Statement from the Mayor: Passing of Phillip Robinson

Wednesday 12 June 2019

It is with sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Mr Phillip Robinson, the founder of Frankston’s iconic Robinsons Bookshop.

Back in 1963, Phillip and his wife Moira opened Robinsons Bookshop in Frankston’s former Central Park. Back then, the Frankston Library was yet to be established, so it was a rare treat to find a bookshop anywhere. In fact, Robinsons is the oldest general independent bookshop in Victoria.

On behalf of Frankston City Council, I would like to offer my condolences to Mr Robinson’s family and friends during this difficult time.

Thank you for creating an iconic and much-loved bookstore for us all to enjoy, and thank you to current owner, Susanne Horman for keeping Mr Robinson’s legacy alive and well.

Cr Michael O’Reilly
Mayor of Frankston City Council

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