A Shire giant passes away, Gordon Braithwaite | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

Gordon Braithwaite passed away today (March 2, 2017) at the Bellingen Hospital. He was 86-years-old. There will be many words written and said about Mr Braithwaite during the next few weeks … he was a giant of a man in terms of the legacy he leaves in the Valley.Mr Braithwaite spent more than 32 years as a councillor and 14-and-a-half years as either Mayor or Shire President, he is the longest serving councillor in the history of Bellingen Shire.The former logging contractor was first elected in 1971.In an interview with the Bellingen Shire Courier-Sun in 2012 he said: “I have enjoyed my time as a councillor, but I’m now in my eighties and feel it’s time to make way for someone younger”.

Source: A Shire giant passes away, Gordon Braithwaite | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

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