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Robert Halliley Milner
Family Name: Milner  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: Robert Halliley
DOB 1816
DOD 10 January 1858 
Place of Birth: Wakefield, England
Place of Death: Turrawan, NSW 
Age at Death:
Qualifications: MRCS 1840
Other Occupations: Pastoralist
Spouse: Caroline Harley m.1845 at Muswellbrook NSW
Children: Annie b.1844 d.1866
Caroline b.1849 d.1869
Arthur Halmney b.1843 d.1931
Alfred b.1850 d.1919
Voyages: "Duke of Roxburgh" from Cork arr. Sydney 10 January 1842
Came out as: Surgeon superintendent 
Date Settled Aus: 1842
Date of Departure:  
First Registered: 1844 NSW No.253
Off Register:  
Addresses: Sydney, NSW 1842 (shipping record)
  • Murrurundi, NSW 1843, 1845 (SMH, Mercury)
  • Turrawan, Namoi River, NSW 1848 onwards
  • Positions Held:
    Notes: He did not practice in Australia although there are records of him attending to aborigines and white settlers around Turrawan
  • He purchased a property "Broadwater" named for the wide stretch of water on the Namoi River which divided his property from Wallah Station
  • He built a hotel/wine bar and had a vineyard
  • He died at "Broadwater"and is buried on the property along with his wife
  • Acknowledgments: This record was updated in November 2004 with information supplied by Roslyn Townsend of Armidale, NSW
    References: New South Wales Medical Board. Minutes 11 January 1844 [registered MRCS 4 December 1840]
  • Obituary. Medical directory 1859:980 [died 10 January 1858 at Turrawong, NSW]
  • Rolls E. Million wild acres. South Melbourne 1981
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Herald 11 January 1842 [Dr. Milner surgeon superintendent on "Duke of Roxburgh"]
  • Murrurundi. Sydney Morning Herald 28 March 1843 [Dr. Milner attends political meeting]
  • Page's River Races [advertisement]. Maitland Mercury 5 July 1845 [Dr. Milner a steward]
  • Claims to leases of Crown Lands. Maitland Mercury 30 September 1848 [Robert Halliley Milner, Turrawan on the Namoi River]
  • Broadwater, Namoi River. Empire (Sydney) 20 January 1858 [sudden death of Dr. Milner]
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