Robert Mackintosh was employed by the
Australian Agricultural Company as assistant Surgeon at Stroud.
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 travelled on one of the
Steamers that regularly travelled 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.
His wife gave birth to a son on 25th December 1845 at
In April 1845 he was a Judge of livestock at the Hunter River
Agricultural Society ploughing match at Maitland.
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). There is a
Robert McIntosh listed as a legally qualified medical
practitioner in 1860 (Sydney Morning Herald 21 January
Australian Medical Pioneer Index.