Robert Maxwell

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Robert Maxwell

When Robert Maxwell and his wife Helen moved from Perth bringing their family to live in Narrogin, they established themselves as tireless workers in their new home.

A Pharmacist at Cooper's/Maxwell's Pharmacy in Narrogin, Rob became one of it's best known and loved residents for his contribution to the Narrogin community.

During his incredible 37 years on the board of Narrogin Cottage Homes, Robert was Chair of the Board when the existing facilities at "Karinya" expanded to become 74 Independent Living Units. The new wing, officially opened in 2017 was named "The Maxwell Wing" in Robert's honour.

For the years 1997-1999 Robert Maxwell was Mayor of Narrogin.
Members of Probus South Pacific from 1998, Robert and Helen Maxwell were given Life Membership in 2016 and Rob became Secretary of the Narrogin Lodge in 2017.
In 2005 Robert was named Citizen of the Year

In tribute to Robert (Rob) William Maxwell OAM who died in February 2020 these words:
"It is impossible to overstate Rob's love for, and contribution to, Narrogin. Country towns need people of Rob Maxwell's calibre."


Unsung Heroes
Revealing the remarkable in seemly ordinary people


Portrait painted by Graham Smith 2020.
Text compiled by Jan Smith from notes provided with the nomination in 2020.

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