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Thomas Bock [Attributed to]
Ambrotype, hand coloured
8 x 9.3 cm
National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011, Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, Accession number: 2011.5
Curatorial description (Accessed: 28 January 2015)
Margaret Robertson (née Whyte, 1811–1866) was the daughter of settlers George and Jessie Whyte, who emigrated to Van Diemen’s Land from Scotland in 1832. In September 1834, Margaret married Scottish-born entrepreneur and landowner William Robertson (1798–1874), who had arrived in the colony in 1822 and who, in the decade leading up to his marriage, had acquired land nearby to a property owned by Margaret’s family. The first of Margaret and William’s seven children – four sons and three daughters – was born in 1835. The family resided in Hobart until the early 1860s, when Roberston relocated to his Victorian estate, where Margaret died in February 1866.