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27-November-2015
27-November-2015

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The building commemorates William John Patrick McCarthy (1923-1987), Member for Armidale from 1978 to 1981, and the Member for Northern Tablelands from 1981 to 1987.

 

Location

Address:83 Faukner Street, Armidale, 2350
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.512371
Long: 151.667797
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Approx. Event Start Date:1978
Approx. Event End Date:1987

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

W. J. McCARTHY BUILDING
Officially Opened By
THE HON. B. J. UNSWORTH, M.P.,
Premier of New South Wales
19 May, 1987

Honouring The Great Contribution Made
By W. J. McCarthy, M.P., (1923 - 1987)
To The Welfare Of The People Of The Northern Tablelands

The Hon. L. J. Brereton, M.P.,
Minister for Public Works and Ports
J. P. Ducker, A.O.  Chairman Public service Board
J. W. Thomson      Government Architect Public Works Department

Plaque :

WILLIAM JOHN PATRICK McCARTHY
1923 - 1987

MEMBER FOR ARMIDALE 1978 - 1981
MEMBER FOR NORTHERN TABLELANDS 1981 - 1987

It Was Through His Unrelenting Efforts As The Local Member That This Government Office Block, The New England Regional Art Museum And The New England Tourism Development Authority Were Delivered To The People Of The Northern Tablelands.  His Work Also Included Achieving Dramatically Improved Educational, Housing, Roads, Transport, Police And Health Services For The Community.

Bill McCarthy Served As A Flying Oficer In The R.A.A.F. During World War II Before Settling In The Region And Actively Contributing To Life In The community.

His Was A Career In Which The Betterment Of Services For The People Was The Paramount Objective.

The many impressive monuments in bricks and mortar that stand today because of Bill McCarthy`s extraordinary success as the man who "gets things done" are but pale reflections of the love and esteem with which Bill will be remembered in the minds and hearts of all who knew him.

 

Source: MA
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