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


Smyth [formerly Smith], Robert Brough (1830–1889), civil servant and mining engineer, was born on 18 February 1830 at Carville, near Wallsend, Northumberland, the son of Edward Smith, coal viewer (or mining engineer), and his wife, Elizabeth, née Brough. He was baptized at ...