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Eric Robinson
Eric 

Name: Robinson E.
Service No: VX111889
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 9

Brief History:
E.Y.Rifle Bombardier in the Aitape Wewak campaign in  N.G. Settled on a farm at Musk Vic. with Gwen. Daughter Fay.
2007 Has a calf named Anzac in his small herd. Recently kicked by a cow named Sonofabitch. He kicked it back. Cow 1 Eric Nil. Cows sold.
2008 see news item 2008 ...attacked by a Roo and wounded again. He belted it with a bucket and hammered it with a mallet. Eric 1 Roo nil. Ballarat Courier Article dated 05/04/2008 and now in Association News thanks to Fay. (Eric is still looking for his mate Macgregor, anyone know his whereabouts?)
Executive Committee 2008

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THIS SERVICE RECORD COPIED FROM A.W.M. Nominal rolls WW2

NameROBINSON, ERIC 
ServiceAustralian Army 
Service NumberVX111889 
Date of Birth19 Nov 1922
Place of BirthBRUNSWICK, VIC 
Date of Enlistment30 Sep 1942 
Locality on EnlistmentSUNSHINE, VIC 
Place of EnlistmentSEYMOUR, VIC 
Next of KinROBINSON, SUSAN 
Date of Discharge10 Sep 1946
RankCorporal 
Posting at Discharge2/9 AUSTRALIAN COMMANDO SQUADRON 

VX111889 Cpl. Eric Robinson fights off Kangaroo at Musk W.I.A. again.
After a recent bout with a cow(2007) where he suffered damage to his ageing bod Eric tried his luck with a member of the local wild life and although victorious, it came at a cost.

Thanks to Associate, Fay King (Eric's Daughter), for keeping us up to date.

 

 Courtesy of


  The Courier
Copyright © Rural Press Limited
04/04/2008

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ATTACKED: Eric Robinson examines the wounds he received while defending himself against a kangaroo at his Musk property yesterday.

AN 85 YEAR OLD  man bravely fought off a kangaroo that attacked him at his Musk property yesterrday morning.

Eric Robinson tried to shoo the male kangaroo  away from his wood shed with a bucket when it turned on him.

After a struggle  Mr. Robinson killed the kangaroo with a mallet.

He said he wasn't scared during the ordeal which left him with abrasions to his legs.

Mr. Robinson's wife Gwen took him to the doctor, and he was later sent home to recover.

"It's lucky it didn't get to his face", Mrs Robinson said

"He's over 80, but he's a tough old man."

Mrs. Robinson said she had seen a lot of kangaroos in the Musk area.

"There's a big danger in getting near them", she said.

Hepburn Wildlife Shelter operator Jon Rowdon  said  it was " foolish " to approach an adult male kangaroo.

"People just need to be wary and respectful of them," Mr. Rowdon said.

"If people are trying to remove them from their properties, they should call the shelter."

Mr. Rowdon  said kangaroos were often seen this time of year.

"This time of year you  often get the big bucks camping."

"There's  a bit of rivalry going on where smaller ones or bigger ones get pushed out."

"They will camp on their own for a couple of days and then move on."

The Courier

Copyright © Rural Press Limited
 

       

 
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