MacRoberts, William K

Personal Details

First nameWilliam
Middle nameK
Place of birthVictoria
Date of death22/05/1896
Place of deathLandsbrough Bridge at Muttaburra
Age at death31 years
Cause of death

Fall from horse


Son of James MacRoberts, clergyman, and Elizabeth Sinclair actually died on the 22 May 1896. [Qld Ref: 1896/C36]

William had spend 8 years in New South Wales and only 4 weeks in Queensland.


Muttaburra Hospital
Start Date1896
Finish Date22/05/1896
PositionDoctors - Permanent

Cemetery Record

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Date of funeral24/05/1896

Fatal Accident at Muttaburra.
INFORMATION was received here on Friday evening that Dr. MacRoberts, who recently succeeded Dr. Lindsay as surgeon of the Muttaburra Hospital, was thrown from a horse while riding out on Friday and instantaneously killed. What makes the occurrence more inexpressibly sad is that the Doctor leaves behind him a widow and two young children, the eldest being only seven years of age. Mrs. MacRoberts is living in Melbourne waiting the preparation of a home for her and the family in Muttaburra. Immediately on receipt of the news Dr. H. Hewer returned from Blackall that Dr. Lindsay might proceed to Muttaburra, and render such help as may be required until another surgeon can be appointed to the hospital.
[Source: Fatal Accident at Muttaburra. (1896, May 26). The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts (Barcaldine, Qld. : 1892 – 1922), p. 6. Retrieved August 25, 2013, from]

William was interned by S Clemesha, with S M Lester the Archdeacon Church of England as minister and James Collins and Thomas Cureton as witnesses.
[Death Certificate]