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Robert Marsden D Fitzgerald
Robert Marsden D Fitzgerald was admitted to the University of Sydney in the first cohort of students in 1852, graduating Bachelor of Arts in 1856 and Master of Arts in 1859.
His early life
The illegitimate son of Robert Fitzgerald Snr, Robert Marsden D Fitzgerald was born in Sydney and educated at the Sydney College.
His student days at the University of Sydney
Robert was 16 when he was admitted to the University of Sydney in the first cohort of students in 1852, gaining First class honours in Chemistry and Experimental Phyics 1853 and 1854.
He graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1856 and Master of Arts in 1859.
Following graduation from the University of Sydney, Fitzgerald was later educated at Cambridge University and on the Continent.
He was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1860.
In 1865 he inherited his father's property 'Dabee', in Rylstone and spent his life as a grazier managing the 15 station properties the family owned. In 1875 he was also one of the Rylstone Court House magistrates.
Robert died at a private hospital in Sydney in 1910 aged 74, leaving a fortune. He is buried at St Matthews Anglican Cemetery, Windsor.
From the Archives 'Record' 2005; 'From Convict to Millionaire - The Story of Richard Fitzgerald and family' (2003), by Susan Perrett; and RDHS Wiki