Mr (Noel) Ernest Noel PARK, DSO, ED (1920 - 1994)**
- Date of Birth: 05/12/1920
- Place of Birth: Manilla, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 16/09/1994
- Place of Death: Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||17 Nov 1973||3 May 1991||17yr(s) 5mth(s) 17day(s)|
|Member for Tamworth||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Tamworth||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Tamworth||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Tamworth||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Member for Tamworth||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)|
48th (1984 - 1988)
|Member for Tamworth||19 Mar 1988||3 May 1991||3yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)|
49th (1988 - 1991)
Political Party Activity
National Party. Joined the then Country Party in 1946 and later became the spokesman for Corrective Services, Mineral Resources and Industrial Relations.
Patron and member of various community organisations in the Tamworth electorate. Former member of Tamworth Legacy and President of Manilla Branch of Graziers Association.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Qualified Lieutenant-Colonel 1959. Grazier. Educated at Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga. Recreational interests include military history and agriculture.
Militia 1939. 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Forces) 1939-1945: 2/2 Battalion. Served in North Africa, Greece, Crete and New Guinea (twice). Awarded Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and was mentioned in despatches. Citizen Military Forces 1948-1967. 12/16 Hunter River Lancers (1948-1963); Command and Staff link (1963-1967). Awarded Efficiency Decoration (ED).
Local Government Activity
Councillor Manilla Shire Council 1964 - 1972 (7 years as Deputy Shire President).
Married to June Rygate on 10 April 1947 and had issue, 6 daughters.
Electorate description: Rural. Located mainly within Northern Slopes Statistical Agricultural Sub-Division Principal centres: city of Tamworth and towns of Bingara, Boggabri, Manilla, Nundle.
Area: 17.034 sq km Population: 53,997 Enrolment: 36,872