Told by his grandaughter Vicky Metcalf in 2017
00.00 Introduction by Judy Farmer
00.33 Significant surnames – Smith, Merry, Grant. Marrabel
01.35 Robert Merry-Smith studies medicine and pharmacy
03.05 Mrs Euphemia Jones (nee Merry) :early settler near Sale
04.55 Robert’s first wife dies, he remarries
05.15 Grandfather Grant, farm equipment manufacturer,
selects bush property near Drouin
11.20 Other grant relatives and achievements
Robert’s marriage, hardships, death
15.58 Smith cousins
RECOLLECTIONS OF DROUIN
22.54 Introduction to the Recollections of Rob Smith
23.40 Grant family comes to Drouin
25.48 Robert (grandfather) marries Jessie Martin
26.50 Robert Merry-Smith – practice, death,
31.25 Main St Drouin – several prominent families
36.70 Antonio Debertolis, furniture maker
40.60 Howitt family
41.40 ex-Shire Secretary Mr Roland
42.70 Train service, street lighting
45.70 Shops, newspapers, post office
51.15 Butter factory, golf club
54.90 School, teachers
55.30 Clubs and sporting activities
60.65 Presbyterian Church
63.55 Moved to Melbourne: Impressions of Drouin in later visits
Rob Smith with his mother Jessie.
Dr RM Smith house, 7 Princes Way, Drouin c.1890's
Dr RM Smith holding two horses, his wife Jessie and her sister, Grace Grant, in the buggy.
Rob Smith's grandparents, Jessie and William Smith. Taken in Ireland. c.1880's
Rob Smith in uniform taken 1914.
Dr Smith with his wife Jessie c.1890's.