Robert Lowe was raised on the Framlingham Aboriginal Station, outside Warrnambool, western Victoria. A talented footballer, he played locally for thirty years and captained the Victorian Aboriginal side. He has been actively involved for many years in various community organisations, including the Warrnambool Gunditjmara Co-op, the Worn Gundidj CDEP project and the Gunditjmara Dance Group.
Robert’s wife Daphne (nee Proctor) also hails from the Framlingham community. They have three children and ten grandchildren. Robert and Daphne currently live in Koroit, 15 kilometres west of Warrnambool. In their spare time they enjoy camping, along the Murray River and surrounds, and visiting ancestral sites.
The Mish is Robert’s first foray into writing. Robert began recording his reminiscences in late 1995, hoping he could convey to his grandchildren what it was like growing up on Framlingham in the 1950s and 1960s. He is thoroughly pleased to accomplish this, and also, to share his experiences with a wider audience.
ALL TITLES BY ROBERT LOWE