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Roberts, Richard Hutchinson (1835–1903)

Richard Hutchinson Roberts, c. 1887, artist unknown

Richard Hutchinson Roberts, c. 1887, artist unknown

Australian Town and Country Journal, 12 March 1887, p 23

Sorrow was felt in this district, and in fact all over the state, when the sad news gained currency that the Hon. Richard Hutchinson Roberts had passed away at his residence at Glenquarry on Wednesday last. Although the deceased gentleman had been ailing for a long time, and was periodically under medical treatment, his death came quite as a surprise to his friends as he intended proceeding to Sydney next day. The immediate cause of death was the bursting of a blood vessel. He was in his 67th year, and was an old resident of the Berrima District. A telegraphic message of the death of Mr. Roberts was received in the Legislative Council on Wednesday. The deceased gentleman became a member of the Legislative Council on August 22, 1882. He was a stepson of Sir John Lackey, and was esteemed for his social qualities but he never took an active part in politics, and rarely joined in the more important discussions that took place in the Legislative Council. He was highly respected at Robertson Park. He was twice married and leave a wife and a large family to mourn their loss.

The funeral took place in. the Glenquary cemetery yesterday (Friday) afternoon being largely attended. Mr. J. Beavan was the undertaker.

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