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Val. Robertson

Roberston robert colonel.jpgChallenge Cup Competition
DOB: 1853
DOD: 08 February 1915 St.Kilda
Career: 1872 - 1876


Valentine Robertson pictured in 1887.

1872 October 12
At the Carlton Sports Day, Valentine Robertson took part in the One Mile Handicap Walking Race & he also took part in the Second Twenty Drop Kick Competition.

The book "Origins of Australian Football" lists V. Robertson in the 1873 Carlton team squad.

1874 June 06
Val Robertson is named in the 27 man Carlton Reserves/Second Twenty squad that played Essendon in Royal Park.

1915 February o8
Valentine Robertson died at 'Llaslyn' Mitford Street St.Kilda, late of R. Robertson and Sons, Little Collins Street.
Husband of Hazel, father of Vida, Val, and Joy.

1915 February 15
The Australasian's cricket writer "Felix" (p21) wrote;
"Death has removed a member of the well-known trio, the brothers Robertson. Val Robertson was talking to J. Miller in Collins street last week, and within four days he was dead and buried. J. Miller said to him, 'My brother, the professor, was injured in London, through collision between his motor car and another, he had four stitches put in a wound in his head.' Val said, 'He's not 70 yet, and the stitches won't hurt him; I'm 62, and feel good for a long time yet.'
He was a man of fine physique, but it seems he was not up to his old form for a month or so. He was a great supporter of cricket and football especially in the old Carlton days. A genial, hearty man was Val, and his well-known and kindly jovial greeting will be much missed.''

Brother of George Robertson & Robert Robertson

THE COUNT, THE COLONEL, AND THE BOOZER.

A descendant of the Robertson brothers contacted the club with a photo of the Robertson family.
Carlton historian Tony De Bolfo put together this story.
www.carltonfc.com.au/news/2014-05-08/the-count-the-colonel-and-the-boozer

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