Roderick Ventry LEWIS
late of Warregah Island on the Clarence River, NSW
New South Wales Police Force
Academy Class 129 of 1971
Regd. # 15063 –
can’t find in 1979 Stud Book.
May have left ” the job ” prior to 1979
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on ? ? ?
Probationary Constable – appointed 13 December 1971
Constable – appointed 13 December 1972
Final Rank: ?
Stations: ?, Manly & Mona Vale ( 14 Division ) on GD’s & STP / HWP.
Service: From Pre 13 December 1971 to ? ? 1976 – 1977 ( Resigned and went back to the family Sugar Cane business )
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours system
Born: Thursday 2 October 1952
Died on: Friday 1 January 2016 at MacLean Hospital, NSW
Cause: Cancer ( Type ? )
Age: 63 years, 2 months, old
Funeral date: Saturday 9 January 2016 @ 10am
Funeral location: Maclean High School, Woombah St
Buried at: ?
Memorial at: ?
VENTRY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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Ventry is survived by his wife Donna and two daughters Julia and Loretta.
May you forever Rest In Peace.
At the time of his death, Ventry was a cane farmer living on Warregah Island on the Clarence River near Maclean in Northern NSW.
LEWIS, (Roderick) Ventry
Late of Warregah Island.
Adored Husband to *Little Girl* Donna.
Cherished Father to Lauretta and Julia and to their partners respectively Cameron and Emily.
Loving Son to Thomas (decd) and Dot (decd).
Much loved Brother and Brother-in-law to Milton and Roslyn, and Brian and Mavis.
Dearly loved by the extended Lewis and Colnan families.
Passed away peacefully 1 January 2016.
Those who knew and loved Ventry are warmly welcome to attend His Memorial Service to be held at the Maclean High School, Saturday 9 January 2016, commencing at 10:00am.
Hope & Alan Bennett
Riverview Funeral Home & Crematorium
Companies fined $92k for pollution
by Rodney Stevens
15th Apr 2011 2:00 AM
THE pollution of Ashby’s Sandy Creek with 690,000 litres of waste water from the Harwood Sugar Mill in 2009 has proven costly for three companies operating in the Lower Clarence as fines of more than $92,000 were handed down at the Maclean Court House on Tuesday.
Magistrate David Heilpern imposed the fines on the NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative, Lewis Brothers (Chatsworth) Pty Ltd and BD and MC Lewis Pty Ltd after they pleaded guilty to charges including polluting waters and transporting waste to an unlawful facility.
Between November 27 and December 8, Lewis Brothers transported the waste water – which contained dirt, sugarcane fibre and sugarcane juice – to Wilcocks Quarry on Tullymorgan Rd at Ashby.
As instructed by Stephen King from Harwood mill, the water was spread over a grassed area at the quarry.
From there the water ran into Sandy Creek and deoxygenated the water – confirmed in readings taken by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.
An affidavit from Ventry Lewis of Lewis Brothers stated he spoke with Mr King, who said he had spoken with the EPA about renewing a licence for disposal and he felt because the water was non-toxic a licence wasn’t needed.
In his written judgment, Mr Heilpern stated: “It was incumbent upon all corporate citizens to keep up to date with modern pollution prevention regulations.”
The NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative has two prior convictions for similar offences.
In 1991 the co-operative was fined $60,000 for two breaches of the Clean Waters Act, and in 1995 the mill was fined $37,500 for a similar offence at its Condong mill.