John Walker Roberts married Elizabeth Gardener Mead. They had the following children:
Elizabeth Fanny — born in 1953 in Geelong, died the same year
Walter Henry (Harry) — born in 1853 at Ashby, died on 15 June 1927 at 47 Cromwell Street in Croydon in NSW
Frank Edward — born in 1855 at Ashby, died the same year aged 2 months
Amos Mead — born in 1856
Frederick William Albert — born in 1859 at Geelong, died on 26 August 1917
Isaac Oscar Garibaldi — born in 1861 in Geelong
Arthur Albert — born in 1863 at Geelong, died in 1921
Henry — born in 1866 at Geelong, died the same year aged 1 month
In 1864 John was a member of the Anglican School Committee. He was a grocer, a Wesleyan and a trustee of the Geelong Vineyard Company.
He was a South Barwon councillor serving from 1862 until 1866.
On 3 April 1870 the family left for London on the Orwell. They later settled in Sydney.
John died on 18 October 1911 at his residence, "Seven Trees", in Denison Road, Lewisham and was buried the following day in the Methodist Cemetery at Rookwood.
Our next meeting is at 7:30 pm on 9 May 2019 at Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed when John Edmonds will talk about the Evans family.
The Mount Duneed History Group and the Mount Duneed Progress Association hold their meetings at the Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed. The land for this hall was given to the community in the late 1940s by a local resident and held by trustees. A hall was erected by Eric J Lyons (later EJ Lyons & Sons) as a meeting place for the Mount Duneed Progress Asssociation and for the use of the residents in the Barrabool Shire. The land and building were handed over to the shire in about 1975 with the thought of building tennis courts and swimming pool in the future.
The first known meeting of the present progress association was on 17 February 1998. It had been in recess for a number of years and the hall needed a lot of renovation. Power needed to be connected, bees removed, cleaning and painting carried out and pest strips laid. The grounds were gradually developed by the association over time. A barbeque area and shelter were established and a playground built by volunteers. Daffodils, jonquils, trees and shrubs were planted.
In 1995 when amalgamation and restructure of the councils took place the City of Greater Geelong became the new owners of the hall. The council was keen to sell the hall in 1997. A number of residents challenged this decision and after a panel hearing it was decided to keep the hall.
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