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Tuesday, 17 March 1987
Page: 752


Senator Sir JOHN CARRICK —I was privileged to know Hugh Roberton from the time that he came into this Parliament and indeed up until very recent months. I think the thing that stands out in my mind is the warmth of the man. The man was a true Scot. He rejoiced in his Scottish background. He rejoiced in the whole of the character of Scotland. He had a very warm and whimsical humour which all his friends knew, and he gave warmth and friendship to his friends. He brought to this Parliament a strong sense of humanity, which was reflected in his actions and his speeches here, and he carried that throughout his life. He was very fortunate indeed to have a devoted wife to look after him throughout those years, and particularly in his later years. I just want to pay tribute to him as a man and as a friend, and extend my sympathy to his wife and daughter in their present sorrow.

Question resolved in the affirmative, honourable senators standing in their places.