Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay
I suspect that not all of Mungo’s unique contributions to the Byron Community and the Northern Rivers in general, are well known.
Over a period of some three years, in the early ‘90s, a small group of us worked diligently to bring SBS Broadcasting to the Northern Rivers. The two ‘high-profile champions’ we engaged to address the great unwashed, throughout the endless public meetings, were Mike McCluskey, the then NR ABC manager and of course, Mungo.
The rest of us dragged these two ‘champions for the cause’ far and wide. With great generosity, Mungo was always up for it, be it evening trips to Kyogle, Ballina, Murwillumbah or beyond.
It was another measure of the man – his willingness to give generously, share his profound knowledge and bring a spot of greater ‘culcha’ to the paradise where so many of us have escaped.
Thank you, Mungo, you were a bloody champ.