Former Page MP Ian Robinson passes away

Former Page MP Ian Robertson. (supplied)

Former Page MP Ian Robinson. (supplied)

Former Page MP Ian Robinson, who was born at Coraki in 1925, has died.

Mr Robinson was a dairy farmer, journalist and company director before he was elected to the NSW Parliament as the Country Party member for Casino in 1953.

He represented Casino until he retired in 1963 to contest the Federal seat of Cowper.  Mr Robinson served as Assistant Minister assisting the Postmaster-General  from August 1971 to 1972.

He held Cowper until 1984, when he transferred to the new seat of Page, where he was the member until 1990.

Page MP Kevin Hogan and Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis both paid tribute to Mr Robinson, who passed away on Thursday.

‘Ian will be greatly missed,’ Mr Hogan said.

‘Ian represented the community for 37 years with distinction – a community that he loved,’ Mr Hogan said.

‘In many ways he was a mentor and I thank him for his encouragement, advice and support over the years.

‘My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Florence, his family and his many friends.’

Mr Gulaptis said he was saddened to hear of Mr Robinson’s passing.

‘I’m very saddened to hear about the passing of National Party stalwart The Hon Ian Robinson,’ he said.

‘Ian was true blue all his life. He was born in Coraki in 1925 and after a distinguished political career spanning 37 years (10 years in the NSW State Parliament and 27 years in the Commonwealth Parliament), he never stopped fighting for country people right through his failing health.

‘He will be sorely missed by a community he loved and I will miss his support and sound counsel. I send my sincere condolences to his wife, Florence.’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers.