Father: Ted Torkington (1917-) Mother: Dorothy Torkington (1919-) Born: 6 Sep 1950 Warkworth, New Zealand Wife: Denise Margaret McIntyre (1949-) Marr: 21 Dec 1969 Burleigh Heads, Australia Email: barry AT torkington.comWas a middle child in a family of five kids. Mischievous, he didn't respect the school system, and left in Form Five without School Certificate. Bummed his way around Australia, where he met Dee McIntyre. Married, had Nathan John (1973-), moved to New Zealand and became a fisherman. Had Bree (1981-). Moved from fisherman to being a director of the local Fisheries, and then into aquaculture.
Stakes in the bay were put in by Ernie and Ted [Alvin conjecture.] Out from them lies a deep channel, called ``the moorings'' in those days. All you had to do was to take a dinghy out to the moorings and throw a line over and catch three or four snapper in 15 minutes. When Dad was a kid, you would fish from the moorings.