John B. Robinson

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'Beaumaris' by John Braisted Robinson Federation University Art Collection



John Braisted McKinnon Robinson was born at Ballarat. He was the son of Foundry Manager Jonathan Robinson, and Hannah Wilsmore.[1]

John Robinson married Mary Barrie Flynn, and the couple had no children. He was Registrar at the Ballarat School of Mines. John B. Robinson died on 25 May 1935 at Forest Street, Wendouree, aged 58 years.[2]


A beautiful painter, according to his descendants John Robinson found time to attend the renowned Max Meldrum School in Melbourne.



Though for a considerable period Mr Robinson has been in indifferent health, his enthusiasmfor work was not diminished. Ever a lover of nature, his chief recreations were his garden, in which he cultivated the choicest of flowers, shrubs and trees, and the study of art to which he devoted much of his leisure. His many canvases reveal the sincerity of his work and represent a notable achievement for one who has adopted art somewhat late in life. Most of the trees and shrubs which add to the beauty of the School grounds, were planned and cared for by Mr Robinson; they will serve as a fitting monument to his memory. Both past and present students, and members of the staff and Council, will long rememeber his kindly nature and personality ... [3]

See also

Jonathan Robinson, Father




  1. death certificate
  2. death certificate
  3. Ballarat School of Mines and Industries Students' Magazine, 1935.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 14:20, 15 March 2017 (AEDT)

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