Robert Arthur HOSKINS 1
- Born: 13 Sep 1914, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia,
- Marriage (1): Dorothy Patricia BURKE on 13 Apr 1940 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia,
- Died: 4 Aug 1985, Taree, New South Wales, Australia, aged 70
Another name for Robert was Bob.
Robert Arthur HOSKINS (1914 - 1985), eldest son of Cecil and Dorothy, started his working life at Port Kembla in 1931, in time to wield a sledge hammer to tap the first steel made at Port Kembla. It was not a great start to his career - the hammer slipped off the head of the bar, and hit another employee on the head! He spent several years there, and at Newcastle, where he earned a Diploma in Metallurgy. After the War, he resigned, and became the pioneer in manufacturing of concrete blocks in New South Wales, with a plant at Unanderra. Concrete roofing tiles were also made there. He lived at Wollongong, and at Wilton (where he also ran some cattle on a small property), and both of these houses were built of his concrete blocks, and to his own designs. He married Patricia BURKE (1916 - 1985) in 1940, and they have two sons and a daughter. Both Bob and Pat were tragically killed in a road accident in 1985.
Robert married Dorothy Patricia BURKE on 13 Apr 1940 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. (Dorothy Patricia BURKE was born on 8 Nov 1916 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, and died on 4 Aug 1985 in Taree, New South Wales, Australia,.)