Robert CHAPMAN 1838-1907, b. Little Cressingham, Norfolk, England son of James CHAPMAN and Phoebe CARTER. In 1852, at the age of 13y, he emigrated on the "Omega" from England to Port Adelaide, South Australia with his parents (James and Phoebe) and two younger sisters (Harriet and Ann).

Robert CHAPMAN was married in 1864 in the parish of Beerik (Muntham) near Carapook, Victoria to Clara LANDER 1845-1936, b. Pas-de-Calais, France, daughter of Edward LANDER and Mary Ann SIMPSON. This couple appears to have had at 6 children in the Carapook (Muntham) area of South-Western Victoria before moving north the Swan Hill area (Murray River) and taking up land over the river in New South Wales on what was "Poon Poon" Station south of Kyalite, NSW.

Robert CHAPMAN died in 1907 at Poon Poon (Stony Crossing), S of Kyalite, New South Wales, Australia and was buried at Swan Hill, Victoria. His widow Clara CHAPMAN (nee LANDER) died at Healesville, near Melbourne, Victoria in 1936.

Robert CHAPMAN & Clara LANDER had the following known family...

  1. Thomas CHAPMAN 1865-1916, b. Bruk Bruk (Carapook), Victoria; Farmer & Storekeeper of Morundah, NSW; d. Naranderra, NSW; m. 1893 at Darlington Point, NSW to Lillian Mary CUMMINGS 1867-1926, b. Forbes, NSW to Keiran Cornelius Augustine CUMMINGS and Augusta Jane FLOOD; d. Sydney, NSW. 5 children.

  2. Edward Herbert CHAPMAN 1867-1956, b. Carapook (Muntham), Victoria. d. Dubbo, NSW; m. 1902 Victoria to Elizabeth COMB 1867-1946, b. Wycheproof, Victoria to John COMB and Smart Ellen ANDERSON; d. Cobar, NSW. 3 children.

  3. Adeline Emma CHAPMAN 1868-1959, b. Carapook (Muntham), Victoria; d. Lilydale, Victoria; m. 1904 victoria to Ernest Hardy PARKER 1875-1958, b. Hamilton, Tasmania, Australia to Jabez PARKER and Elizabeth PARKER; d. Melbourne, Victoria.

  4. Edith CHAPMAN 1870-1964, b. Dundas (Coleraine), Victoria; d. Croydon. Melbourne, Victoria.

  5. Rosina Mary Ann CHAPMAN 1880-1943, b. Dundas (Coleraine), Victoria; d. Glenroy, Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1904 Victoria to Francis Anthony "Frank" PARKER 1872-1949, b. Hamilton, Tasmania, Australia to Jabez PARKER and Elizabeth PARKER; d. Glenroy, Melbourne, Victoria. 3 children.

  6. Clara Caroline CHAPMAN c.1887-1956, b. .?., d. (aged 69y) Croydon, Melbourne, Victoria.