Speeches

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

I acknowledge the Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society, and the important work they do for the environment in our local community.

The Society was formed in 1955 by a group of local residents who were concerned about the vandalism of flora and fauna in Oatley Park. Since their establishment, the Society's focus has expanded to Australian flora and fauna in general, promoting the need to conserve the natural environment.

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Oatley Heritage & Historical Society

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

I acknowledge the great work of the Oatley Heritage and Historical Society as they celebrate their 25th anniversary.

The Society was first established in 1995, with their inaugural meeting held at the Oatley School of Arts. The Society undertakes research in historical events and places around Oatley, with meetings held quarterly and informal Coffee and Chat's held three times a year.

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Tribute to Dr Francis Clement Chapman

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

 It is with a heavy heart I inform the House of the passing of a local legend in our community, Dr Francis Clement Chapman. Dr Chapman, or Dr Frank as he was endearingly known, passed away on Tuesday 12 May at around 4.00 a.m. He was 88 years of age. They were certainly 88 years packed with joy, passion and achievement. Frank was born in Taree. He attended Taree High School and The Shore School in Sydney. He was a gifted musician who played the violin. He excelled in maths and science. Upon leaving school in 1950, he placed in the top 20 in the State.

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Clean Up Australia Day

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

I recently joined forces with the Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society to participate in this year's Clean Up Australia Day, which is a fantastic initiative that has been marked on our calendars for over 30 years.

Over these past three decades, over 17 million Australians have undertaken Clean Up Australia activities and over a whopping 350,000 ute loads of rubbish have been removed from our local environments. These are great achievements and the numbers just keep growing.

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