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Philip Joseph (Phil) Bryant (1944–1996)

Members who were at ANU from 1969–1971 would remember Phil [Philip Joseph] Bryant a Western Australian who went by the nick name of “Big Phil” or “Kathunka” which was an onomatopoeic reference to the sound of his large boot connecting at considerable force with the obligatory field trip football.

Phil died in Perth on the 23 March 1996 as a result of a heart problem whilst exercising on his bike. Phil had left forestry and was working as a teacher at the time of his death, however, he had a long association with forestry through his family who were involved in the timber business. Phil is survived by his parents, three sons and a wife to whom the sympathies of members of the WA division are given.

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'Bryant, Philip Joseph (Phil) (1944–1996)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 June 2024.

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