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1994-07-01T00:00:00.000Z

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Employment History

President
Brigades

President
Guises Creek Bushfire Brigade

Foundation Member
Royalla/Williamsdale Landcare Group

Foundation Member
Williamsdale Bushfire Brigade

Affiliations

Active Member
Tuggeranong

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The Guises Creek Volunteer Bushfire Brigade

www.firebreak.com.au, 1 July 1994 [cached]

On June 18 1994, theGuises Creek Fire Shed was officially opened by the A.C.T. Minister for Urban Services, Mr David Lamont MLA; It was handed over to the Brigades' President Mr Tony Morrison and its Captain Mr Clyde Hunt.


Obituary - Tony Morrison

www.firebreak.com.au, 20 July 2008 [cached]

Anthony (Tony) Morrison

Passed away 26 November 2002.
Tony Morrison Photo
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Tony married Catherine in 1958 and was blessed with five children, Grahame, Paul, Gerard, Margot and Justin. He was Grandfather `Tone' to five grandchildren, Samantha, Georgia, Hayley, Phoebe and Chloe who he adored very much.
In 1961 at 27 years of age with two small boys and one on the way, Tony broke his back in a stock mustering accident. He spent months immobilised in plaster and two years in back braces. As he recuperated he never complained and got on with the job of supporting his family and running the farm. Although restricted somewhat physically, he always maintained a positive outlook and a good sense of humour becoming involved in local community organisations.
In 1952 he fought his first big bushfire that started at Mt Stromlo burning through the urban fringes of Red Hill, Tuggeranong, Royalla and burnt nearly to the coast.
The 1985 bushfires completely burnt out his property "Rob Roy" and also "Monaro Station". He was lucky to save his house and farm buildings.
Tony was an active member over the years with the Tuggeranong, Tharwa, Williamsdale and Guises Creek Bushfire Brigades. He was a foundation member of Williamsdale Bushfire Brigade when it was formed in 1957.
In the late eighties when Williamsdale Bushfire Brigade was split into two brigades due to cross border problems, Tony became the first President of Guises Creek Bushfire Brigade. Tony held that position during the establishment and co-location of the Emergency Services Brigade with the Bushfire Brigade and until his death in November 2002.
He liked to become involved in all Brigade activities from the construction of the first shed, brigade administration, training, fundraising and social events. Tony and Cath both made their property available for the FESTA exercise carried out each year.
Tony was awarded the National Medal with 35 years service, the N.S.W. Long Service Medal with 38 years service and was one of the Bushfire Volunteers to accept 'Canberran of the Year' after the 1985 bushfires. He had a real love for the land and was a foundation member of the Royalla/Williamsdale Landcare Group, a member of the Williamsdale Wombats Cricket team, the A.C.T. Rural Lessees Association and had a deep involvement in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Tuggeranong.

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