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Told by his grandaughter Vicky Metcalf in 2017

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Vicky Metcalf


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



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

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Rob Smith with his mother Jessie.

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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.

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Rob Smith's grandparents, Jessie and William Smith.  Taken in Ireland.  c.1880's

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Rob Smith in uniform taken 1914.

Dr Robert M Smith with his wife Jessie I

Dr Smith with his wife Jessie c.1890's.

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