It is with a heavy heart that yet again this week I have to announce the passing of another fellow shooter and hunter and a very close mate.
Matt Graham passed away after a massive heart attack overnight on the 18th September 2016, he will be dearly missed by Family, friends and
shooters across the Country as well as in many Countries all over the World.
The news of his passing this morning has been a shock to everyone who knew him.
Matt spent most of his adult life taking the fight for shooters rights as far as one person possibly could
He was the Vice President of Australian Hunting Net Incorporated, The Hunting club side of AHN, and was of course instrumental in its creation.
He was very heavily involved with The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party in NSW and the NT. His knowledge of all things to do with shooting, hunting
and the NSW Firearms Act and Regulations will be a great loss to our community.
On behalf of AHN and AHNi, I sadly pass on our sympathy and condolences to Matt's Wife Millie, and kids Harry, Lily & Lewis
and all his Family and friends.
Memorial Service of Thanksgiving to be held at The Armidale School Chapel, on Friday, 23rd September 2016 commencing at 2:00pm.
RIP Matt, and thanks for all you have done for Australian shooters and hunters.
Matt Graham doing what he loved doing, being out in the bush
A fitting poem sent in anonymously
I can no longer answer the call of the hunting-horn
And I've traveled my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken
Remember the good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun.
Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I've have fought some hard battles
And always carried the day.
Forget to grieve for my passing,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer gather some flowers
And place them down where I lay.
When the shadows dance in the evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best.