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A TRIBUTE TO A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN

A former leading Western Australian -- the late Senator Sir Shane

Paltridge - is to receive a rare tribute from the Australian Government.

The courtyard at Perth Airport passenger terminal will be named

after him at a dedication ceremony on Monday, April 8.

The former Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, will unveil a cairn

of Toodyay stone with an inset bronze plaque recording Sir Shane Paltridse's

career of public service.

Sir Shane Paltridge, a member of the Senate for 15 years from 1951,

was Minister for Shipping and 'Transport (1955-1960) , Minister for Civil

Aviation (1956-1964) and Minister for Defence (1964-1966) .

He was also leader of the Goverment in the Senate from 1964 until

1966.

Sir-Shane Paltridge died in Perth in 1966 after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

More than 100 guests - friends and relatives, Federal and State

Parliamentarians, civic leaders and members of the business community -•

are expected to attend the dedication ceremony.

The Minister for Civil Aviation, Mi. R. W. Swartz, said today that

the courtyard was being dedicated to Sir Shane Paltridge for his service

to civil aviation in Australia.

In his eight years as Minister for Civil Aviation, important policy

decisions were taken which laid the foundations for an era of development

in international and internal aviation activities.

Sir Shane Paltridge won the respect of all sections of the

Australian air transport industry, Mr. Swartz added.

The dedication of the Paltridge courtyard at Per tai Airport was a

deserved recognition of the contributions he made to civil aviation and

to Western Australia.

CA1B .

MARCH 26, 1968.

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