Long-time Byron Bay resident and town histo- rian, Eric Wright, died on Tuesday at the Bal- lina Ex-Servicemen's Home aged 86 . Eric had been a resident of the home for several years after living all his life at Byron Bay, interrupted only by service with the RAAF during the second world war. He worked at Norco, now the site of the Byron Bay Services Club, for 50 years. Eric, the brother of Reg, who with his wife Jean founded the Byron News, was a founda- tion director of the Services Club and he was made a life member of the Byron Bay Surf Club in 1961. He had many interests including orchid growing, lapidary and of course, collating the history of Byron Bay of which his knowledghe was vast. Eric's funeral will be held tomorrow (Fri) at the Byron Bay Uniting Church at 10 am.
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