‘Fly’ still searching for lost half-sister Dianne Buckley
ROBERT Lawrence, or 'Fly' as everyone knows him, has been searching for his long lost half-sister Dianne Buckley for more than half a decade.
But the Clarence Valley resident is not ready to give up the search without finding any answers.
Mr Lawrence has been utilising the social media platform Facebook in the hopes of tracking down his sibling after the death of his mother.
"I have lost my Dad, Mum, and three of my brothers, and I just wanted to see Dianne again if possible before I die," he said.
"I have been Facebook searching on and off now for over five years.
"I posted the photo of Dianne and my brother Tony, which is the only photo that I have of Dianne, on my Facebook page.
"I included all the details I knew about Dianne like her date of birth and her last known address."
The response from the Facebook community has been really overwhelming for Mr Lawrence after hundreds of people 'shared' and 'liked' the posts.
"So many people have reposted it over Facebook which is amazing," he said. "It makes me feel over the moon that so many members of the community are willing to help."
The first and only time Mr Lawrence ever met his half-sister Dianne was on June 30, 1983, when his father tracked her down for a dinner at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club.
Now all he has to remind him of Dianne is her birth certificate, two letters she sent to his mother and the photo taken on that night in South Grafton with his late brother Tony.
"I do still hold out hope that I will reconnect with her one day," he said. "I would just like to know that she is safe and happy and to let her know about Mum's passing."
If you know anything you can get in touch with Robert Lawrence on Facebook.