17 June, 2022
Arthur Butler Aviation Museum sets course for the future
By Mark Adams
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).
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
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.