Challenge Cup Competition - Victorian Football Association
DOD: 22 September 1929 Parkville Vic.
Carlton President: 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884.
Carlton Vice President: 1871, 1872, 1873.
Committee: 1869? 1870.
Little is known of his playing career, but Robert Robertson was a great servant of the club with at least fifteen years in the administration.
Fourteen of those years were served as President or Vice President.
The above picture is courtesy of Regimental Books.
1871 Robert Robertson twice captained the Carlton's vice presidents side against a Carlton president's team at Royal Park.
The first was June 3 and the second at Carlton's season's break-up Saturday 14th. October.
1882 May 24 Wednesday Queen's Birthday
R. W. Robertson was named in the 23 man Carlton Reserves squad that played Colac at Colac. (same player?)
Colonel Robert Robertson aged 83, former Carlton President, and former commanding officer of the Militia Infantry Brigade died.
(The Argus Friday September 27 1929 p6)
Robert aged 83, passed away at his home 99 Royal Parade Parkville on September 22 1929, just four days after the death of his wife Rosa.
Brother of George Robertson & Val. Robertson
The Robertson brothers were the sons of R. Robertson and Sons manufacturing jewellers of 379 Little Collins Street Melbourne.
George, Robert, and Val (from left to right) with their sisters, in 1887.
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.