Community Recognition Statement - Vale Gary "Ripper" Radford OAM
Community Recognition Statement delivered in the Fifty-Seventh Parliament of New South Wales by the Member for Barwon Roy Butler on 12 May 2020.
Sadly, Broken Hill farewelled local icon, Gary "Ripper" Radford OAM on Anzac Day, 2020.
Gary, a well-respected and successful businessman played an integral part in Broken Hill's mining, pastoral, transport and earthmoving sector.
Gary was widely respected in the Broken Hill community and throughout the Far West. In 1986, Gary was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his service to the community and in 2011 was inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame and was presented with the prestigious Icon of the Industry Award.
Gary worked tirelessly for the Broken Hill community. Volunteering and generously donating to many causes and community groups such as Legacy, St Patrick's Race Club and Lifeline. Gary later became a Patron for both Lifeline and the St Patricks Race Club.
In 1997, Gary was awarded the Des Griffith Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Lifeline Broken Hill.
I extend my sincere condolences to Gary's family.
He will be missed by many.