Holgate resident, Mr Ross Robinson, has been honoured in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to horology.
Horology is the study and measurement of time and encompasses the art of clock and watch making.
Mr Robinson has had an extensive career with the Sydney Institute of TAFE, working as a teacher from 1973-1989, before taking on the role of Head Teacher of Watchmaking in 1989-1995, and Head of Studies of Engineering Trades from 1995-2000.
Mr Robinson is a life member of the Sydney Clockmakers Society and has held many positons within the Society, including co-founding secretary and chairman.
He has also held positions within the World Solar Challenge Organising Committee, Sunswift II, University of Newcastle and WorldSkills Australia.
Mr Robinson is the current webmaster and councillor for The Watch and Clockmakers of Australia, of which he has also held multiple positions for, including: life member, founding producer, public officer, CEO, Federal Councillor and President.
Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017, Jun 5
Kaye Browning, Medals and Awards Officer