Irvin Rockman

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Irvin Peter Rockman
85th Lord Mayor of Melbourne
In office
Preceded by Donald Osborne
Succeeded by Ralph Angelo Bernardi
Personal details
Born 6 April 1938
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 30 August 2010
Nationality Australian

Irvin Peter Rockman CBE (6 April 1938 – 30 August 2010) was a Lord Mayor of Melbourne and Australian businessman.

Born in Melbourne to Susie and Norman, Rockman matriculated from Wesley College and took a commerce degree from the University of Melbourne before starting his working life in motel management. His father's family had fled Poland due to anti-Jewish persecution, as had his mother's family, from the Ukraine. They settled in Melbourne, where Norman Rockman established a chain of clothing stores, which operated under the family name. Rockman was also a well-known underwater diver.[1][2]


Irvin Rockman was married three times and had six children.


  1. ^ CARMAN, GERRY (3 September 2010). "Go-getting civic and business leader". The Age ( Fairfax Media). Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fathom Guest Photographer - Irvin Rockman". Fathom Vol.1 No. 8. John Harding and Roy Bisson. c. 1972. pp. 8–11. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
Preceded by
Donald Osborne
Lord Mayor of Melbourne
Succeeded by
Ralph Angelo Bernardi

. Fathom guest photographer Irvin Rockman pages 8-11