Country Of Origin Australia
Skills Watchmakers
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Liverpool Street, Hobart
Other Approx. 1847: Business partnership, William Robe and Charles Salmon.

Watchmaker James Robe departed Van Diemen’s Land in March 1847 for Melbourne, Victoria. His eldest son William remained in Hobart Town until June 1848. William was a ropemaker by trade, but newspaper reports in late 1847 and early 1848 indicate a connection with his father’s watchmaking business in Liverpool Street. Convict watchmaker Charles Salmon was charged with stealing and pawning watches from Mr Robe junior. He was acquitted of the charge and returned to the government as it was proven that a co-partnership existed between William Robe and Charles Salmon. In February 1848, Charles Salmon was charged with being under the influence of alcohol. Newspaper reports described him as a probationer, formerly of the firm Robe and Salmon.

Maurice A. Robe, In Commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the arrival of James Robe and family at Launceston, Van Diemen’s Land, 2011.
Hobart Guardian, or True Friend of Tasmania 29 December 1847, 8 January 1848, 5 February 1848; The Hobart Town Advertiser 11 January 1848.