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burke

to murder in such a way as to leave no marks on the body, usually by suffocation.
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Personal floatation devices (PFDs) generally used in Australia in the 1970s were a bit bulky and awkward and Burke decided to produce some designs which were more comfortable to wear when sailing.
During a wet and miserable Sydney Hobart Race aboard Graeme Lambert's Too Impetuous, Burke began visualising another a new line of products.
The Burke wet weather gear proved more comfortable.
Over time, the Burke sailing clothing range expanded too with the result that the Burke factory at Rydalmere, Sydney became a busy manufacturing operation.