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Vale John, Paul and Gary

RIP journalist Paul Lockyer, great photographer and camera operator John Bean and helicopter pilot Gary Ticehurst who spent much of their lives focussing on rural and outback Australia, most recently on the wonderous coming to life of the plant, animal and bird population of the Lake Eyre region in flood times.

Tragically killed in an ABC helicopter crash near Lake Eyre last night.

Lake Eyre – Aerial View
by TonyCrehan


  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 2 years ago

    yes they were well liked and respected , they seem to have died doing what they loved

  • Thanks for your comment Philip. Yers, I think they were so well respected that their loved ones will have plenty of support in their time of loss.

    – TonyCrehan

  • PolaRaven
    PolaRavenover 2 years ago

    Well said. R.I.P.

  • Thanks for your response Raven. We share the sentiment. tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    So well said Tony ..we have all watched & admired them for so many years & this beautiful capture of yours seems a fitting tribute to their work ….Vale John , Paul & Gary

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 2 years ago

    Disbelief. Such a loss.

  • bazcelt
    bazceltover 2 years ago

    great tribute to three fantastic people.

  • RVogler
    RVoglerover 2 years ago

    I am sorry for those that have known, loved, and respected these men. I share your sadness at their sudden passing. You wrote a fitting tribute, Tony.