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Buck, Robert (1815–1895)

Another old colonist, Mr. Robert Buck, died at the residence of his son, Mr. Thomas Buck, at Wallaroo, on Friday, July 12. The deceased gentleman, who was in his 80th year, arrived with his father in 1836 in the brig Rapid in command of Colonel Light. For a number of years he resided in the Port Adelaide district where he was well known. The strip of land on the Glanville side of the Jervois bridge, for years termed Buck's flat, took its name from his father. In years gone by when the present Way and Works Department at Glanville was known as the Government dockyard, the late gentleman was engaged there as a Government employe. His remains were interred in the Wallaro0 Cemetery on Sunday, and the cortege was an exceedingly long one. His wife survives him, and he leaves four sons, three daughters, 50 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Messrs. H. Buck, of the Adelaide Stevedoring Company, W. Buck, of Birkenhead ward, Port Adelaide, and N. Buck, of the north, are brothers, and Mrs. J. Griffiths, of Walkerville, Mrs. W. Tait, of Glanville, and Mrs. S. Smith, of Exeter, are sisters.

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'Buck, Robert (1815–1895)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 October 2020.

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12 July 1895
Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia

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