Bob Fitzgerald

Bob Fitzgerald

Interview summary

  • Interviewer: Jan Herivel
  • Recorded: 20 April 2017
  • Duration: 00:37:22

Bob Fitzgerald has lived and worked in western Sydney since the mid-1970s. He was in the first intake of bricklayers at Mount Druitt TAFE, and after completing his apprenticeship worked in the local area. Bob joined the NSW Police Force in the 1980s and served at a number of stations including Redfern, St Marys, Blacktown, Rose Bay and Mount Druitt. He was venue commander for the Olympic softball, baseball and athletics venue at Rooty Hill in 2000. Bob’s community activities include serving as a Chairman of SydWest Multicultural Services, and contributing to indigenous services, and mental health programs. A passionate advocate for western Sydney, Bob is life member of two local soccer clubs and a netball club. In 2016 Bob was named Blacktown’s Citizen of the Year in recognition of his sustained contribution to Blacktown City.