Vale William Leslie Robinson (Billy)

Bill Robinson, Casey Sep 1987. Photo possibly by Colin Blobel

Station Year Season
Casey 1984 Winter
Casey 1987 Winter

With much sadness we report that William Leslie Robinson (Billy) passed away on December 2, 2023.

Notified by Kevin Christensen on 11 Dec 2023

William Leslie Robinson (Billy)

Chef at Casey 1984 & 1987

Chef on a number of resupply voyages.

Bill was awarded the Australian Antarctic Medal in 1988, his citation reads:

“William Robinson has given outstanding service as a chef in his two tours of duty to the Antarctic. He displayed extraordinary dedication in his catering support both to the station group and to traverse parties. William also assisted the Antarctic Division with research into ration scales. Most importantly he made a major contribution to expeditionary morale under difficult circumstances and has always placed the welfare of others before his own”.