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Rotton, Robert Joseph (1847–1933)

Mr. Robert Joseph Duffield Rotton, who died suddenly at Darlinghurst, on Friday, was 86 years of age, and was born at Bathurst. He was the son of the late Mr. Henry Rotton of Blackdown, Bathurst, who represented Bathurst and East Macquarie electorates in Parliament for many years. Educated at the Sydney Grammar School, Mr. Rotton entered the Lands Department as a draftsman, and held positions in Sydney, Moree, Grafton, and East Maitland until his retirement. The remains were cremated at Rookwood on Saturday.

It was Mr. Rotton's sister, Mrs. Keightly, who rode into Bathurst to obtain a ransom of £500 demanded by Ben Hall's bushranging gang for the release of her husband, who was police magistrate and gold commissioner at Dunn's Plains, near Rockley.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 1933, p 11

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