2013 Oration

Henry Parkes Oration

The State of Federation






The 2013 Oration was given by Mr Ted Mack.

Edward Carrington (Ted) Mack was named by the National Trust in 1983 as one of the 100 National Living Treasures. Trained as an architect, he was first elected to North Sydney Council as an independent in 1974, serving for 14 years, including eight as Mayor. He held the state seat of north Sydney from 1981 to 1988 and the federal seat of North Sydney from 1990 to 1996. He was an elected Delegate to the 1988 Constitutional Convention.

As the only person to have been elected and then re-elected as an independent to all three tiers of government in Australia, the legendary Ted Mack is uniquely positioned to reflect on the current state of federation and to suggest directions for reform.

To see Mr Ted Mack's Oration Speech Click on the Link   2013 Oration - Ted Mack

To see the school Captains Speeches click on the link  below. Federation speech, THS Captains.docx 

Denis Hull,
Dec 14, 2014, 9:24 PM
Denis Hull,
Dec 14, 2014, 10:09 PM