PRIDE: The Maritime Museum has dedicated a Wreck Room in the museum to one of its founders, the late Neville Robertson-Hughes. Neville’s daughter-in-law Skye Robertson-Hughes, wife Leonie, son Adam and daughter-in-law Kristy were at the dedication.
PRIDE: The Maritime Museum has dedicated a Wreck Room in the museum to one of its founders, the late Neville Robertson-Hughes. Neville’s daughter-in-law Skye Robertson-Hughes, wife Leonie, son Adam and daughter-in-law Kristy were at the dedication. Christopher Chan GLAROOM

History buff gets honour

THERE were tears in the eyes of the family and volunteers at Gladstone's Maritime Museum as they remembered the man who dedicated so much of his time to the historical gem.

Neville Robertson-Hughes died unexpectedly in December last year, at just 67 years old, and was an avid historian who co-founded the museum.

He's survived by his wife of 37 years, Leonie, his two sons and daughter.

Words such as strong-willed, eccentric and mini-bulldozer were used when remembering Neville's determination.

His approach to life was summed up by a phrase he was often heard to say: "How bloody hard can it be?"

A quirky corner room has been dedicated to Neville.

Mrs Robertson-Hughes said the dedicated room meant the world to them.

"It's one of the biggest honours ... This is perfect, he would be looking down," she said.



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