Vale John Gamblin

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Subject: Vale John Gamblin
From: Kurtis Lindsay <>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:52:22 +0000
I was saddened to hear this news. John, or as I first knew him by the nom
de plume "Penn Gwynne" or "Jag de Wag" was an exciting and colourful member
of the birding-aus community.

Even though I never met him in person, I am pleased to say that I have
engaged in many an anusing email correspondence with him all starting when
I was an obsessed young birder at the age of 11, eager to converse
with anyone I could about birds. JAG was one of the first to reply to one
of my birding-aus emails and his uniquely unusual welcoming personality was
probably one of the key drivers of my decision to contribute so heavily to
an online community primarily dominated by 45+ year old adults.

I never met John in person but I know he was a good person and will be
missed by all.


Kind regards,

Kurtis Lindsay

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> Have never met him, but remember some hilarious postings on birding-aus in
> my early days of reading here. You've all certainly lost an amazing friend
> and personality.Vale John.
> With respect,
> Peter Madvig

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