Vale Tim Borthwick

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Shelley Hansen
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Vale Tim Borthwick

Post by Shelley Hansen » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:10 pm

Many of you may have heard of the sad and unexpected death of ABPA member Tim Borthwick from Toowoomba (formerly of Quilpie).

This is the message posted on the ABPA Facebook page by our President Gary Fogarty:

It is with much sadness that I wish to inform our members of the passing of one of the ABPA family, as reported in Queensland Country Life. ... anjo-dies/

Tim Borthwick, formerly of Quilpie but more recently residing in Toowoomba, passed away on Thursday 26th July aged just 48. Tim won a Bronze Swagman Award and had his Bush Poetry Book, "Waltzing Australia", published by ABC.

While I make no claims to have known Tim well, I did communicate with him on a number of occasions, the latest of those just days prior to his passing. Tim had a genuine love of rural Australia and that was reflected in his poetry.

On behalf of the ABPA I extend our thoughts and prayers to the Borthwick Family and to Tim's friends.
Gary Fogarty (President)
Shelley Hansen
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