Roberts Hall Floor Plan
This shows a typical floor plan in Roberts Hall, with some of the shared common areas accessible to our residents highlighted.
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Built in 1971, Roberts Hall is home to 187 residents. The hall is built around two green courtyards and the rooms are arranged in groups around a shared bathroom and utility room.
Roberts Hall is a 'stairway-style' residences where there are four rooms on each floor, connected vertically by a stairway to similar floors above and below. These vertical communities don't have a kitchen (there's a shared kitchen for the whole building which you can walk to) but they have a small utilities room shared between two floors with a fridge and other basic facilities.
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You'll have your own carpeted room with:
As well as your room, you will have access to the shared facilities of Roberts Hall including:
As part of the campus, MRS is supported by the University's security services, with security assistance on hand 24/7 - but we also have dedicated ‘MRS’ services personnel on site each night at Clayton to assist all residents and to ensure safety and security. Here are some of the other ways we keep everyone safe:
A safe environment requires cooperation from everyone in the residential community, which is why our Conditions of Residency includes a number of security initiatives and responsibilities.
Roberts Hall’s mascot is the Bulldog and our colours are red, white and navy. We bulldogs wear these colours proudly on special occasions and to support our fellow bulldogs at sporting events.
Our live-in Residential Support Team Officers (RSTO) offer guidance and support; they’re dedicated to making sure you're comfortable with all aspects of campus life and you're included in the fun.
If you’d like to live at Roberts Hall and be part of our community, please apply here.
1856 - 1931
Roberts Hall is named after Tom Roberts, the father of Australian Landscape painting. The Hall was opened in June 1971
Tom Roberts (1856 - 1931) was born in England but emigrated with his parents to Australia in 1869 where they eventually settled in the suburb of Collingwood. He initially worked as a photographer's assistant through the 1870s while studying art at night. In 1881 to 1884 he went back to England to hone his craft.
He returned to Melbourne and worked out of Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street in Melbourne, and at a number of artists' camps around Australia. His most famous paintings come from this period but he was also an expert maker of picture frames, and during the period 1903-1914, when he painted relatively little, he derived most of his income from this work.
Roberts painted primarily oil landscapes and portraits with his most famous works being Shearing the rams and The Big Picture. His paintings tended to focus on ordinary, particularly country, Australians working. His works portrayed activities such as sheep shearing and chopping trees or focused on the Australian landscape. He died in 1931 of cancer in Kallista near Melbourne but is remembered today as an artist who captured the unique character of Australia in his paintings.