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Rewind Series 3 Episode 14 – Tessa The Guide Dog – Blind Man Build House

Our thanks to the Glamx Lab of University of Newcastle and The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia for digitising our early years.

December 1971, a statue of Tessa the seeing eye dog, was unveiled at Stockton.

Her owner, Mrs Jean Dowsett and Tessa raised $45,000 for the Guide Dog Movement, a world record at the time!

Being visually impaired can have its challenges but people like Roy find a way, he built his own house in 1965.

Using regular tools and building methods, he completed tasks like a true craftsman..

With help from wife Jean, Roy achieved his dream, through pure determination..

A wonderful story of resilience and pride, in the early years of NBN News.

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