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Statement On Ron Walker

30 January 2018

Ron Walker was a giant of Victorian cultural and political life.

Whether feared or revered, Ron was someone who you never forgot.

Lord Mayor of Melbourne from 1974 to 1976, it was much later in life that Ron’s legacy would be most felt.

As Chairman of the Victorian Major Events Corporation, Ron helped put Victoria back on the map – working to attract the biggest and the best events to Victoria.

It’s in great part thanks to Ron that we are now known as the sporting capital of the world.

But Ron’s commitment did not end on the field, track, or stage.

Even as he faced his own lengthy battle with cancer, Ron was working to help other patients and their families through his philanthropic pursuits.

To his wife Barbara, their children and grandchildren, we extend our deepest sympathies.

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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