Farewell Harry Bonanno

The Australian sugar industry has farewelled one of its greats, with the death of Harry Bonnano last week, aged 88.

Harry Rosario Bonanno was honoured at a service in Childers on 11 April 2018 by family, friends, community and the industry he served for almost four decades.

Mr Bonanno was Chairman of Isis Canegrowers for 28 years between 1973–2001 and led the Queensland Canegrowers Organisation for 12 years from 1989–2001. He was a strong and passionate advocate for canegrowers and the sugar industry through a period of great change and challenge for the sugar industry.

Mr Bonanno represented growers on the boards of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations (now Sugar Research Australia), Sugar Terminals Limited and the Queensland Sugar Board. He also served terms as the Vice President of the National Farmers Federation and the World Association of Beet and Cane Growers.

QCS joins the Queensland sugar industry in celebrating Mr Bonanno’s outstanding service and contribution to the industry.