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Robin Thomas Murie
2 May 1958 - 20 May 1991
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This panel forms part of Block 6 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.
From the stories folder that accompanies The Quilt to displays
I created this panel for my brother, Robin Thomas Murie, for many reasons. To help deal with anger directed at extended family who weren’t there for him on his “coming out”, who weren’t there to help and support him through all his AIDS related conditions, but were all at his funeral. I couldn’t understand.
I wrote the ‘corny verse’ and read it at his funeral. I was trying to tell them he had the same ups and downs as the rest of us, he was never any different. Sure, he drove me crazy at times, but he was and will always be, my baby brother; someone very special, someone I will always love unconditionally.
The colour of blue, for one of his favourites.
He was certainly one of the world’s gentle people and I will miss him until we meet again.
There is another panel for Robin, on Block 1.
If you knew Robin and wish to add your memories to this page, or wish to remember a loved one with a strong connection to New Zealand who has been lost to AIDS, you may do so on this page.
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