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Calvert, Robert (1836–1915)

Robert Calvert, n.d.

Robert Calvert, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 April 1915

The death of Mr. Robert Calvert on the 10th March removes another of the early Victorian pioneers, now rapidly becoming few in numbers.

The late Mr. Robert Calvert arrived in Victoria in 1852, and for several years was associated with Mr. John Calvert, sen. (his uncle), of Irrewarra Station, and Morongo, near Geelong. In 1860 he purchased the Pirron Yalloek Estate with the late Mr. T. J. Nankivell, of Melbourne, and successfully carried on grazing pursuits. Some time afterwards the estate was divided, the late Mr. Calvert taking the Pirron Yallock portion, and Mr. Nankivell that nearest to Lake Corangamite. It was afterwards sold to Mr. William Armstrong, of Hexham.

Mr. Calvert then purchased the Yan Yan Curt Estate, near Birregurra, afterwards sold to Messrs. Mountjoy Bros. Mr. Calvert was a Justice of the Peace in Colac for some years, and president of the Shire Council in 1873.

He married a daughter of the late Dr. D. E. Stodart, of Victoria, and she died in 1890 at Geelong. Mr. Calvert reached his 79th year, and at the time of his death resided in Geelong with his son, Mr. S. B. Calvert.

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Robert Calvert, n.d.

Robert Calvert, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 April 1915