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McLean Rob

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Rob McLean is the past editor of The Bunyip, Gawler's historic newspaper, a role which he held from September 2010 to July 2016.

He was born December 19, 1976 at Williamstown (Vic).

Growing up in Munno Para and Elizabeth Downs, Rob's earliest connections with Gawler were as a visitor, attending local churches.

He completed his schooling at Trinity College (1989 to 1994), where he was an inaugural member of Angas House and was the very first captain of the school's First XIII football side. Following school, Rob attended the University of South Australia (Magill campus) where he completed a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism).

Towards the end of his time at university, Rob undertook an internship with The Bunyip and then was later employed to write the newspaper's Playford Times page.

In early 1998 Rob gained his first full-time employment at The Loxton News in South Australia's, Riverland, which is owned by the Taylor Group, the now owners of The Bunyip.

He later worked as a journalist for WIN News and the Riverland Weekly.

In 2010, Rob returned to Adelaide to take up his position with The Bunyip and now resides in Gawler with his wife, a teacher at Roseworthy Primary School, and his daughters, who both attend Trinity College.

He has become involved with the Trinity Old Scholars Cricket Club and is a member of the Bung Fritz Appreciation Society, a lunch group based in Gawler.

Rob has now taken up a position with Playford Council specialising in communications.

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