Droughtie breed pioneer dies

Helen Walker
Updated December 16 2015 - 7:17pm, first published April 5 2014 - 4:00am
The late Rob Atkinson (Senior) was awarded life membership by the Droughtmaster Stud Breeders Association in 2012, and is pictured with the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Penelope Wensley, and son Rob Atkinson, Katandra, Hughenden.
The late Rob Atkinson (Senior) was awarded life membership by the Droughtmaster Stud Breeders Association in 2012, and is pictured with the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Penelope Wensley, and son Rob Atkinson, Katandra, Hughenden.

THE Thoroughbred breeding industry and the Droughtmaster breed are much poorer this week with the death of industry innovator Robert Lamont (Rob) Atkinson (Senior) aged 76.

Helen Walker

Helen Walker

Journalist

Journalist for Queensland Country Life at Rockhampton.

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