Robert Michael Cox was born 19 May 1868 in Dungog, New South Wales, Australia to James Cox (1801-1891) and Anne McKeone (1825-1915) and died 20 May 1953 Dungog, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Harriet Ann Redman (1872-1952) 29 January 1890 in Dungog, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Robert Michael Cox and Harriet Ann Redman (1872-1952)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert Eric Cox (1890-1977)
James William Cox (1891-1973)
Thomas Albert Cox (1892-1893)
Ida Cox (1894-1969)
Cecil Samuel Cox (1900-1982)
Hubert Cox (1901-1901)
Doris Eileen Cox (1903-1988)
Percy Raymond Cox (1904-1905)
Jack Geoffrey Cox (1913-1996)



In our last issue the passing of Robert Michael Cox was referred to. He was born in Dungog district 85 years ago when conditions were vastly different to those of to-day. On attaining manhood he married Miss Harriet Anne Redman, of Dungog, who was his life mate until 14 months ago, when at the age of 80 years she went to her long rest. Of their union there were four sons and. two daughters. The sons are Eric, James and Cecil (all of Main Creek) and Jack (Gosford) and the daughters, Mrs. Ida Brodie (Kensington) and Mrs. S. Robards (Main Creek).

There are 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, The late Mr, Cox was a typical Australian. He was proud of Main Creek and the district and did everything he could to improve conditions.

His opinion was always sought and respected and he was never backward in expressing his views. He had been associated with primary industries, timber, dairying and grazing, and had won many prizes with Devons. As we previously mentioned, he had a long and important association with racing and our agricultural show. His greatest delight was to find a good spot at the river to fish.

Bob, as he was familiarly called, was loved and respected by all. He was the last of the famiy of the late James and Anne Cox, of Main Creek, respected pioneers of the district's earliest days.

The funeral was one of the .largest seen for many years.

Friends and relatives came from; far and near to pay their respects to the memory of a great Australian.

Rev. Geo. Mullin officiated at the church and graveside, and Messrs. Fry Bros, were the funeral directors.

Dungog Chronicle : Durham And Gloucester Advertiser, 27 May 1953, page 5

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 8864/1868
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 3393/1890