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The Name that Stuck

Trader 7

Trader’s last day on Queenscliff Beach, Sydney in March 1950 before leaving for London.

The nickname Trader was established following an episode when Ronald was just seven years old. Money was tight during the 1930s and his father John helped to make ends meet by distilling whiskey which was then sold to friends in the neighborhood. He had been bottling the latest batch of his potent brew in the bathtub and had some left over, providing little Ronald with an opportunity to solve a dilemma. Continue reading