Bob’s active secret
‘Hard work, clean living’ are the keys to a long life
BOB Kerr entered the world on April 2, 1942 and lived with his family at Tellebang andwent to the local school. In 1963 hewent to Hervey Bay and attended the Torquay School for two years.
On completion of school, he returned to work on the family dairy farm. MrKerrwas keeping himself busy by this stage with marriage and having three children of his own.
He left the family farm to work at Coominglah Forestry before moving to a shared farm operation on the Mulgildie Plateau, and for a period of two years he worked at the Selene coal mine. But his father’s death brought Mr Kerr back to the family farm in 1967.
“We dairied on cream until the district went into bulk milk in 1991, and then we went out of dairying,” he said.
During this time he served his community through eight years as a councillor for Monto Shire aswell as serving as president on several committees, including Monto State High School P&C, Tellebang Rodeo Committee, Mulgildie Hall Committee and Selene Indoor Bowls.
In recent years he served two years as president of Monto Outdoor Bowls and is still patron of the high school P&C.
While Mr Kerr moved out of dairy, he ran beef cattle until 2005, when he sold the farm and took up residence in Luthje Rd, Monto. He said he did enjoy time away from work, with sport being a big passion.
Some sporting achievements include 12 years of selection in indoor bowls teams in the Australian championships, winning a title and being runner-up.
These achievements led to a winning nomination in the Australia Day sports awards.
Since the early 1990s Mr Kerr has played outdoor bowls, with his best achievement winning the Burnett district singles. Mr Kerr has always found time between work and play to serve his community.
MrKerr’s advice for a longevity is to keep active.
“Hardwork never hurt anyone, and clean living is the secret to a long life.”
TOP BOWLS: Bob Kerr is right at home on the green at Monto Bowls Club.