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Richard William (Dick) Robinson (1839–1902)

We take the following from a Cunnamulla paper concerning the death of Mr. Robinson, brother of Mrs. S. J. Dunstan of Wilberforce:—

It is with regret that we chronicle the death, at the age of 63 years, of Mr. Richard William Robinson, which took place at the hospital on Saturday evening last. The deceased entered the hospital on the 17th September, and remained there until Saturday last, when he expired, the cause of death being dysentery and exhaustion. "Dick" was well known to all south-western people, he having lived in Eulo for many years. He was a good horseman and many a time had ridden to victory on our local racecourse. On several occasions he was handicapper for the south Warrego Jockey Club, and took a great interest in anything equine. He was one of the "whitest" men in these parts and his demise will be very much lamented. The funeral (which was not of the kind which the late Mr. Robinson deserved) took place on Sunday afternoon last, the Church of England and Methodist Church bells being tolled. Archdeacon Trotter read the burial service.

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'Robinson, Richard William (Dick) (1839–1902)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 July 2024.

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1 January, 1839
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


18 October, 1902 (aged 63)
Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death


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