Ashfield Council

 

Ordinary Meeting

 

SUPPLEMENTARY AGENDA

22 July 2014

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

MM18/2014       PASSING OF MR ELTON STANLEY DRURY.

                                                                                                                                                 

 

MM19/2014       NAIDOC WEEK, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - HON LINDA BURNEY DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION NSW PARLIAMENT & MEMBER FOR CANTERBURY.

 

 


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MAYORAL MINUTE

 

PASSING OF MR ELTON STANLEY DRURY

       

 

It is with deep regret that I advise Council of the passing of Mr Elton Stanley Drury on 16 July 2014 aged 80 years.

 

Elton was born in Taree on 5 March 1934. He was raised on a dairy farm in the upper Lansdowne region of the mid north coast of NSW where many of his family lived. 

The church, hard work and Scottish heritage were part of his early life.  With the growing mechanisation on the farm he took an interest in mechanics and became a car mechanic after school.

 

He participated in national service and then trained to be a minister of religion.  He married Patricia Ruth McKinnon in 1963. 

 

He served as a Presbyterian Minister of religion in Lismore, the Goondiwindi region, in Wagga Wagga and in the Shepparton region.

 

There were extended times in his life when he could not work as he struggled to deal with life’s adversities as best he could.  Despite this he and Patricia raised their family of Mark, Kim and Lee.  

 

He retired to Mortdale but sadly Patricia died prematurely in 1994.

 

Elton is survived by his three children, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

ATTACHMENTS

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

1/2              That Council send a letter of condolence to Councillor Mark Drury.

 

 2/2             That Council send a donation to the Wesley Mission in lieu of flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

    

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COUNCILLOR L MCKENNA OAM

Mayor

 


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MAYORAL MINUTE

 

NAIDOC WEEK, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - HON LINDA BURNEY DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION NSW PARLIAMENT & MEMBER FOR CANTERBURY

       

 

It is with pleasure that I advise Council that at the recent NAIDOC Awards conducted at the conclusion of NAIDOC Week the Hon Linda Burney received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Linda is a very worthy recipient of this award as she has strived to improve the lives of Aboriginal people.

 

A member of the Wiradjuri Nation, Linda Burney is a natural leader. Born in 1957, Linda was one of the first Aboriginal students to graduate from Mitchell College, now known as Charles Sturt University, with a teaching degree in 1978. After teaching for only two years, at the young age of 22, Linda asked to join John Lester, Lynette Riley and Trevor Cook in establishing the first Aboriginal Education Unit within the NSW State Department of Education. In this role Linda assisted in creating the first ever Aboriginal Education Policy in NSW which set the template and ongoing standards for Aboriginal education across Australia.

 

Linda’s achievements are clearly demonstrated over three decades of continuous commitment championing Aboriginal rights in education, reconciliation and politics. Linda has contributed significantly to the development of Indigenous communities locally, regionally and nationally as an educator, championing reconciliation in Australia and as Member of the NSW Parliament.

 

Linda has held many ministerial appointments since being elected to the NSW Government in 2003.

 

She became the Deputy Leader of the NSW Parliamentary Labor Party in 2011.

 

ATTACHMENTS

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council write a letter to the Hon Linda Burney congratulating her on the NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

 

 

 

    

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COUNCILLOR L MCKENNA OAM

Mayor