Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Robert Buck (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.

Original publication

Additional Resources

Citation details

'Buck, Robert (1815–1895)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 1 December 2023.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2023

Life Summary [details]




12 July, 1895 (aged ~ 80)
Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death


Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Passenger Ship