Frank Tuckwell is one of seven generations of his family to live in the Goolwa area since 1849 and is a keen advocate for his community. He is chairman of the Goolwa branch of the National Trust and past president of the Goolwa Lions Club, as well as a member of several other community organisations.
Frank currently serves as ward councillor for the Alexandrina Council, and is the national vice president (SA) of the Murray Darling Association. He has written two books on local history and is currently working on another to be published shortly. Frank retired in 1996 as Director of Signal Point River Murray interpretive centre. He is married with one son, and his family has a passion for our great river system and spend much time enjoying its diversity.