Premiership Eagle Tom Barrass has posted an emotional tribute to his late father, legendary WA newspaper reporter Tony Barrass, who handed away on Sunday morning.
Tony, who in 1989 turned the primary Australian journalist to be jailed for refusing to disclose a supply in a court docket of legislation, was identified with throat most cancers in 2020.
He handed away on the age of 58 in his Perth house on the weekend together with his household by his aspect.
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Tom on Wednesday posted a sequence of household pictures, in addition to single footage of Tony throughout his time as a reporter, to his social media account.
“Relaxation In Peace to my stunning father Tony Barrass,” Tom’s Instagram caption learn.
“There is just one man I belief to gracefully put into phrases the extent of my love and gratitude for my dad and his teachings, however sadly he has put down his pen.
“Love you and miss you mate.”
West Coast AFLW gamers on Sunday wore black armbands of their sport in opposition to Gold Coast as a tribute to Tony and present of help for Tom, who’s performed 83 video games for the Eagles since being drafted with Choose 43 within the 2013 draft.
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Tony, a father of three, had a journalism profession spanning practically 40 years.
After a stint with the Sunday Instances, Tony’s most up-to-date work was because the chief media Adviser for former WA Liberal Occasion chief Liza Harvey.
“He was such a ravishing author, however he was additionally such a fascinating character that you simply knew in case you gave him an opportunity to spend a while with folks, Tony was at all times going to suck one of the best out of them. He simply acquired folks to speak and he had an exquisite information nostril,” stated Paul Murray, Tony’s former editor at The West Australian.
“He was your archetypal, old-school, gumshoe reporter and it was mixed with a expertise for writing actually engagingly. He was the total package deal and we used it to its absolute extent.”
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