Vale Rusty Christensen

Rusty Christensen was a Fremantle legend and sadly passed away last week. Rusty was 89. I always enjoyed my chats over the years with Rusty and he would often tell me stories about my own Father’s exploits in his youth.

The Fremantle History Society said it especially well:

 “[Rusty’s] Fremantle provenance was impeccable. His grandfather sailed into Fremantle on a square rigger and started the family. Famous for the Bush Poets – those of us who were at the Pub Lunch at The Rose Hotel in North Fremantle will not forget his story telling talents. Fremantle history owes him a great debt. His memory was extraordinary, his love of sharing infectious and his humour and wit always ready. We will never see his likes again

Rusty’s funeral will be at the Fremantle Cemetery, West Chapel on Thursday 25 May at 2pm

For a taste of his legendary story telling here is an piece he did on Radio National some years ago:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/bush-poet/3496608

 

 

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