Roy Benno Bennett ‘Finds the Gate’

The crews turned out in force to farewell colleague Roy ‘Benno’ Bennett from Brewarrina Council. Back Row: Greg Taylor, Brett Hull, Jake Boney, Djanayah Jeffries, Dean Hambly, Tim Mannix, Mick Crowley, Neil Fox. Middle: Colin Kiley, Craig Peterson, Norman Johnson, Robert Trapman, Roy Bennett, Bryan Barker, Patricia Light, Chris Frail. Front: Jason Morton Photo Supplied.

When Roy Bennett started working as a casual labourer for the Brewarrina Shire Council, Malcolm Fraser was Prime Minister, Bob Hawke was shaking up the political world and “Nifty” Neville Wran was NSW Premier.

Roy, better known as “Benno”, has seen a lot more change during his time with the Bre Council and last week, he was farewelled as one of the Shire’s most popular and longest serving employees.

Roy’s full-time employment began in September 1986. In March, thirty three years later, he retired, leaving behind a legacy of friendship, professionalism and hard work. Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.