AS THE elder of Lennie Gwyther’s two sisters, 93-year-old Beryl Ferrier was involved in all aspects of the campaign to erect a bronze statue to her famous brother in his home town of Leongatha.
And Saturday October 14 last year, when the statue was finally unveiled after an heroic ‘journey’ by the local community to raise the funds, approve the design and bring it to fruition, was a great day for Beryl and her extended family.
Last Saturday, Beryl followed through to tell the tale of how the statue came to be, while at the same time thanking everyone who played a part – they’re all named in her new book, the fifth about Lennie’s trek to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – Encore Lennie, The story behind the statue.
Encore Lennie, as Mrs Ferrier explained at a launch event at the Leongatha RSL uses a French word, appropriate as she is a teacher in French at U3A Twin Towns in Queensland, and also because it’s yet another story about Lennie.
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