Dennis Blanchfield 1949 – 2014

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Dennis Blanchfield, “wild child”.

It was a cool, drizzly day on 13 October for the funeral of Dennis Blanchfield at Quaama Cemetery. He must have been well-remembered and liked, judging from the crowd.

Dennis’s brothers Jim, Danny and Brian all still live here in Quaama.

I didn’t know Dennis; he left Quaama well before my time. But I heard the expression “wild child” a few times in the days around his death in Canberra on 5 October.

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Tony Windsor: The man with no secrets

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Tony Windsor: “His secret was that he had no secrets.” Here with Michele Miller (left) and his wife Lyn.

It seems these days of political spin that you only find out what’s really going on from those outside the fray. Be they an ex-security advisor, or an ex-department head, or an ex-parliamentarian, at last they don’t owe any favours to anyone and can speak their mind.

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