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Smyth, Robert Brough (1830–1889), civil servant and mining engineer, was born on 18 February 1830 at Carville, near Wallsend, Northumberland, the son of Edward Smyth, mining engineer, and his wife, Ann, née Brough. Educated initially at Whickham, co. Durham, Smyth studied mining and geology under his father, brother, and the mining engineer ...

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Robert Brough Smyth (1830–1889) by George Gordon McCrae, 1880s by permission of the National Library of Australia R8321