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Deportment of Territories

RAY DONNELLAN RETIRES

Mr Ray Donnellan acting First Assistant Secretary, Parks and Conservation in the Department of Territories retires today.

The last 27 years of his 40 years service in the Public Service has been serving the ACT Community with the Department of

Interior/Capital Territory/Territories. He was the first Superintendent of Lake Burley Griffin.

Mr Donnellan is particularly well known for his involvement in heritage and arts matters including development of Lanyon, Nolan Gallery and Calthorpes House.

He is also a notable sportsman. He was a VFL player for Fitzroy, captain coach of ACTAFL club Manuka and captain/coach of Ainslie premiership teams in 1957-60.

Subsequently he has been closely involved with development of the National Sports Centre Bruce. He was also instrumental in developing arrangements for accommodating the Australian Institute of Sport at the National Sports Centre.

He helped organise the Pacific Conference Games in 1977.

13 December 1985