It is thought Mr Robert Brotherton, a native of Lancashire England was born about 1842.
We can see Robert Brotherton was residing in Melbourne from 1857 to 1862 from the ‘Melbourne Council Notice of intention to build’ records. In 1862 he was single and 19 years of age and chose to leave Port Phillip for the Otago region of New Zealand.
Significant building works carried out by Robert Brotherton are listed below.
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|Building ID||Location||Owner||Suburb||Building State||Building Type||Builder||Build Date (YYYY MM DD)||Registration no|
|71231||A’Beckett Street – St John’s Church property||Brotherton, Robert – Sexton – St John’s church||Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Brotherton, Robert||1857 09 17||798|
|72545||Abbotsford Street s.w. cnr of Benevolent Asylum||Brotherton, Robert||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Brotherton, Robert||1860 03 22||186|
Table source: https://www.mileslewis.net/australian-architectural/
Main source: Public Records Office of Victoria, BDM Victoria and the Melbourne edition of the Sands & McDougall directoy.