Sunday, 22 July 2018

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Colin Quincey, first person to row from NZ to Australia, dies aged 73. 

Colin Quincey made history in 1977 by being the first person to cross the Tasman solo, from New Zealand to Australia.

----Colin Quincey made history in 1977 by being the first person to cross the Tasman solo, from New Zealand to Australia.----
WHO:Colin Quincey

WHERE:the north island new zealand

WHEN:9th of  July 2018 

WHY:because he had lung cancer


WHAT:Colin Quincey died on the 9th of July from a short battle of lung cancer he died at 73. Colin was born in may 8th 1945. Colin was the first person to row from new zealand to Australia he did it in the summer of 1977 and it took him 63 days to complete. Before Colin died he was not regretting anything because he knew he had done everything he wanted to do.Even though he was a roof painter, bus driver, and hitch hiker, Quincey rowed the Tasman Ocean, helped build schools for orphans in Myanmar and served in the navy for two decades. he also sailed around the world, was a master of the Spirit of Adventure and was a principal of a school in Tonga for four years. Once Colin had gone from new zealand to Australia he realised there was a "lot more in the world than just sitting still." His son Shawn Quincey, said the family is still trying to figure out how he did it all.






GLOSSARY: regretting-feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that one has done or failed to do).
orphans-An orphan is someone whose parents have died, are unknown, or have permanently abandoned them.
Myanmar-A country in Asia
decades-10+ years

LINK: or NZ Herald
He completed the journey in 63 days.
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He completed the journey in 63 days.

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