Cel­e­brat­ing a hum­ble man

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North - H. SKAROTT, Ing­ham.

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.

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