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Hero still calls Bourke home

October 23, 2018

Former Bourke resident Tim Bunyan who received Australia’s highest award for bravery. Tim is pictured here in Bourke on Sunday Photo: TWH

 

Former Bourke resident Tim Bunyan doesn’t wear a cape or leap from tall buildings, but there’s no doubt he is something of a superhero. 

Truck driver Tim was the recipient of Australia’s highest civilian award for bravery, after saving the life of a fellow truckie in a fiery crash near Charleville in 2014. 

Tim was driving one of his regular routes to Charleville when he pulled the driver from the burning B-double truck that had crashed off the Angellala Creek Bridge on the Mitchell Highway, carrying more than 52 tonnes of the highly explosive chemical ammonium nitrate.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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