A tribute to Murray Burdett - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Murray Burdett lived in Manly West since 1989 with his wife Kay and son Glenn. He passed away on December 1, 2023, after a brave fight with cancer.

After a career in the NZ Navy and sales in Australia, he retired, took up lawn bowls, and started to feed the travel bug.

Murray joined the Manly Bowls Club in 2015. This membership grew to a total commitment to the Club, seeing him become the Club Chairman and spending a great deal of time on all things for Manly Bowls. He was often asked, “Don’t you ever go home?” (As his wife Kay often asked).

He participated in Club Championship competitions, Inter-Club competitions in the Bayside District, and weekly social games, and he was an active member of the Wynnum Manly Vets Club and Ex-Navy Bowls Clubs.

When the Club needed umpires, he offered his services and officiated in many men’s and women’s games. He also qualified as a coach to assist new members.

As a member of the Club Board and its Chairman, apart from club business, he spent a great deal of time arranging for children from the local schools to learn about and try lawn bowls. He was instrumental in gaining grants for many of the Club’s projects.

Always the gentleman, one was proud to call him a “Mate”.

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