Friends, family and comrades who loved him were saddened by the June 12 death of Ronald William Bailey. He was buried on June 17 at Wingham after a memorial service at St John’s Anglican church in Taree. His long-time friend, Reverend Canon Keith Dean-Jones, gave the eulogy in tribute to Ron’s active political commitment to the masses of workers, small farmers, welfare recipients, Indigenous people and the less fortunate and oppressed.
On May 12, 400 people from the NSW mid-north coast packed the Kempsey Anglican Hall for a public meeting organised by the Macleay Nuclear Free Alliance (MNFA). With the theme Nuclear power not the answer to climate change, the afternoon forum had as its featured speakers anti-nuclear campaigner Dr Helen Caldicott and NSW Greens MP John Kaye.