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Photograph: Senator Brian Howe (left) and Norm Borchers (right). Brian Howe is a former Methodist minister and served in the Australian parliament from 1977 to 1996. He held various ministerial positions in the Hawke/Keating government and was deputy leader of the party from 1991-1995. Norm Borchers passed away in 2008. Borchers was a Club President of the Sebastopol Lions Club (1975-76). He worked for the railways as an engineering employee and was long-term trade unionist (Amalgamated Engineering Union and the Australian Railways Union) and ALP member; he lived and worked in the Ballarat area. Norm was active in workplace disputes during the ALP split in 1955. He was a long time supporter of Ballarat Trades Hall.

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