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Vale Paul Barber
Photo: Paul Barber with Derryn Hinch. (Keith McGowan)
Former 3AW presenter and producer for Derryn Hinch has passed away at the age of 67 after battling esophageal cancer.
Paul trained to be a priest in his native New Zealand before switching to journalism. He started at 3AW as Derryn Hinch's producer in the late 1970s, before taking to the drive-time announcer's chair.
Paul's cancer had spread to his pancreas and liver. Derryn Hinch said he admired the way he 'pragmatically' handled the disease.
Last month, when announcing his great friend was battling cancer, Derryn Hinch said Paul formed part of the 'travelling trio' along with 3AW Weekend presenter, Darren James.
"Paul Barber was my producer in my early days doing the Morning program here on 3AW," he said.
"We brought you reports from Africa, London, New York, Beijing and even from the Great Wall of China. Also worked on the early days of the HINCH program on 7. Top bloke."
Sad news. Great mate Paul Barber died a short time ago. Thoughts with his NZ family and Oz family: Darren, Kathy, MJ and Alice James.— Derryn Hinch (@HumanHeadline) November 9, 2012
Broadcaster Paul Barber died early tonight. Former ABC, 3AW. Recent years Dept.of Education. Great attitude to life right to the end.— Derryn Hinch (@HumanHeadline) November 9, 2012
Paul was embraced by many including our family not long after his arrival in Oz from NZ in the early 70's. As a kid I recall him proudly wearing his "It's Time" badge and campaigning in Elwood for his preferred political party.
Ever since, he has been a rock - the very thought of which to be to him would be a big chuckle! Stable, passionate about his causes, laughing, grumpy and involved.
There for our (too numerous) weddings, family gatherings, highs and lows. Just always there.
Too few people are passionate about things and Paul's legacy is just that.
Will cheer for him when Collingwood kick their first goal next year (and when Tiger start flying to Bali!)Paul Lucas Wednesday 14 November, 2012 - 12:53 PM
Paul had many lives and so many friends. About 15 years ago, after 3AW, he spent two years training radio journos and presenters in Vietnam. One of my favorite memories is of him standing in a street in Hanoi when I joined him on his first trip back several years later. He was so happy there and much loved by his former colleagues. He was a great friend, and a great man.Andria Monday 12 November, 2012 - 9:06 PM
Dear Paul, I remember fondly back in those days we would drive out to your beautiful forest hideaway and share some red and many great stories. Fabulous sense of humour and a great intelligence and was oft known as Boutros Boutros Barber.Pauline Kaufman Monday 12 November, 2012 - 6:02 PM
Very sad to hear of Paul's passing. A man of great professionalism and always stuck to his opinion. We had great times together at 3AW and enjoyed his drive-time work on the ABC. Importantly, he was a big contributor to the medium of radio as a producer and presenter. A very honest and fair person. Remembered too for his work in training corporate leaders to manage media interviews and holding MBA students spellbound at Deakin University. Paul, I will miss your sound and your smile.Ross Campbell Monday 12 November, 2012 - 2:33 PM
I'll always remember Paul and my folks discussing / arguing politics around a bbq and drinking red wine. Their continual laughter always made us feel comfortable as kids.
I only hope for Pauls sake that in heaven there is politics, and a Collingwood football team.Ben Frawley Monday 12 November, 2012 - 10:17 AM
I had prepared a little note to you Paul when I heard you were so ill, but it didn't reach you in time.
You were a wonderful example of the great intellectual joy of having a disagreement with an inteligent person.
We loved you and will miss you.Fran & Michael Pointer Monday 12 November, 2012 - 8:53 AM