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Jean Audrey Robson

Jean Audrey Robson

Female 1905 - 1977  (72 years)

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  • Name Jean Audrey Robson 
    Born 1905  Uralla, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Dec 1977  Roseville, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Dec 1977  Northern Suburbs Crematorium, North Ryde, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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    • Following is a compilation of memories written by Jean Audrey CAMERON nee ROBSON (daughter of George Hugh ROBSON [Hugh] and Mary Elizabeth HOLLOWAY [May].
      Written by Jean Robson Cameron as told to her by her father George Hugh Robson about his childhood in the "Bush" that fascinated his children..:-
      "The occasional Indian Hawker who arrived "turban and black beard", in his horse drawn covered wagon with a load of delightful things- bolts of household materials, coloured materials for the ladies, dresses, sweets, indeed just about every thing that was needed.
      The occasional Chinese too (they employed a Chinese cook at one time). And the Aborigines were always around, wanting "Baccy", flour and anything else that could be spared. The door was never opened at night, but a wooden window was used. Treated fairly but firmly by Grandma, they were friendly and well behaved. (It must have been frightening all the same.)
      Even our Mother, for a short time in her early married life - and a generation later - was fearful when she and one or two small children had to be alone while Dad was away. Their cottage was in a small clearing in the "bush". There were no very near neighbours who, in any case, also were cut off by "bush". At dusk she would close themselves in the house with locked doors and windows, and the last thing saw as she closed the door, was a black stump a short way off behind which she could "almost" see the black face of Jimmy Governor, a bushranger wanted by the Police.
      So much for the "Good Old Days" in the country Pioneer areas!!
      One story Grandma told Flora was how, at certain times throughout the year, her parents would hold a Ball at night after a day's cross country hunt. It was a grand affair and to the delight of the children they were allowed to watch from the top of the stair.
      (Her father was one of the wealthier farmers "of the day" and as a family they grew up with many advantages.)
      I have often thought that people who came from this higher middle class to the strangeness and rigours of the Australian conditions at that time, must have been greatly disillusioned. But what grand people they were!!
      When these, our Grandparents, (George and Magdalene ROBSON) arrived in Sydney Cove as "newly weds", they stayed for a short time then decided they wanted to live in Victoria. The Gold Rush was at its height and the excitement may have influenced their decision. Money was not a problem so they bought a covered-type caravan and set out for Ballarat. (I wonder how long it took!). Conditions there were repulsive and frightening to the new bride and they moved to the Meredith/Wadyallock area and bought a grazing property. They were to keep it for only, apparently, three years.
      During that time they suffered great losses through bush fires, and Grandfather was extremely ill after severe sunstroke. The doctor advised that they move to a highter altitude such as New England in NSW, and they moved to Walcha about 1855.

      Concerning their life at Walcha---
      As the children grew old enough, my Grandfather held "school" day by day & taught his children.
      There was no school within miles of Walcha during those years - and his children were a credit to him. (He himself was not very strong for years after the sunstroke.)
      In later years they sold and lived out at Armidale on their property "Green Hills", and finally at Uralla. My father {George Hugh}, their only son by then, was not interested in the land, so "Green Hills" was sold and the Uralla cottage built. Grandfather died in December of 1895 and Grandmother lived for another thirteen years.
      After that my father bought the house and as a family we lived there for many years. After my father died, Mother stayed on for another 4-5 years, then sold out and moved to Sydney to live with me and my husband. She was holidaying with our sister Ella and husband where she died at the great age of 90 years 7months..
      Our Mother was a wonderful woman and I could write a book about her. She had many, many friends and was loved by all, the very young as well as older folk.
      As a family we are very proud of our parents, and of our Grandparents. None could have been finer. If they could see their children's children, and their children, I hope they would be content.."
      Written by Jean (Robson) Cameron
      20th July 1975, Roseville, Sydney
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    Person ID I3968  Roy~Royes | Cameron-McArthur
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2011 

    Father George Hugh Robson
              b. 1858, Armidale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1944, Uralla, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Holloway
              b. 1868, Armidale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1959  (Age 91 years) 
    Family ID F3515  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Alfred Cameron
              b. 16 Nov 1885, Yarrowyck, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Oct 1978, Killara, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1948  Aberdeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • residence of Mr E Jefferson, Mount St
    Notes 
    • Celebrant Charles F. McAlpine (Presbyterian), witnesses B.M. Jefferson and E Jefferson
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1422  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1905 - Uralla, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1948 - Aberdeen, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1977 - Roseville, Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Dec 1977 - Northern Suburbs Crematorium, North Ryde, Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S354] Langford Robson web site, Charmaine L.