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Vale Bernie Banton - NSW Senior Australian of the Year 2007
The National Australia Day Council is deeply saddened by the passing of Bernie Banton AM.
As the NSW Senior Australian of the Year 2007, Bernie epitomised the great Australian values of fairness, justice and standing up for what you believe in and for others.
Bernie was a gentleman, a character and an inspirational Australian. His positive outlook, never-give-up attitude, commitment to his cause and sense of justice were admirable. His ready sense of humour and easy smile were enjoyed by all who met him.
Bernie will be fondly remembered and sadly missed and his efforts will have the eternal respect and pride of his fellow Australians.
Our thoughts are with his family and his friends at this time.