Tribute to Annette Robb


Annette Robb (Era teacher 1978-1979)

Anita Walker, a close friend of Annette's, sent the e-mail below to advise of Annette's passing.


When Annette Robb left teaching at Era, she began a family, then went to teach at Ngukurr, an Arnhem Land Aboriginal Community on the Roper River. She and her partner had three boys, and became immersed in Aboriginal Culture.

In the late 80's her health began to suffer, with knee and back problems, and after several failed surgery episodes she was finally diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She died in 2003 after a prolonged illness.

She was my best friend, and always spoke fondly to me of her time at Era, both during her time there, and in her later years while we were reminiscing. Everyone who met her became very close with her, and she is fondly remembered.

Annette and her then partner Mike, taken in 1978