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14-April-2015
14-April-2015

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A plaque erected by the Sutherland Shire commemorates Ray Thorburn, a former Federal Member for Cook and former Mayor of Sutherland Shire Council for his lifetime service to the community. Ray Thorburn died in 1986. 

Raymond William "Ray" Thorburn (1930 – 1986) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, he was educated at Sydney Technical College before becoming an electrical engineer. He was the president of Sutherland Shire Council from 1971 to 1972, when was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the Labor Party, defeating Liberal member Don Dobie for the seat of Cook. He held the seat until his defeat by Dobie in 1975, and made three unsuccessful attempts to retake it. He remains the only Laborite to ever hold the seat. He died in 1986.

Location

Address:President Avenue & Kareena Road, Garden bed 32 A, E.G.Waterhouse Camellia Gardens, Caringbah, 2229
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.042279
Long: 151.113142
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1986
Front Inscription
       In memory of
RAY WILLIAM THORBURN

Former Shire President and
Federal Member for Cook
whose life was dedicated to
service to the community.

           1986 
 
Source: MA
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