Thanks to univer­sity for he­li­copters help

Penrith Press - - YOUR SAY -

Alan and Gail Nagel, Leonay THE news that a tem­po­rary he­li­copter land­ing site has been iden­ti­fied on the Western Syd­ney Univer­sity cam­pus and that con­struc­tion of a per­ma­nent site will be­gin soon as part of the ma­jor hospi­tal up­grade, is wel­come news as it means that pa­tients and their fam­i­lies will not nec­es­sar­ily need to go out of the Pen­rith area for treat­ment at other hos­pi­tals (“Deal for ambo site” Pen­rith Press, March 30). Thank you to the Univer­sity for agree­ing to this so­lu­tion. from trains you can look out and see his me­mo­rial, and it be­hoves us to con­sider in re­mem­brance his words.

My great great grand­fa­ther, Matthew Mer­rell, was one of the Ten­ter­field al­der­men who wel­comed Henry Parkes, Colony Premier that evening when he gave his noted Fed­er­a­tion speech, on Oc­to­ber 25, 1889, at a ban­quet for the Premier.

Sir Henry Parkes, known as “the Fa­ther of Aus­tralia’s Fed­er­a­tion”, be­lieved that Chris­tian­ity com­prised an es­sen­tial part of Aus­tralia’s com­mon law.

In a col­umn pub­lished in Au­gust 26, 1885, Sir Henry stated: “We are pre-em­i­nently a Chris­tian peo­ple – as our laws, our whole sys­tem of ju­rispru­dence, our Con­sti­tu­tion, are based upon and in­ter­wo­ven with our Chris­tian be­lief.”

I merely sug­gest those who come to Aus­tralia might ben­e­fit from that state­ment of Sir Henry Parkes, and I con­tend that a thing like same sex mar­riage has no place in this na­tion.

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