07 August 2019
Dr MARJORIE O'NEILL (Coogee) — I rise today to speak about Peter and Audrey McCallum, who are exemplary Waverley Community members.
Peter is a well-known Bronte local who was Principal of Bronte Public school for 17 years. He has been a strong advocate for better public education, transport and for the rights of young people. Peter’s contribution to the people of Waverley and beyond has taken many forms over many decades. I have been personally touched by his gently but firm co-ordination of the young people at ANZAC Day commemorations held in Waverley Park.
The McCallum’s have a strong passion for celebrating and preserving Waverley local history and have been prominent in the Waverley historical society. I ask that the next time you walk into the Prince of Wales Hospital, take a moment to read the history of the hospital displayed on the wall and you can thank Audrey for this wonderful enlightening display of history!
It is hard to name an organisation or cause that has not benefited from the McCallum’s service! I take this opportunity to give a heartfelt thank you to Peter and Audrey. Thank you for making Waverley a richer place to live.