Lake Illawarra Police Citizens Boys' Club - Warilla, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
S 34° 32.323 E 150° 51.237
56H E 303060 N 6176017
Quick Description: The Lake Illawarra Police Citizens Boys' Club was officially opened by Laurence Whistler Street, the then Chief Justice of NSW, in 1975.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 10/24/2013 1:27:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMJBB8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:
Police Citizens Boys' Clubs have since been renamed Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) as they now cater for boys & girls. PCYC's offer a wide range of activities & programs including kidzCare, school holiday programs, gymnastics, wrestling, art classes & boxing. The Lake Illawarra PCYC also has a simulated bicycle track & education facility teaching safe bike riding behaviours to primary school aged children.

Sir Laurence Whistler Street was born in Sydney in 1926. Educated at Cranbrook School, Bellevue Hill, at age 17 he enlisted in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve and served overseas in the latter stages of the Second World War. He graduated with honours in Law from the University of Sydney in 1950 and was admitted to the bar the following year. In 1965, Sir Laurence was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court. He was appointed Chief Justice of NSW in 1974, and Lieutenant Governor of NSW shortly afterwards. Sir Laurence held these positions until 1988. Since leaving office, he has pioneered the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Australia, and practises as a commercial mediator and disputes consultant.

The above information was obtained from The ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation - The National Broadcaster) Dynasties Program viz (visit link)

The official opening plaque is located near the main entrance and is worded:

Lake Illawarra Police Citizens Boys' Club
This building was officially opened by His Excellency the Honourable Laurence Whistler Street Lieutenant-Governor and Chief Justice of N.S.W.
22nd February 1975
President H.A.Bronner Sergeant 1st Class
Secretary Supervisor J.A.Ireland Sergeant 3rd Class
What was opened/inaugurated?: Lake Illawarra Police Citizens Boys' Club

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Laurence Whistler Street

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 22 February 1975

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