Sergeant Robert ROBINSON

Sergeant Robert ROBINSON

Accidentally Shot


22 January, 1864


The sergeant was among a party of police who intervened in a dispute between two parties of Chinese people at Muckerawa on the Macquarie River, near Stuart Town. He disarmed one of the people involved, taking a rifle from him, and then took hold of the weapon by the muzzle and smashed it over a log. As he did so the rifle discharged, killing him instantly.


The sergeant was born in 1815 and joined the police force on 1 April, 1852. In 1862 he became a member of the newly-formed New South Wales Police Force.