Vale William Harvey – “Billy Bunter” #MUA #AusUnions

Billy will be known to members and officials as the heart and soul of the union’s training rooms at St George’s Basin in Southern NSW.

He was also a constant presence around the Southern NSW Branch Offices – a fountain of knowledge, good humour and comradeship.

His passing, whilst sad, has been mercifully quick, given that Bill was fit enough to take his usual place in the SNSW union rooms only two weeks ago.

The union extends its deepest sympathies to Billy’s family, friends and comrades.


Funeral details will be posted when known.

The Maritime Union of Australia mourns the passing of one of its most stalwart members, William Harvey (known to all as Billy Bunter).

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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