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17 June, 2022

Arthur Butler Aviation Museum sets course for the future

By Mark Adams

Tooraweenah aerodrome recently hosted an open day so the community could see the site’s potential.

The Arthur Butler Aviation Museum Inc. took its first steps on Sunday, June 5, towards becoming an important custodian of aviation history in country NSW and southwest Queensland.

The inaugural annual general meeting was held to install the executive committee which will pilot the organisation through its first year.

Elected to positions on the committee were Mark Pitts (president), Brendan Butler (vice-president), Mark Adams (secretary), Patty Webb (treasurer).

Lorna Spora, Dominic Spora, and Garry Weston were designated as committee members.

Mr Pitts said that these first steps satisfied the requirements of NSW fair trading to establish the Arthur Butler Aviation Museum as a legal entity.

While the initial concept was to establish a museum to preserve the history of Arthur Butler’s massive contribution to commercial aviation in Australia, support from Gilgandra Shire Council, the township of Tooraweenah and the people of the region indicates that the aims of the museum will also have a positive impact on making Tooraweenah, the Warrumbungles, and the Gilgandra shire a tourism hot spot.

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