Harry Butler RIP

Submitted: Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 21:09
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Australian Legend passes on.

An early inspiration in my life so finding it a bit sad.

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Book I have had since 1977.



Got me considering a landrover back then but lucky I was only about 15 and had no money :)

Have DVD of his TV Shows as well .... will have to re-watch.

Thanks Harry

Cheers
Greg

I sent one final shout after him to stick to the track, to which he replied “All right,” That was the last ever seen of Gibson - E Giles 23 April 1874

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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 21:26

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 21:26
Just saw this on the six o'clock news.

Sad passing of not only a great Western Australian, but someone who was also a living legend. He is also one of the many succesful members of my alma mater (or should I say I of his?)

I remember sitting down to watch his programs on the ABC as a kid.

Thanks for the knowledge you shared and inspiration you have generated.

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Reply By: equinox - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 21:34

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 21:34
Sad News, I used to watch In the Wild, which was one of my favorite programs when I was a kid. A living legend and inspiration gone.

Looking for adventure.
In whatever comes our way.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 22:06

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 22:06
Remember seeing him first in Nature Walkabout with Vincent and Carol Serventy (sp). Was just so inspiring for the outdoors, what a great influence he was, thanks for the memories.
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Reply By: Member - Odog - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 06:09

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 06:09
He will be sadly missed... He was still heavily involved in environmental issues, and working as a consultant for Barow Island project.. Seems just about all the environmental and wildlife "heroes" are moving on.. God bless him..
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 10:38

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 10:38
We've got one of his books signed by him in the late 60s when my late mother met him while working in Alice Springs.
She even went on a tourist flight around the rock with him and others. Thoroughly nice bloke all round according to the old girl.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 11:09

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 11:09
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Sad to hear of his passing, but as we all know it's inevitable.

The important thing is he left the World / Australia a better place, and that's all anyone, rich or poor, can ever hope to do.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 16:04

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 16:04
RIP Harry, an inspiration for many and undoubtedly a force for the better despite some murky times with the mining industry. Will never forget Harry digging out and grabbing the giant mouse spider up north somewhere, and the mistake with the Johnson croc which shredded his hand somewhat.
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