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(Hector) Roy Ward

09 December 1923 (Wangaratta, Victoria)
19 December 2006
Hector Norman and Evelyn Jane Polmear
31 Dec 1949 Joan Mary Etherton; 1s. 1d.
School teacher, journalist and union official
Wangaratta High School, Melbourne Teachers' College, Trained Primary Teachers Certificate 1946, Melbourne University, commerce course
Royal Australian Air Force 1942-45, special wireless intelligence, Northern Territory, New Guinea, Borneo, Philippines, NCO, wounded 1945; school teacher Beechworth secondary, University High School, William Angliss Trade School, Hawthorn, West Preston, Geelong Orphanage, West Melbourne post-primary and primary; secretary Geelong Victorian Teachers Union 1950-54; editor Teacher's Journal 1955-59; Justice of Peace since 1965; sports journalist and commentator SNP, Herald (Melbourne) 1955-90, ABC 1955-80, bowls, hockey, badminton, cycling; deputy secretary and admin officer Victorian Teachers Union 1959-70; secretary Vic. Badminton Association 1959-78, president 1978-84, president Aust. Badminton Association 1978, 1983-96, office holder International Badminton Fed. 1976-79, v-president 1979-99 , chairman Aust. Badminton Umpires committee 1978-86; founding v-president South Eastern Historical Association 1964-70, treasurer 1971-94 ; treasurer Mordialloc Benevolent Society 1962-71; founding president Mordialloc Arts Festival Council 1963-71, Mordialloc Community Youth Centre 1964-78; state chairman Red Cross Appeals committee 1973-78, v-chairman Vic. Red Cross 1978-90, Aust. Red Cross Observer Zimbabwe 1978; Thailand Red Cross and Service Award 1976, Aust. Red Cross Meritorious Service Medal 1977 and Long Service Medal 1982; Distinguished Service Medal 1988; Honorary Life Member 1990; Queens Jubilee Medal 1977; awarded IOM (International Order of Merit) for services to journalism 1990; Medal Order of Australia (OAM) 1990; Cttee Peninsula Branch of Vic Br. of Order of Australia since 1995; President 2003-06. Inducted Sport Australia Hall of Fame 1995. Medal of Honor (Chinese-Taipei) 1997. President, City of Frankston Bowling Club since 1998. Australian Sports Medal (ASM) 2000. Herbert Scheele Trophy, International Badminton Federation 2001. Badminton Victoria Hall of Fame 2001. Council of Adult Education 1980-81; Chairman local and regional Councils Vic 150th Anniversary Celebrations 1979-85; member, Vic Division Aus. Bi-Centenary Authority 1980-87; Trustee McClelland Regional Art Gallery since 1980; Chairman, Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundn since 1989; Trustee, Cranbourne Ambulance Auxiliary 1985-97, Treasurer since 1997. Chairman, Dunkley Federation Com. 1999-2001. Com. Medal for Services to Senior Citizens 2000. 40 years Certificate of Service from Royal Vic. Assn. of Honorary Justices 2001. Mordialloc city councillor 1961-1970, mayor 1964-1965
Liberal Party
Party Note
Joined 1950. President, Mentone Br. Liberal 1965-69. Government whip, Legislative Council 1979-1982, opposition whip 1982-88. President/Secretary Frankston Branch 1990-97. Secretary, Frankston Electorate 1993-1999.
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative CouncilSouth Eastern30 May 1970 30 September 1988Retired

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.
Inaugural Speech
Standing Orders committee 1970-1973. Chairman, Osteopathy, Chiropractic and Naturopathy committee 1973-1976. State Development committee 1976-1979
Who's Who in Australia 1971-1983; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; 'Notable Australians', Melbourne, 1978; Frankston-Mornington News 31 Mar 1982; personal information
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985

Last updated: 17th May 2016