Robert "Bob" La Castra (born in England)[1] is an Australian local politician who was a popular children's television show presenter in the 1980s, best known for hosting the children's show Wombat and the game show Big Square Eye. He went on to write for ABC Television's Bananas in Pyjamas with his production company Little Production House.

He also played Eddie Buckingham in the Network Ten soap opera Neighbours in 1990.[2]

La Castra is currently a City of Gold Coast councillor,[3] first elected in 1997.[4]


  1. ^ Arnold, John (2008). The bibliography of Australian literature, Volume 3. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press. p. 107. ISBN 0-7022-3598-9.
  2. ^ "Cr Bob La Castra looks back fondly at his role in Neighbours as the show celebrates 30 years". Gold Coast Bulletin. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Gold Coast City Council – Councillor Robert La Castra". Gold Coast City Council – Australia. 14 November 2008. Archived from the original on 17 January 2006. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Gold Coast Business News – Sports Business Taskforce". Business Gold Coast. 2007. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2008.

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