Adelaide victim of volcanic eruption had links to Port Pirie

New Zealand volcanic eruption victim Gavin Dallow, of Adelaide, had links to Port Pirie.

He was a line umpire at several of our international tennis classic tournaments.

He was known as a colleague to local Rotarians who had a minute's silence for him at a meeting.

President of the Rotary Club of Port Pirie Pam Menadue said Mr Dallow had attended a quiz night with other tennis umpires about five years ago.

"He was a genuine guy, always wanting to help," she said. "I knew him when he was a Rotaractor. He would have come up here for some Rotaractor district conferences as well."

She said Mr Dallow, 53, a lawyer, had been due to umpire at the Australian Open in Melbourne starting later this month. His funeral was at Adelaide Oval. His daughter was also killed in the disaster while his wife suffered severe burns.

A former local tennis tournament organiser, Bob Moffatt, said he remembered Mr Dallow officiating at matches.


*A man was arrested for drug offences after police searched a home in Port Pirie last week.