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John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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Triathletes head for the waves for the swim leg during Saturday’s Byron Bay Triathlon. The gruelling event was won by Lennox Head’s athlete Joe Lampe. Sixteen-year-old Ainslie Bakker, also from Lennox Head, was the first woman home. Nearly 900 competitors completed the 1.5km ocean swim followed by a 40km cycle with a 10km run to finish; too easy. Photo Jeff Dawson.


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