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Matthew William Robertson (1863–1934)

Mr. Matthew William Robertson died suddenly at his home in Ryley street, Wangaratta. Mr. Robertson, who was 71 years of age, was a son of the late James Robertson, of Franklinford (Vic), where he was born. When a young man he entered the Education Department, and came to the Wangaratta district as head teacher at the Killawarra School in 1888. He remained there five years and then went to Boweya, from which school he was transferred in 1906 to Milawa. Leaving Milawa in 1917 Mr. Robertson joined the relieving staff for about three years before retiring to live at Wangaratta. In addition to his widow he leaves three sons — Messrs. Wilkie (Sydney), Franklin and Stewart Robertson (Melbourne), and three daughters — Misses Celia, Grace and Jean Robertson (Wangaratta). One son, Lieutenant William Robertson, was killed in the great war at Messines, and another Lieutenant Lubin Robertson, died as a result of war injuries.

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'Robertson, Matthew William (1863–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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Franklinford, Victoria, Australia


December, 1934 (aged ~ 71)
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia