Vale Robert Inglis
"Chris Lloyd" <>
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:38:01 +1100
In years past I had the pleasure of dealing with Robert for weeks at a time
in the course of volunteer work and like others was often caught up in his
agent provocateur email threads. His acerbic wit (and perhaps wisdom) was
on display in both forums. I will hold dear the memory of three of us (not
counting Ben who was big enough to ?sit? at the table) at dinner in the
shearer?s quarters in Bowra, shivering in winter, after a long day chasing
down a young PhD?s random points in the Wilga. These exertions were always
recovered by extensive recourse to a libation of choice.
The conversation had surprising turned to politics. One of us was (probably
moi) was remonstrating loudly with young Inglis over some revisionist remark
of his when out of his room sprung the said young PhD candidate. All three
of us were sternly lectured about HIS responsibilities to make sure there
was perfect harmony between HIS volunteers and definitely no conflict.
Robert regarded the young blade with a wizened eye and told him, almost
sotto vocé, to get back into his cubicle before his nappy was changed and
that consenting adults had the right to beat the living crapper out of each
other if that?s what they were inclined to. This had the desired effect and
Inglis seamlessly picked up the thread of his outrageous discourse.
Vale Robert Inglis.
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