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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 1 Hansard (30 April) . . Page.. 265 ..

Mr Eddie Weatherall - Retirement : Mr Alex Fyfe - Retirement
as Principal Attendant

MR OSBORNE (4.53): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to speak on another subject.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: I mentioned Mr Eddie Weatherall earlier when I was speaking about Mr Fyfe. Mr Weatherall has been the general manager of the Tuggeranong Vikings Club for about 400 years. He was there when it started. I would like to wish him all the best. He is retiring today or tomorrow. The Tuggeranong Vikings, although it is for supporters of a code that I do not think is worth worrying about, is certainly a club that has done tremendous things for the community. The main reason they have been able to do that is that they have had a tremendous general manager in Eddie. I wish him all the best in the future.

I would just like to relate one story, if I may, Mr Speaker, about Mr Fyfe. I was reminiscing and trying to think of the one time that I saw him flustered. I think all members will know that he has never called anybody here by their first name. It was quite annoying to me that he kept calling me Mr Osborne, even behind closed doors. When I brought his former colleague Mr Rugendyke in to meet him, he said, "Good day, Dave". I said, "What?". He went, "Uh-oh - Mr Rugendyke".

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Assembly adjourned at 4.54 pm until Tuesday, 19 May 1998, at 10.30 am

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