How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I’ve lived in Parkes all my life, 58 years, and honestly, I have no intention of moving. I love the whole community.
What is your favourite thing about your working life? I’m unable to hold a full-time job because of health issues, but I just love volunteering at the schools, working on Indigenous language projects with First Languages Australia, and keeping the Parkes in Photos of Years Gone Past Facebook page going.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? On a self-sufficient property totally off grid in the Bumberry Hills – I’m not fussy.
What makes you laugh the most? Listening to my wife Lindy and my grandkids laughing, I can’t help but join in.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Drive or be driven in a race car around Bathurst, or watching the South Sydney Bunnies play in another grand final!
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why? Back to 1986, the last time I sat down with both my Mum and Dad – both are gone now.
If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce? I would stop homeless people living on the streets, put a roof over their heads and food in their bellies.
Do you believe in random acts of kindness and which is your favourite one? Just listening to people who need someone to talk to when they are down and out. Actually, just helping anyone that needs a hand up.
What is one thing you will never do again? Hopefully never fall off a ladder again. I’m still getting over my fall in May.