An act of bravery

Australian Bravery Association  national vice president of Victoria and Tasmania Coralee Lever, of Red Cliffs, with Australian Bravery Association member Darrell Tree, of South Australia. Picture: Louise Barker

Australian Bravery Association national vice president of Victoria and Tasmania Coralee Lever, of Red Cliffs, with Australian Bravery Association member Darrell Tree, of South Australia. Picture: Louise Barker

SOUTH Australia’s Darrell Tree has attended the local Australian Bravery Association (ABA) gathering for the past seven years, and has quite the story to tell. 

He was the first person to ever receive the Crosses of Valour, which to date has only been awarded to five recipients, who have twice put their life on the line to help or save someone else.

August 14, 1988, is a date that is ingrained in the memory of Mr Tree who was hit with 19,000 volts of electricity while rescuing a little boy.

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