Flashback 1971: University of New England Hosts Major Conservation Seminar in Port Macquarie | Port Macquarie News



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Local boys join State XI Port Macquarie Elementary School students, Keith Williams and Richard Newman, to take state honors for their cricket ability. Both boys were members of the North Coast XI which last week won the State Elementary Schools Cricket Championship in Wagga. Twelve teams, including three from Sydney, faced off for a week before the North Coast emerged victorious. Keith and Richard were commended for their efforts. Keith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Williams and Richard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Newman. Both families are well known identities of Port Macquarie. Caravan Park Upgrade Parkland and Properties Managing Director Mr. A Parkes said the park chain, including that [Caracamp] at Port Macquarie, had to be modernized to satisfy the 150,000 caravan owners who ply the roads of Australia each year. “Essentially, the trailer park industry is under-capitalized and lacks advanced promotional skills. The main complaints were about dirty parks and toilets, insufficient facilities, and lazy or bossy managers. Sundowner – the band’s new name – hopes to change all that. Conservation Seminar The University of New England hosted a conservation seminar in Port Macquarie this weekend. Part of the time was devoted to a field inspection of various points in the city. Professor John Burton said that in Hastings District all forms of local industry, including tourism, depended on natural resources. “Very careful” planning was needed to avoid a major conflict over time between natural attributes and human development, and this required a community effort. “Do it yourself,†he said. “Don’t expect the government and other outside agencies to do this for you.” High school principal retires Port Macquarie High School principal Stan Condon is known in the NSW Department of Education as one of the most capable administrators and educators in the secondary school system in the state. It was one of many laudatory tributes paid to Mr Condon during a public function in the hall of the Catholic Church on Monday evening, to mark his retirement at the end of this school year after 42 years of service. Organized by the Parents and Citizens Association, the function was chaired by its president, Dr NE McLaren. In acknowledging the tributes paid to him, Mr. Condon said that “a good part of my life” has been devoted to education for four decades. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:




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