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Former Ballarat town crier dies aged 89

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Tributes are flowing for Long-time Ballarat town crier Brian Whykes who has died at 89.

Whykes spent 30 years as crier after taking on the role in 1987.

Ballarat councillor Samantha McIntyre said his booming voice was one many aspired to.

"He has such a confident voice, such a resignating voice and an ability to attract attention to things that needed to be made note of," she said.

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