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T. W. Robinson (?–1912)

Captain T. W. Robinson, a well-known Queensland pastoralist, passed away at Rotorua, N.Z., on the 22nd of last month. The deceased was for many years a resident of New Zealand, but for the last twenty years was associated with the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland. Captain Robinson arrived in New Zealand as a very young man, and after a varied experience he embarked in commercial life at Devonport, near Auckland. Later on, however, the call of the Kimberley goldfields in Western Australia proved too strong for his adventurous spirit to resist, and he left New Zealand for Australia in 1884. He traded to Wyndham in Western Australia for some time. On the discovery of gold at Croydon, North Queensland, he left the West and cast his lot in North Queensland. He prospered as the years rolled by, and in addition to holding a prominent position in the shipping and other business of the Gulf of Carpentaria, he was the owner of several cattle stations, among which were Delta Downs, Milgarra Maggieville, and Marine Plains, all in the Normanton district. Captain Robinson was a bachelor, and he had a wide circle of friends. He was a keen, shrewd businessman, possessing remarkable energy and enterprise. His ability and integrity made him widely esteemed, and the news of his death, which was caused by septic pneumonia, was received with wide regret.

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22 January, 1912
Rotorua, New Zealand

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