Such a long way to Perth

The two things I remember vividly about my time living in Perth in 2004 were: the time zone difference and the long flights involved. I remember getting a phone call at 4.30am from someone on the East Coast (note the capitalization) who hadn’t realised there was a three hour time difference during the summer months, and even then thought “Perth was ahead, not behind”. I also remember the nine hours it took me to travel home for a school reunion in Lismore, taking into accounts flights from Perth to Sydney, Sydney to Gold Coast, and then from Gold Coast to Lismore by road…

Travelling back to Perth this time was not for a happy reason. I was there for the funeral of legendary, long-time ABC Radio presenter, Eoin Cameron. He died suddenly at 65 (heart attack). I worked with Eoin back in 2004, and had a genuine affection for him as both a radio presenter, and as a person. It was great to hang out with the team from ABC Perth, and hope being there was a support to them. It was also great to catch up with some people from my time there I still consider friends. I also did some other work stuff, including visit the Aboriginal Family Day, where ABC Perth was participating.

Eoin Cameron

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