Maxwell Smith Lang passed away on 27 August 2010. Max was a radio operator on Burns Philp ships and a member of Costal Radio Service from before WWII to 1979. He served in a number of costal radio stations including: Port Moresby, Broome, Sydney, Melbourne, Rabaul, Darwin and Adelaide. Max was OIC in Rabaul, Darwin and Adelaide.
Max transferred from Darwin to Adelaide (McLaren Vale) in early 1968. The McLaren Vale location of Adelaide Radio suited Dad down to the ground – he was able to develop an interest in the local port wines and appreciated the more relaxed lifestyle.
Max welcomed retirement in 1979 and continued to live in picturesque McLaren Vale. With his wife Tod (Florence) he took an active part in the life of the “Vale” as it was known to the locals.
After many years of gently ribbing Tod about her bowling (lawn bowls) Dad took it up with his usual enthusiasm and commitment. He
applied his considerable organising skills and very practical approach to all things in life and the bowling club was no different. He was instrumental in having extensions added to the bowling club and improvements to the greens. He was always a very hands on person keen to become involved. Tod passed away in October 2009. They will both be greatly missed.