The Northern Daily Leader ( founded in 1876 ) , was previously published as The Tamworth Daily Observer, The Daily Observer and The Tamworth Observer and Northern Advertiser, is a daily newspaper produced in the city of Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. Tamworth itself was gazetted as a public town in 1850.
- The Northern Daily Leader published articles about or including Warren R Rodwell in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 , 2015 + 2016. ( See sample links below ) In 2010, it was in regard to promotion of the historical wall plaques being installed at Tamworth West Public School. The subsequent years ( 2011 – 2015 ) concerned Mr Rodwell’s kidnapping by Islamic terrorists in the southern Philippines. 2016 referenced a Tamworth High School Reuinion ….
- NDL 14 Oct 2012 http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/396343/kidnap-victim-warren-rodwell-gone-but-not-forgotten/
- NDL 31 Jan 2013 http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/1272060/kidnappers-post-demand-warren-rodwell-barely-alive/
- NDL 18 Oct 2014 http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/2633136/what-coming-from-a-country-town-is-about/
- NDL 01 Oct 2016 http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/4198524/classmates-to-reminisce/
Tamworth High School 1972 14A Rugby League team. Warren Rodwell ( top row / 2nd from left ) played as a second-row forward. Second rowers are often relied upon to perform large numbers of tackles in defence. Like prop forwards, they are also primarily used for running directly into the defensive line, as a kind of “battering ram” to simply gain metres . Similarly, they defend against such running from the opposition’s forwards.
WR TAMWORTH CONNECTION
Although born in Sydney, Warren grew up and attended Tamworth West Public ( school vice-captain and dux in 1970 ) and Tamworth High Schools. In fact, his late father was a bricklayer, who helped build THS in the late 1950s. Warren’s late mother’s name was Ellen Rodwell ( nee Scott ). Tamworth was her hometown. Their family connection dates back to at least 1915 when great grandfather John Ditton Scott ( 1871 – 1955) transferred down from Glen Innes as a railway employee. One locally-based cousin jokes that before she got married herself, she was related to 25% of the people in Tamworth. After marriage, that increased to 50%.
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Tamworth, New South Wales
Twins Lucy & Ellen SCOTT Circa 1926 + Tamworth NSW Australia
Warren Rodwell mother – Ellen Rodwell ( 23rd March 1926 – 23rd May 1981 )
ABOVE : Bridge Street, West Tamworth Australia
ABOVE : Tamworth West Public School NSW