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March 7, 2021

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Mickey Kay during NAIDOC Week celebrations last year. Photo Eve Jeffery

The Arakwal and Byron Shire communities and people from all over the country came to say farewell to local man Uncle Mickey Kay last Wednesday at a remembrance service held at the Byron Regional Sports and Cultural Complex.

Mick, who was 51, passed away unexpectedly. ‘His three daughters, who were very close to their dad, his grandchildren, and the entire local Aboriginal mob are left overwhelmed and very heartbroken with his sudden passing,’ said Delta Kay, who read a eulogy at the service.

‘The Byron community have given us so much love and support.’

Close to 1,300 people came to say goodbye to Uncle Mick; Gavin Brown led, and the proceedings included Ian Cohen speaking on behalf of Jan Barham MLC, who was unable to attend. Various family and friends then shared stories afterwards.


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