Wednesday, 30 December 2015

50 years on Bribie - 2005 - Frank Lee

50 years on Bribie Island - Frank Lee

The Bongaree Heritage Trail signs record those few residents who, in 2005, were still living on Bribie Island after 50 years or more continuous residence. Each, in their own way, has made a lasting contribution to the island's community.  Sally Brennan nee Herbert, Ted and Patricia Clayton, The Kling Family, Frank Lee, Betty Lougheed, Stella Ray, Ivan and Clare Tesch and Margo Whitney.

The following excerpt is from the Program for the Official unveiling "50 years on Bribie" Heritage Trail Sign, Wednesday 7 November 2007, Brennan Park, Bongaree.

Frank Lee
50 years on Bribie - 2005 - Frank Lee
Photo: Barry Clark
Frank came to the Island as a young boy with his family in 1953.  He has had a long association with the commercial fishing industry in the area.  His father was a soft drink manufacturer and was one of only two people known to have been buried on Bribie Island.  His father’s grave was later exhumed and relocated to the mainland.

Frank grew up among the Bribie Island fishing community and became a commercial fisherman.  As a young man, he developed a considerable knowledge and experience of environmental and conservation practices.  He now runs his own training company passing on these skills through industry training courses for sustainable fishing practices and accreditation.  During 50 years of residency, Frank Lee and his family have been actively involved with both the community and fishing industry of Bribie Island.

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