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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Roberts, Charles James

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Roberts, Charles James, C.M.G., eldest son of Charles Warman Roberts, of Sydney, N.S.W., was born on March 29th, 1846, and educated at the Sydney Grammar School. He was Mayor of Sydney in 1879, the year of the International Exhibition, for which he was a member of the New South Wales Commission, as also of the Commissions for the exhibitions held in Melbourne in 1880, Amsterdam in 1883, Calcutta in 1883-4, South Kensington (Colonial and Indian) in 1886, and Centennial in 1888. He was member for the Hastings and Manning district from 1882 to 1889, and was Postmaster-General in the Parkes Ministry from Jan. 1887 to Jan. 1889. He married in 1867 Lucretia, daughter of the late Abraham Abraham, of Sydney.