Vale Eoin Cameron

Fremantle Press extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Eoin Cameron, who passed away on 23 June aged 65.

Eoin was born in Mount Gambier in 1951, the second of ten children. He worked as a farm labourer and rouseabout in shearing teams in the Great Southern, did a stint in a salmon fishing team at Parry’s Inlet and tried (unsuccessfully) to sell used cars in Albany. At eighteen he jagged a job as an announcer at Radio 6VA in Albany, where he met his wife, Wendy, and never looked back. In the 1990s Eoin was elected the Federal Member for Stirling and served two terms in Canberra. He worked as a breakfast presenter on ABC Local Radio in Perth until his retirement in March this year.

Eoin authored three books published by Fremantle Press – Rolling into the World: Memoirs of a Ratbag Child (2003), The Sixties: An Irreverent Guide (2004) and The Voice of the Great South (2005).

Eoin is remembered by many readers and listeners for his wit, forthrightness and big heart. He will be sadly missed.

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