Told by his daughter Vicky Metcalf in 2017
Trk 1: FAMILY BACKGROUND
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
17.55 Smith cousins
Trk 2: RECOLLECTIONS OF DROUIN
00.25 Grant family comes to Drouin
02.33 Robert (grandfather) marries Jessie Martin
03.35 Robert Merry-Smith – practice, death,
08.10 Main St Drouin – several prominent families
13.55 Antonio Debertolis, furniture maker
17.10 Howitt family
18.25 ex-Shire Secretary Mr Roland
19.55 Train service, street lighting
22.20 Shops, newspapers, post office
28.00 Butter factory, golf club
31.40 School, teachers
32.15 Clubs and sporting activities
37.05 Presbyterian Church
40.40 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.