Richard Oswald Robson
Richard Oswald Robson (1826-1893)
1893 Obituary 
RICHARD OSWALD ROBSON, son of the late Mr. Robert Robson, agent to the then Lord Eglinton, was born in Ayrshire on the 21st of July, 1826.
In 1841 he was articled for seven years to his brother, the late Niel Robson, who was practising in Glasgow as a Civil and Mining Engineer. During that time he was employed on general, field and office work, and on a project for the water-supply of Glasgow by gravitation from a large reservoir in the valley of the Avon at Gilmerston, about 24 miles south of that city. After the expiration of his pupilage he was engaged for some two gears on surveys and railway work in
In 1850 Mr. Robson emigrated to Victoria and, after spending some time at the gold-fields, entered the Railway Department of that colony, in which he remained until 1864, ....[more]