Smith, P. C, Nhill, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A., and came to Melbourne in 1857. He learned the paper ruling trade at Messrs. Sands and M'Dougall's, Melbourne, and afterwards went to Stawell and Ararat, where he was engaged with his father at watchmaking for twelve years. In 1881 he decided to open a business for himself, and accordingly proceeded to Nhill, which township then consisted of half-a-dozen houses. There he commenced as a watchmaker and jeweller, and still carries on the business. Mr. Smith is a prominent supporter of local institutions, has been president of the hospital for two years past, formed the local athletic club, and was the originator of a branch of the Oddfellows' lodge, which is now in a most satisfactory financial condition.
Source: Victoria and its Metropolis, Past and Present - Alexander Sutherland - 1888
Silverly noted the following: Sounds like Peter Cockburn Smith who was born in about 1854 and died in Nhill, Victoria in 1907. His father's name was Thomas Young Smith.