What People said
when asked if they thought Auntie Sue was a heroine
- Anna Perri: Yes
- Anne Jones:
- Aviva Sheb’a
: Yes. I certainly do! One of the greatest.
- Bob Meeuwissen:
- Dean Brown MP: You can be proud
of your late Aunty for the strong stand she took and for the help it will
give many other people. She was inspirational in her stand and was strongly
motivated. Many other people have and will benefit from her stand on smoking,
even though they did not know Sue. That makes her something special, and you
should always remember her as being special.
- Chérie Hoyle:
You bet Sue IS a heroine, she may not be here anymore but she still IS
- Guenter &
Jackie Herrmann: Yes
- Heather Beckmann:
- Helen Hoare:
- Irene & Peter
- Irving, Faith:
- Jack Darzanos: more
someone who inspired others
- Jackie Morgan:
Yes though I'm not sure she would like to called that
- Karen Cheung: Impressed
by her enthusiasm and passion for life
- Lyn Roberts:
- Neil Francey:
- Paul F Downton:
I guess she was- tho I don't like much the idea of heroes because I think
that too easily we can lose touch of the fact that we are all just people.
I guess the good thing about heroes and heroines is that they ARE ordinary
people being extraordinary and so can offer all of us a model of what can
- Peter Vogel:
Yes, I think a heroine is someone who has exceptional courage and who applies
it in the service of others. Sue would often say that she did what she did
so that other children would not need to go through what she did.
Bird: Sue was 'heroic' in the personal challengers and battles she set
herself to achieve. In so doing she inspired others to set goals and aspirations
for themselves to push themselves to the edge, as she did. To family, friends
and foes alike Sue could be relentlessly persistent and demanding. (Many of
our classic heroic leaders displayed similar traits). Sue was heroic in her
vision of acting with responsibility towards others and caring for the environment
in which all of us live. Like many heroic personalities and heroic achievements
by individuals, time and longevity is the measure of quality their heroism.
- Sanjiva Wijesinha:
She was a great lady
- Shirley Stott
Despoja: I was deeply impressed by a woman who was fighting for her life
yet determined that she would fight for others.
- Simon Chapman:
a very, very brave woman who instead of just living with her disability, decided
to try and forcefully do something to help prevent passive smoking from affecting
no-smokers. She made massive contribution to raising awareness around Australia.
- Snell, Greg:
Yes because of her drive to achieve something that will benefit others.
- Dr Harley Stanton:
I am absolutely sure that Sue was an example of what a person can do when
they are focussed, sincere and passionate, in spite of overwhelming odds stacked
against her. Her funeral was in fact the most impressive that I've attended
in my life. It was a testimony to her courage.
- Stott Despoja,
Natasha (Senator): Yes
- Suzie Stillman:
Yes in the area of tobacco control.
- Sylvia Kenyon:
Yes of course as the definition of a heroine .... a woman of distinguished
courage and performance, one who is admired for her noble qualities.
- Birute Golding:
- Bruce Atkinson:
I would say that people who stand up and take a leadership position on
issues are very important to our system of government and to democracy. Those
people are always heroes.
- Gray, John (DHS):
She may have been to some people.
- Sody, Shane
(CAA): both a tragic heroine and a victim to her cause
- Steven Cavallo:
The most heroic part of her (for me) was her ability to stay focused on
her beliefs and fight with all that she had to accomplish those beliefs. Many
people, young and old, could learn from Sue's courage and her work. Too many
people seek only to take from the world, rather than to add to the world.
Sue always gave.
- Susan McGregor:
She was definitely a heroine !!! One definition of this word is a "remarkably
brave woman: a woman who commits an act of remarkable bravery or who has shown
great courage, strength of character, or another admirable quality." Sue was
remarkably brave and showed many admirable qualities.
- Trevor Goulding: Absolutely.
She didn't give up when most would have.
- Sandra Kanck: For me, a 'hero' is someone whose actions are an inspiration
to others. Sue's actions would have been an inspirational example to many
people with disabilities because she showed that it was possible to achieve
a great deal despite having a disability. For those people she could be a