Ian Robinson (Australian politician)

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The Honourable
Ian Robinson
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Cowper
In office
30 November 1963 – 1 December 1984
Preceded by Frank McGuren
Succeeded by Garry Nehl
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Page
In office
1 December 1984 – 24 March 1990
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Harry Woods
Personal details
Born (1925-03-25) 25 March 1925 (age 89)
Coraki, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party of Australia
Occupation Dairy farmer, company director

Ian Louis Robinson (born 27 March 1925) is an Australian politician.

Born in Coraki, New South Wales, he was educated at state schools before becoming a dairy farmer, a journalist and company director. In 1953 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Country member for Casino, holding the seat until 1963, when he retired to contest the Australian House of Representatives seat of Cowper.[1] Cowper had been won in 1961 by Labor's Frank McGuren, who had defeated the ailing Country member Earle Page, who had been too ill to campaign. Robinson defeated McGuren, and became Assistant Minister assisting the Postmaster-General, Alan Hulme, on 20 August 1971. Robinson lost the position when the Coalition was defeated in the 1972 federal election. He held Cowper until 1984, when he transferred to the new seat of Page. He held Page until 1990, when he was defeated by Labor's Harry Woods.[2]


  1. ^ "Mr Ian Louis Robinson (1925 - )". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
John Reid
Member for Casino
Succeeded by
Richmond Manyweathers
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Frank McGuren
Member for Cowper
1963 – 1984
Succeeded by
Garry Nehl
Preceded by
new seat
Member for Page
1984 – 1990
Succeeded by
Harry Woods