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Vale Ian Fuzzard, OAM

18/06/2016

This week is a special post to honour one of our main sources for the weekly Flashback Friday posts, Mr Ian Fuzzard, OAM. Mr Fuzzard passed away last Friday.

Born 30th September 1928, Mr Fuzzard was renowned as a local historian, and published a book "Berrigan, Today and Yesterday" in 1965, which has been a primary source of information for Flashback Friday... posts regarding Berrigan and beyond. Mr Fuzzard was always amiable to answering questions about historical facts when required.

Mr Fuzzard was a very active community member and will be missed by many. He was a Councillor with the Berrigan Shire for almost thirty years, including sitting as Shire President in 1977, 1978 and 1979.

He was a life member of the Berrigan Football Club, and was president in 1957, 1966, 1975, 1976 and 1977. He also served as vice-president and secretary, and outside of the executive positions, he served as a chauffeur to players, club historian, groundskeeper, selector and goal umpire.

Mr Fuzzard was also a life member of the Berrigan Cricket Club where he served as a committeeman for many years, holding the positions of president and secretary and worked long hours preparing the grounds for teams to play on.

He was also a stalwart of the Berrigan Anglican Church and could often be seen tending to the grounds or ringing the bell. He will be sorely missed by the parishioners.

Mr Fuzzard was presented with the Order of Australia Medal on 8 June 1998, for service to the Berrigan Community through Local Government, Service Groups, Sporting Clubs and Church Committees. He was also presented with the 15th Annual Sports Association of Australian Services to Sport Award in 2012.

Information and photo sourced from the Southern Riverina News, March 7th 2012.


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