Heart­felt tribute to hockey

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

SLICE OF HIS­TORY: Au­thor Gary McKay and Mick Heart with the new book A DE­CI­SION to archive the his­tory of Townsville Brothers hockey was more than a pas­sion for Mick Heart, it was a tribute.

Mr Heart launched The Fam­ily of Hockey in front of 120 guests at The Pier Restau­rant on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

It has a de­tailed his­tory of the club’s 55 years in the city, in­clud­ing nu­mer­ous archival pho­to­graphs.

But as pas­sion­ate as he is about Brothers hockey, Mr Heart said it was also a way to hon­our the mem­ory of fa­ther Mick.

‘‘ I have had it pub­lished in mem­ory of my fa­ther, who died three years ago and was a life mem­ber and pa­tron of the club for about 43 years,’’ said Mr Heart, who com­mis­sioned the book writ­ten by Gary McKay.

‘‘ There are a lot of me­mo­rial tro­phies and things like that, but I just wanted some­thing a bit more en­dear­ing.’’

Mr Heart said much of the re­search came cour­tesy of li­brary records from the Townsville Daily Bul­letin.

‘‘ It re­ally is a good book, ’’ Mr Heart said.

The Fam­ily of Hockey re­tails for $ 45.


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