Celebrating a humble man
SI R Art hur William Fadden was born in the Ingham districton April 13,, 1895, the first of 10 siblings; his father was a Presbyterian police officer in Halifax.
The life of Sir Arthur ‘‘ Artie’’ Fadden is a remarkable success story.
He attended night school and qualified as an accountant. He enjoyed a stint in local politics, state politics and was elected to Federal Parliament in 1936. He served as prime minister for 41 days, being defeated in 1941 by John Curtin. On the election of the Menzies Government Sir Arthur served as treasurer, bringing down 11 budgets and is responsible for establishing the Reserve Bank of Australia.
This very humble man will be honoured with a dinner on April 9 at the Royal Hotel, Ingham.