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Thursday, 11 October 1984
Page: 2110

Mr McVEIGH(10.35) —I join with the honourable member for Mallee (Mr Fisher) and other members in passing a condolence motion, with particular reference to young Fred From. With young Fred's death we have seen a promising career terminated. He was a man of great potential with an academic scholarship to America waiting for him. He was a young person of steely determination and the utmost dedication. He joined the Hillary expedition two years ago because a New Zealander dropped out and a personal invitation was extended to him. He returned to it earlier this year. He returned, I suspect, because of his love of a challenge. Those of us who knew him admired him. He was a frequent attender at my Darling Downs National Party divisional council. He was always constructive and was always fired with enthusiasm. I conclude on this note: Young Fred, we are mighty proud of you. You died the way you wanted to die, in a place you loved. But, above all, you died going looking for your mate. I suggest that no- one can have greater love than that.