Daryl Sleep recently celebrated his 80th birthday with family and friends at Denial Bay.
Born at Penong in 1938, he was the first of seven children to George and Edna, nee Beattie.
Mr Sleep worked for Art Trewartha when he left school at the age of 13 and he has excelled at whatever he has put his hand to in the years since, including shearing, cray and shark fishing, and rabbit, fox and professional kangaroo shooting.
He continues to share and has passed on his love of both the land and the sea to his children and grandchildren.
His sons Grant and Robbie, as well as eldest grandson Sean – who happens to share the same birthday – plus friends Debbie Goode and Kevin Trewartha spoke during the evening about Mr Sleep and the good times they have spent together over the years.
People travelled from all over the state and as far away as from Darwin, Sydney and Western Australia to help Mr Sleep celebrate the occasion, to catch-up and share a beautiful roast dinner cooked by Andrew ‘Butch’ Dunn.
Mr Sleep and his family said they would like to thank everybody who helped make it a night to remember.