Source Illawarra Mercury: Former ABC Wollongong bureau chief John Kelly died yesterday, aged 82. Those who knew Mr Kelly described him as a terrific journalist, natural gentleman and proud family man. He arrived in Wollongong from Adelaide in the 1960s, and in October 1968 provided national coverage of the fires that were devastating the region. His own house was threatened by flames, until a sudden change in wind direction.
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