ON THIS DAY…… 28th November 1918
After reaching the extreme age of 106 years Mr. William Smith died in the Old
Colonists’ Home, North Fitzroy, on this day in 1918. Born in Devonshire in 1812, he came to Australia when 21 as a botanist with the expedition to explore the country west of Port Jackson. It is believed his real name was John Roberts, and that he was related to the late Lord Roberts.