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John Robertson

(1816—1891) politician in Australia


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(1816–91) designed, fought for, and implemented the land policy of selection before survey in NSW. He was, unusually, both a politician and a popular hero. A ballad celebrated the adoption of his policy in 1861: ‘Come all you Cornstalks, the victory's won,/John Robertson's triumphed, the lean days are gone.’ Henry Lawson wrote a poem in his honour in the 1880s. There are statues in the Sydney Domain and at the Land Office.

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