Farewell Owen

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For more than a decade, Owen’s three-word ministry has intrigued the people in the one million vehicles that cross the Harbour Bridge each week, but tonight his ONE WAY JESUS sign will shine for the last time. Housing NSW is “relocating” Owen away from The Rocks. He did not want to go but felt he could no longer resist their pressure on him to leave. Owen’s flat in the Sirius apartments has been one of the few still occupied in the central tower on the western side. Over the past few days, neighbours have been farewelling him, and like others who have left, he will retain ties with the area.

Here is a link to the Guardian article on Owen and his sign…

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/08/the-man-behind-the-most-famous-sign-seen-from-sydney-harbour-bridge

There will be more to this story soon…

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3 Responses to Farewell Owen

  1. Peter Muller 24 December 2014 at 2:36 am #

    will miss you Owen hope to see you one day soon again

  2. Debbie Turvey 24 January 2015 at 9:40 am #

    No words can describe the sadness I feel that a community of people can be treated with such wanton disregard.
    I knew Ron Jennings when I worked for the Maritime Services Board in the 1970s and will always remember how happy we were that he had secured a home in the Sirius Apartments. I wish you all the very best Owen and hope you don’t stay away from your old community.

  3. Paddi 28 January 2015 at 9:29 am #

    Owen your One Way Jesus Sign made a huge impact on the lives of many as they made their journey across the harbour. The sign as are you are sadly missed my friend.

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