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Innes, Robert Russell (Bobby) (1857–1906)

After a long and trying illness, Mr. Robert Russell Innes passed away at his residence, King-street, Sandy Bay, yesterday morning. He was a son of the late Hon. F.M. Innes, who was Premier and Colonial Treasurer of Tasmania in the early seventies. The deceased entered the Public Service in 1884, and at the time of his death was clerk and accountant of the Lands Titles Office. He had been in bad health for a long time, but sufficiently recovered to return to his work a few months ago. He stuck to it pluckily as long as possible, but he had to lay up again, and gradually sank, until he died yesterday. Mr. Innes was highly respected by a large circle of friends, by whom the news of his death, although not altogether a surprise, was received with genuine regret. He married a daughter of Captain Forrest, and leaves a widow and four children, to whom the sympathy of all will go out in their sad bereavement.

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'Innes, Robert Russell (Bobby) (1857–1906)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/innes-robert-russell-bobby-18550/text30209, accessed 23 November 2017.

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