Bill Andrews

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When I left Telopea I had hopes of following a career in veterinary science or similar. However my parents had other ideas and I enrolled in Law/Economics at ANU to commence the 51/2 grind to becoming a lawyer. It must have been Mrs Thompson’s excellent teaching in English that enabled me to get through.

Only Ian Deane from my year embarked on a similar path – we have remained good friends throughout.

I commenced practice in 1974 and have spent the last 37 years submersed in commercial work and litigation.

To maintain sanity I spent much of my years as a Leader in Scouts and have enjoyed introducing many kids to the fun of camping, skiing and other outdoor activities. I have continued these with my current tribe of “god –children” and of course my own 2 boys.

I married Amanda in 1973 and we have 2 great sons , Thomas and Nicholas – the latter has a delightful partner Jilda and recently provided the exhilaration of a grand-daughter,  Corella who was born in October.

My sanity over the past few years has been maintained by a growing interest in developing a land and fauna management plans for an indigenous community in NT, and more recently the construction of concrete water tanks in towns near Kupang, West Timor. Hopefully my looming retirement will see me more involved in these projects as I find them immensely rewarding.

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