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Robert Mackintosh
Hunter Valley Medical Practitioner


Robert Mackintosh was employed by the Australian Agricultural Company as Assistant-Surgeon at Stroud 1841 - 1842.

On the 8th September 1841, he travelled from Stroud to Sydney to testify at the trial of John Kelly who had been accused of the murder of an aboriginal boy Jacky Smith. Dr. Mackintosh may have taken one of the Steamers that regularly plied between Newcastle and Sydney. Although his travelling expenses for the journey were reimbursed, when he applied to Justice Stephen for remuneration for his attendance as a professional man, his request was denied.


He married Lavinnia Williamson at West Maitland in 1844. In April 1845 he was a Judge of livestock at the Hunter River Agricultural Society ploughing match at Maitland.


His wife gave birth to their eldest son on 25th December 1845 at Tamworth.


1). Sydney Dispensary - Dr. Robert Mackintosh was elected a District Surgeon of the Sydney Dispensary for Bourke and Macquarie Ward, in the room of Frederick Harpur, Esq., resigned. (Sydney Morning Herald 15 June 1849)  

2). He departed for California in 1850 - Australian Medical Pioneer Index