Well, he was very decent bloke. He was kind. He was charitable. He was generous. He has just died, probably from the result of cancers caused by the wicked dumping of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War when he was a decorated soldier.
I've heard anecdotes and I am still hearing them and reading about what he did for society over his lifetime. One magnificent task was supporting former PM John Howard's gun control laws after the Tasmanian massacre while he was a leader of a party made up of farmers.
His mind had extraordinary recall and I used to think he was on the autism spectrum. If it is inherited, then it was not a surprise that his son was born autistic when Tim married late in life.
If you like trains, if you like old and new trains, if you are interested in public transport, if you like hearing about overseas trains, if you have an interest in trams, if you like hearing about transport museums, then Tim was you go to bloke and while Our ABC has changed the web address many times, his various episodes of The Great Train Show are still online.