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was a Scottish
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pastoralist, best known as the first overseer of the property known as Duntroon
Duntroon may refer to:* Royal Military College, Duntroon, in Canberra, Australia* Duntroon, Australian Capital Territory, Robert Campbell's property in the suburb of Campbell, Canberra* Duntroon, Ontario, Canada* Duntroon, New Zealand* Duntroon, Scotland...
in the Australian Capital Territory
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, he increased the size of the property's sheep flock from 700 to 20,000 in 12 years. He lived in a relationship with an Aboriginal woman and she bore him a daughter called 'Nanny'. Following his 10 years at Duntroon he returned to Scotland in 1835. His activities after this date are unknown.
The suburb Ainslie
Ainslie is a leafy suburb of Canberra, Australia in the North Canberra district.The suburb is bounded by Limestone Avenue and Majura Avenue to the west and north, Phillip Avenue to the north-east, Mount Ainslie to the east and Quick Street to the south.Ainslie is within walking distance of the...
, originally a part of the property, is named in his honour as is Mount Ainslie.