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Simson, Robert (1819–1896)

One of the very earliest of Victorian colonists, Mr, Robert Simson, died of paralysis at his residence, on 3rd inst. Mr. Simson, who was seventy-seven years of age, had been ailing for some weeks, and from the first his medical advisers had little hope of his ultimate recovery. The deceased was well known as both an importer and breeder of pure stock, and his Langi Kal Kal estate was noted as one of the show properties of the Western District of Victoria. Mr. Simson, who was for many years a member of the Legislative Council in the earlier days, left no family, but a host of friends and acquaintances, and he had many, will mourn the loss of as true-hearted a man as the colony has ever seen.

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'Simson, Robert (1819–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 September 2020.

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