Robertson, Gilbert (1794-1851)

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Editor; Agriculturist; Agricultural scientist
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Gilbert Robertson (1794-1851), editor and agriculturist, was born on 10 December 1794 at Trinidad, West Indies, the son of Gilbert Robertson, who had large possessions in Demerara, British Guiana and died...

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Gilbert Robertson migrated to Australia in 1822 and set up a farm. This venture failed and put him in debt and was jailed in the debtor's prison in Hobart Town. During his sentence he worked as superintendent on the government farm in New Town. Later he set up a farm in the Coal River District of Richmond and was Richmond's chief constable. In 1832 Robertson was dismissed from the police force and went on to edit and write for the newspaper. In August 1834 he set up his own paper which was Tasmania's first daily paper. However, in March 1835 Robertson was jailed for libel so the paper was published only weekly or semi-weekly.

  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Van Diemen's Land)
  • Life event - Convicted and sent to the debtors' prison in Hobart Town
  • Career position - Superintendent of the government farm at New Town
  • Career position - Leader of an expedition "against marauding Aboriginals"
  • Career position - Established - Tasmania's first daily paper
  • Career position - Superintendent of Agriculture for Norfolk Island

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Robertson, Gilbert
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Robertson, Gilbert (1794-1851)
    Godfrey, Margery
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 384-385

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  1. Item 1: George Augustus Robinson, issue of The Tasmanian containing statements by Alexander McGeary and Gilbert Robertson, 21 April 1837
    [ Unpublished : 1837 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Item 1: George Augustus Robinson, issue of The Tasmanian containing statements by Alexander McGeary and Gilbert Robertson, 21 April 1837
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  2. On Thursday, shortly after the last number of the True colonist had been struck off ... the remainder of Mr Gilbert Robertson's leading article which ... we publish in a supplementary form
    Robertson, Gilbert, 1794-1851
    [ Book : 1844 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Autograph letter signed by William Henry Barber, written from Longridge, Norfolk Island to Gilbert Robertson, requesting the opportunity to submit papers to him proving his innocence, 28 August 1845
    Barber, W. H. (William Henry)
    [ Unpublished : 1845 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. George Augustus Robinson autograph letters, 1833-1848
    Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866
    [ Unpublished : 1833-1848 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. Documents collected by Sir William Dixson regarding Aboriginal Tasmanians, 15 April 1825-17 March 1831
    Dixson, William, Sir, 1870-1952
    [ Unpublished : 1831 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. Sir George Arthur - papers, 1821-1855
    Arthur, George Sir, 1784-1854
    [ Microform, Unpublished, Book : 1821-1855 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED.—Notice is
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 27 December 1957 [Issue No.171] p 4287

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    ... JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED.—Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of this Company ... . ordinary shares. Nos. 1741502/828, which has been reported lost. F, A. ROBERTSON, Registrar, 27th December ... 71 words
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  2. JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED.—Notice is
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 28 March 1958 [Issue No.33] p 937

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    ... JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED —Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of this Company ... . ordinary shares Nos. 2065085/284, which has been lost. F. A. ROBERTSON, Registrar, Sydney, 28th March, 1958 ... 74 words
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  3. JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED.—Notice is
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 3 January 1958 [Issue No.1] p 14

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    ... JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED.—Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of this Company ... been reported lost. F. A. ROBERTSON, "Registrar, Sydney, 3rd January, 1958. 2178—10s. 6d. ... 66 words
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  1. Gilbert Robertson (1794-1851)
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  2. The colourful life of Gilbert Robertson: transcript of The Examiner-John West Memorial Lecture 2011
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  3. Gilbert Murray's Greeks
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    ... Gilbert Robertson. We are again provoked to retaliate upon this unprincipled poor miserable ... principles of "A THIEF." Would not Gilbert Robertson's conduct justi-fy us in asserting that his wretched and ... 1263 words
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    Bent's News and Tasmanian Register (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1837 - 1838) Saturday 14 April 1838 p 2 Article
    ... Gilbert Robertson. A Correspondent writes to us as follows :— " I beg to inform you, that I called ... found NO sureties, agreeably to the Act, passed about six months ago, and which was framed by Gilbert ... 316 words
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  3. Mr. Gilbert Robertson.
    Bent's News and Tasmanian Three-Penny Register (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1836 - 1837) Saturday 3 June 1837 p 3 Article
    ... Mr. Gilbert Robertson. A Correspondent, under the anony-mous signature of "Miles," has inserted in ... ,1832, as Mr. Greg-son's opinion, in reference to Mr. Gilbert Robertson's conduct, as the paid Editor of ... 476 words
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  1. Interview with Marjory Gilbert / Interviewer: Beth M. Robertson
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  2. Interview with Lawrence Robert Gilbert / Interviewer: Beth M. Robertson
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  3. Transcript of interview: Sky News with Kieran Gilbert: 15 November 2011: uranium exports; Force Posture Review
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  4. Transcript of interview with Kieran Gilbert: Sky PM Agenda: 16 August 2013: Liberal party cuts
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  1. ROBERTSON, Gilbert
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  2. The natural resources of the Gilbert - Robertson Rivers area / M. Godwin
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  3. Strange new world : the adventures of John Gilbert and Ludwig Leichhardt / by Alec H. Chisholm
    Chisholm, Alec H. (Alec Hugh), 1890-1977
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  4. Bacchae / Euripides ; edited with introduction and commentary by E.R. Dodds
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  1. The Upper Burdekin Valley and the Etheridge, Gilbert & Woolgar Goldfields / compiled... by R. Logan Jack
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  2. Burketown, Normanton & the southern mouths of the Gilbert River / by R. Logan Jack
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  3. Sub-series 1: Angus & Robertson original artwork in publications, ca. 1925-1973
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