SALE MATES: Ken Whiteland and Warren Robinson trying out the merchandise at the pig and calf sale this week.
SALE MATES: Ken Whiteland and Warren Robinson trying out the merchandise at the pig and calf sale this week. Jonno Colfs

Photography nuts and past pioneers

WARREN Robinson is at the pig and calf sale every week, give or take.

He says he goes along because his wife is at work.

“It’d be no good stopping alone at home and talking to myself, so I come here and talk to Ken (Whitehead) and the other old fellas,” he said.

“You can usually find a bargain here.

“I dabble in collecting old camera equipment, I’m a bit of a photography nut.”

His mate Ken Whitehead chimed in to jokingly confirm his mate was indeed a “nut” and no argument was recorded in the contrary.

Mr Robinson said his great-grandfather had come to the region in 1840s with the Leslie brothers as a ticket-of-leave man.

“There have always been Robinsons here, but I’ve lived mainly in Wiangaree.

“Nobody ever knows where Wiangaree is until I mention it’s 70 kms west of Nimbin, for some reason.”

Mr Robinson said he retired at 66 and moved here with his wife because it’s a lovely town.

“I love the pig and calf sale, you can often pick up some really good stuff. And if it’s not here this week, it’ll be here next week,” he said.



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