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Former Member Details

Mr (Noel) Ernest Noel PARK, DSO, ED (1920 - 1994)

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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
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 17 Nov 1973 03 May 1991 17 years 5 months 17 days
Member for Tamworth 17 Nov 1973 02 Apr 1976 2 years 4 months 17 days
Member for Tamworth 01 May 1976 12 Sep 1978 2 years 4 months 13 days
Member for Tamworth 07 Oct 1978 28 Aug 1981 2 years 10 months 22 days
Member for Tamworth 19 Sep 1981 05 Mar 1984 2 years 5 months 16 days
Member for Tamworth 24 Mar 1984 22 Feb 1988 3 years 10 months 30 days
Member for Tamworth 19 Mar 1988 03 May 1991 3 years 1 month 15 days
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.
Community Activity
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.
Military Service
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).
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor Manilla Shire Council 1964 - 1972 (7 years as Deputy Shire President).
Personal
Married to June Rygate on 10 April 1947 and had issue, 6 daughters.
Additional Information
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