Profile Daphne Thompson

Profile Daphne Thompson

Figure 6 First Traralgon Harrier Life Membership plaque – Daphne Thompson

Presented to Daphne Thompson

Tribute to Daphne Thompson

Notice in Traralgon Harriers newsletter at the time of Daphne’s passing:

THOMPSON, Daphne (Died 8 April 1989)

Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club Inc. wishes to acknowledge the contribution to athletics made by their life member Daphne Thompson by her active participation in both the Traralgon Women’s Amateur Athletic Club and Traralgon Harriers, she helped found and sustain a unique club that has given opportunities for recreation fellowship and completion to a generation of runners.

Thank you Mrs. T.

Barry and Daphne were married in Darwin.  He enlisted in the RAAF on 29 June 1944.  He was a top boxer in the RAAF for his weight.  Barry went with the British and Commonwealth Occupation Forces (BCOF) to Japan where he became fluent in both Japanese and German.  He always had a flair for learning languages.  He was discharged from the RAAF on 29 April 1948.  Sometime later he commenced building around Lindenow where he also played football.

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