Rob Blanch, Bogangar
It was with great disappointment that I read the last column submitted by Mungo in a recent edition of The Echo but it was with extreme sadness that I learned a few days later of his unfortunate death.
Although I do not live in Byron Shire I am an avid reader of The Echo. I particularly enjoy reading Hans Lovejoy’s Comment, Letters, Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox and Backlash, but the part that I always enjoyed the most was Mungo’s column.
Mungo was a very talented journalist with many skills, but the skill that I admired the most was his ability to read between the lines and analyse what is really going on in Canberra, even from distant Ocean Shores.
That he continued to write up until just days of his death is the journalistic equivalent of ‘dying with his boots on’.
I have no doubt that The Echo will find a competent journalist to replace him, but they will be extremely large boots to fill.
I would like to pass on my condolences to his family, friends and colleagues, especially those that write for The Echo. He will be sadly missed.