Page 1606 - Week 05 - Tuesday, 31 March 2009

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The reason I was not able to be here this morning was the funeral of another great contributor to Canberra, a long-time friend of mine and contributor to both the Canberra sporting and business communities, Mr Theo Moulis, who passed away suddenly last Wednesday. Theo came to Australia back in 1948, a long time ago, and contributed greatly to the development of the hospitality industry in Canberra in particular where he ran a number of the most-recognised establishments in Canberra—restaurants such Bacchus Tavern, Neptune’s Haven, Charlie’s restaurant and the Tower Restaurant.

Mr Moulis was also a great contributor to the sporting community of Canberra, with a number of clubs that he was involved with—a number of junior clubs as well as senior clubs. He was the foundation director of Downer Olympic, foundation director of Canberra City Soccer Club, which was the very first entry into a national competition by a local sporting team.

Mr Moulis is survived by his wife, Nicki, and children, Danny, Antony, Nicholas, Madelaine and Natasha. On behalf of our community, I would simply like to pay my respects to another great contributor and a very quiet achiever who did a lot to make Canberra the place it is today.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 4.14 pm.

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