gentleman was always a man of great activity, and so great was his sympathy…

…[31] The North Eastern Ensign, Benalla, Vic, Friday 23rd July 1875, page 3.

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DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM ROBERTSON, OF COLAC.

20 January 1874, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 5

The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Tuesday 20th January 1874, page 5.

…[19] The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Tuesday 20th January 1874, page 5.

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Advertising

17 October 1876, The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), page 3

The Colac Herald, Vic, Tuesday 17th October 1876, page 3.

…[2] The Colac Herald, Vic, Tuesday 17th October 1876, page 3.

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NOTES AND EVENTS.

14 November 1876, The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), page 2

The Colac Herald, Vic, Tuesday 14th November 1876, page 2.

…[3] The Colac Herald, Vic, Tuesday 14th November 1876, page 2.

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NEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, COLAC.

31 October 1877, Illustrated Australian News (Melbourne, Vic. : 1876 - 1889), page 171

Illustrated Australian News, Melbourne, Vic, Wednesday 31st October 1877, page 171

…[4] Illustrated Australian News, Melbourne, Vic, Wednesday 31st October 1877, P-171

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COUNTRY PAGE ROBERTSON'S CATTLE UNSURPASSED SALES AT "THE HILL" 293 HEAD REALISED £30,807/4/

30 August 1934, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 3

The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Thursday 30th August 1934, page 3.

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Family Notices

1 June 1915, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 1

…[1] Patrick Clason Wilson (1831-1915), also Colac Shire Secretary and Insurance agent. Died 29th May 1915 aged 84.…

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HOBART-TOWN. Sitting Magistrate—Thomas Bell, Esq. The writer of the Letter, signed "Marah," will find a Note at the Gazette Office.

4 January 1823, Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser (Tas. : 1821 - 1825), page 2

…[9] Hobart Town Gazette & Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser, TAS, Saturday 4th January 1823, page 2.

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Classified Advertising

29 August 1829, The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839), page 3

…[10] The Hobart Town Courier, Tas, Saturday 29th August 1829, page 3.

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Classified Advertising

4 June 1831, The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839), page 1

…[11] The Hobart Town Courier, Tas, Saturday 4th June 1831, page 1.

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Classified Advertising

18 September 1835, The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839), page 3

…[12] The Hobart Town Courier, Tas, Friday 18th September 1835, page 3.

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OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING PORT PHILIP & TWOFOLD BAY, Extracted from the Appendix to the Report from the Select Committee, on the Disposal of Lands in the British Colonies.

31 March 1837, The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839), page 1

…[14] The Hobart Town Courier, Tas, Friday 31st March 1837, page 1s.

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MR WILLIAM ROBERTSON.

20 December 1865, The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880), page 3

…[15] The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston, Tas, Wednesday 20th December 1865, page 3.

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Family Notices

23 February 1866, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 4

…[16] The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Friday 23rd February 1866, page 4.

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THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH IN VICTORIA. THE PRINCE'S WESTERN TOUR. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] COLAC, 4TH DECEMBER.

10 December 1867, The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), page 2

…[17] The Mercury Hobart, Tas, Tuesday 10th December 1867, page 2.

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Family Notices

4 December 1849, Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857), page 2

…[20] Jesse died in Hobart 3rd December 1849 aged 14 years & six months. Her remains were removed St Andrew’s Cemetery at Hobart and interred in the family vault at the Colac cemetery on the 10 th April 1868 (as mentioned on the memorial).…

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Family Notices

24 June 1863, The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880), page 4

…[23] The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston, Tas, Wednesday 24th June 1863, page 4.

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FUNERAL OF MR. WILLIAM ROBERTSON. COLAC, Monday.

28 June 1892, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 5

…[24] The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Tuesday 28th June 1892, page 5.

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Family Notices

27 May 1871, The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), page 6

…[26] The Telegraph, Melbourne, Vic, Saturday 27th May 1871, page 6.

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Family Notices

25 June 1895, The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), page 2

…[27] The Colac Herald, Vic, Tuesday 25th June 1895, page 2.

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Family Notices

18 March 1870, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 4

…[29] The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Friday 18th March 1870, page 4.

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DEATH OF MR. JAMES ROBERTSON.

1 August 1890, The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), page 2

…[30] The Colac Herald, Vic, Friday 1st August 1890, page 2.

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NOTES ANLEVENTS.

24 December 1875, The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), page 2

…[32] The Colac Herald, Vic, Friday 24th December 1875, page 2.

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Family Notices

16 August 1877, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 1

…[33] The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Thursday 16th August 1877, page 1.

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THE COROROOKE ESTATE.

22 September 1885, The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), page 3

…[34] The Colac Herald, Vic, Tuesday 22nd September 1885, page 3. © Copyright…