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Ted Noffs

The Sydney Harbour Tug Ted Noffs filmed last week when the Oceanic II was docked nearby. Any details about the tug - and the name would be appreciated.

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On Ted Noffs the man:
The Wayside Chapel, Sydney, was founded by Reverend Ted Noffs in 1964. It has been a place of many firsts; the first Aboriginal Affairs Foundation (1962), Lifeline (co-founded 1963), Sydney's first 24-hour Crisis Centre (1968), the first Drug Referral Centre (1967), Life Education (1979), and first for namings and inter-denominational marriages. Exodus, NAPCAN and the Ted Noffs Foundation (started 1992) were all born out of this place in Kings Cross. The Wayside was Ted’s life for 25 years, until the day he could work no more.

Fire and Emergency Response Tug "Ted Noffs"
Built for Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay activities.
Not sure if this one pictured is the 1987 build (No.852858) or a later one.
BobW
 

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Nice shot Phillmono, sunlight too- lucky fella!
To BOBW, very nice biography of the man.
I think it was a fitting tribute to name a rescue vessel in his memory.
 

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Thanks Bobw for the biography, Sydney Heads is right - a saviour of souls and a vessel to rescue them. Thanks 'Sydney Heads' - I was very lucky that morning, it was my second try because on the previous day I lost my bearing and had to hurry to work. The day after it rained...and it hasn't stopped since!
 

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