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Lachlan Robertson (1837–1916)

Lachlan Robertson, n.d.

Lachlan Robertson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 December 1916

Mr. Lachlan Robertson, who died recently, was born in 1837 in Invernessshire, Scotland, and came to Australia in 1850. Having taken up pastoral pursuits, he managed Inglefield in the Western District, Victoria, for his father for many years, and later on managed Moy Hall in South Australia for his brother William. Miss Robertson, his only surviving sister, is now the owner of Moy Hall, and still resides there. Mr. James Robertson, late of Mimosa and Athol Stations, in New South Wales, and now of Mordialloc, Victoria, is the only surviving brother.

In 1873 Mr. Lachlan Robertson bought Barmedman Station, and resided there until his death. Barmedman in 1873 was outback country, densely scrubbed and poorly watered, but hard work, unremitting industry, and the judicious expenditure of heavy sums of money in scrubbing and clearing, and in conserving water, brought their reward in the long course of time, and Mr. Robertson lived to see a desolate waste converted into a compact, highly-improved pastoral and agricultural property.

Mr. Robertson took a keen interest in pastoral matters, and was regarded as one of the best judges of Merino sheep in New South Wales. He was most hospitable and kindly in his character.

Mr. Robertson leaves a wife, three sons, and four daughters. The youngest son, Leonard David, has been at the war since the beginning, having served through the Gallipoli campaign, where he was wounded. He recovered and was in the heavy fighting before Pozieres, where he was again wounded, and is now reported amongst the "missing."

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Lachlan Robertson, n.d.

Lachlan Robertson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 December 1916

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Inverness-shire, Scotland


1916 (aged ~ 79)
Victoria, Australia

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