Julie Martin Vikki
Blanche, Julie Mullins
Robinson Martin 1985, 1992-1994
Parents: Jim and Anne Robinson
Marital Status: Philip Martin
Lucy and Glen
Family Tree: Robinson/Martin
Occupation: Bank Teller, Secretary, Newsagency Salesperson,
Used Car Salesperson, Student
Robinson was born in 1964 to Anne Robinson and her husband
Jim. But Jim was not Julie's natural father. Anne had been
raped by Jim's boss Roger Bannon and Julie was the product
of that rape. Jim agreed to bring Julie up as one of his own
and only he and Anne knew the truth.
the age of 11, Julie lost her mother when Anne died giving
birth to Julie's younger sister, Lucy. Anne's mother, Helen
Daniels, moved in with the Robinsons to help Jim raise
the family. Growing up, Julie developed into an interfering
young woman with a passion for knowing other peoples business.
She dated her next door neighbour Des
Clarke for a while and worked as a bank teller at the
Pacific Bank, where Des was assistant manager. After her relationship
with Des fizzled out, her best friend Lorraine Kingham fell
in love with Des and they planned to marry. But Julie was
so jealous of their impending marriage that she talked Lorraine
out of marrying Des on the eve of the wedding.
blossomed for Julie, however, when Philip Martin started at
the Pacific Bank as manager. The two embarked on an affair
but they faced problems from Julie's family due to the fact
that Philip was married with two children. Philip's marriage
was a loveless one however due to his wife Loretta's refusal
to give up alcohol. Philip was about to leave her for Julie
when his daughter Debbie tried
to kill herself due to the constant bickering between her
parents. Julie stood back and told Philip to stay with his
family but months later, Philip re-entered her life. He had
been involved in a car accident with a drunken Loretta causing
her death. Julie at last had her man and they left Erinsborough
for the country where Philip had landed a job with a bank.
quickly married and Julie became pregnant much to the displeasure
of Philip's son Michael who
blamed Julie for causing the split in his parents' marriage
resulting in the death of his mother. Debbie, on the other
hand, warmed to Julie and after a while began to call her
'mum'. Julie gave Deb a little sister when she gave birth
Philip lost his job at the bank, the Martins returned to Erinsborough
to live with Julie's family at No. 26 Ramsay Street. Although
Julie had been away from Ramsay Street for several years,
she soon settled back in and before long, was interfering
in her neighbours' business just like old times. She soon
found work as a secretary but Philip was not so lucky. Things
became so tight for the family that Philip had to work as
a janitor at Erinsborough High School, much to the dismay
of proud Julie who saw it as a degrading position for her
husband. They found their feet eventually when Julie's brother
Paul offered Phil the position of manager of the Lassiter's
complex. With finances improving for the family, they moved
out of No. 26 and across to No. 32 which they rented from
Julie's gran, Helen.
Michael, who had been away at boarding school, came home for
the school holidays he hatched a plot to kill Julie in order
to pay her back for losing his mother. He cleverly planned
things to the extent that Julie thought she was going mad.
He then proceeded to drug her up and let her fall asleep in
the spa - only to be interrupted by Debbie. Michael returned
to boarding school with his plan ruined but on a subsequent
visit caused more trouble when he was arrested for drug pushing
and stealing cars. Michael was convinced it was Julie who
turned him into the police but she swore to Philip that she
hadn't. Just as Philip was beginning to believe Julie had,
young Hannah revealed she had called the police. However,
Julie was determined not to let Michael continue to wreak
havoc in her life and when his sentencing took place, she
told the judge that she felt Michael needed time away in a
detention centre and refused to let him back to No. 32. Both
Philip and Debbie were deeply hurt by Julie's actions and
it signalled the start of a deep rift developing in the Martins'
hit Julie when Jim died of a heart attack in the kitchen of
the Robinson House. She was further shocked at the reading
of his will when it was revealed that Jim had left No. 26
to Helen and on her death, all his children excluding Julie.
A puzzled Julie was only left Jim's share in Lou
Carpenter's car yard. The reason behind Jim's decision
was discovered months later when she found out that Jim wasn't
her real father. Julie decided to track down her real father
in Queensland but it turned out that he had died. Instead
she met his wife, Joyce, who bluntly told Julie that Roger
Bannon was a womaniser and had raped Anne. Totally devastated
by the fact that she was the product of a rape, Julie returned
to Erinsborough feeling disgusted. She totally shut Philip
out and he had no alternative but to move out. But after seeing
a councillor, Julie bounced back to her usual self and reunited
with Philip just as he was about to leave for Perth with Debbie.
so proud and self-opinionated, Julie loved talking of her
husbands' top job as manager of the world-renowned hotel owned
by her brother. So it was a total shock to Julie when she
returned from visiting Paul in Argentina to find that Philip
had quit his job to run the newsagency in Lassiter's Mall!
Although Julie was initially disgusted she soon came to enjoy
the idea of having a family business and started sharing the
workload with Philip. Julie was also revealed as racist when
Asian immigrants the Lims moved into No. 22 and their son
Tommy began to play with Hannah. Julie's racism was so bad
that she even accused the family of eating Hannah's pet dog,
caused embarrassment for Debbie when she decided to go back
to school to get her HSC and ended up in the same class as
Debbie. When Julie caught school bitch Louise Barker smoking,
she quickly reported Louise to the principal Mr. Roland and
made an enemy of Louise. But Julie showed she was no angel
herself when she was caught cheating in a test. She eventually
packed school in and decided to take an active part in the
car yard. Julie went on to work very well with Lou Carpenter
becoming quite a good saleswoman, especially with women customers.
But she eventually sold her share to Lou's partner Cheryl
Stark in order to work with Philip full time at the newsagents.
Philip was told Michael was being released from the detention
centre, Julie decided to put the past behind her and do all
she could to make Michael feel welcome this time round. She
put a lot of work into redecorating his bedroom with his own
TV, stereo and phone, but was hurt when Philip and Debbie
thought Julie's real aim was to keep Michael away from the
rest of the family. Julie confessed to Helen her genuine intention
to make an effort with Michael and after Helen told Philip
of this, he apologised for doubting her.
Martins' marriage, meanwhile, was beginning to crumble as
long hours at the newsagency kept Philip late home most nights.
Julie and Philip decided to go away for the weekend in the
hope of patching things up but things ended up worst. Julie
soon began to get very irrational, even turning to drink on
some occasions causing her to constantly fight with Philip
and the rest of the family. While Philip and Debbie were away
for a murder mystery weekend, Helen finally talked some sense
into her granddaughter and Julie decided to follow Philip
in a last attempt at solving their marriage problems. But
having argued with Philip in front of everyone on her arrival,
Julie stormed off.
struck when the following morning, Julie was found unconscious
at the bottom of a tower after falling from it the night before.
She was rushed to Erinsborough Hospital where she later died,
leaving behind a devastated Philip and young Hannah to be
brought up by Helen - just as she had been.
Julie Mullins played Julie from the character's return to
Ramsay Street in 1992 onwards.
written by Mark