Brock represented a shining example that people can achieve their
dreams no matter what their material circumstance and upbringing.
There are no barriers except the limitations we place on ourselves.
He grew up in a small country town with no special benefits and
proceeded to live his dreams.
represented purity of spirit; people said he glowed. I saw this
over and over. I believe this came from his angelic nature.
intentions were pure. He always wished looked for the best for
others, even when treated unfairly or harshly.
possessed the ability to inspire trust; this is a mark of true
leadership. Throughout his career he was surrounded by extraordinary
loyalty and commitment. Many of you in this gathering will understand
what I mean.
inspired the faith that we can deal with and overcome adversity;
he was never daunted by the obstacles which confronted him.
reminded us that that no person is more important than another,
the little child, the disabled, the disenfranchised, the business
and political leader, all stood as one in Peters eyes, and
he gave them his gift of love in equal measure.
gift of communication was extraordinary. Who else can inspire,
an Olympic athlete, an addict, an anger-filled teenager, a racing
car driver, an artist, a cricketer or a 6 yo child to peddle a
bicycle over this last steep hill. When the Peter Brock Foundation
conducted a community bicycle ride to promote the construction
of a safe and beautiful nature trail, he cycled last, encouraging
the little ones to finish. Those children from Hurstbridge Primary
School wept when they heard of his passing. Somehow he was able
to see inside them all and offer them the encouragement to believe