The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) acknowledges the contribution of former board member, Paul Neville MP, Federal Member for Hinkler 1993-2013, who died at Bundaberg Hospital yesterday.
NFSA Chair, Gabrielle Trainor AO, said: ‘Paul was a much loved and respected member of the NFSA board from 2014 to late last year, when he retired due to ill health. He brought unfailing wisdom, equanimity, good humour and enthusiasm to our board. His commitment to the work of the NFSA mirrored his energetic advocacy for the Hinkler Hall of Aviation in his home town of Bundaberg. He will be sadly missed but his contribution to our archive will endure.’
‘We send our condolences to Paul’s family and many friends.’
Mr Neville had a keen interest in Australian cinema, and invaluable experience in the governance of collecting institutions.
Mr Neville was a Member of the NFSA Board from December 2014 until December 2017 and from March 2018 until his retirement in October 2018. Mr Neville was the Federal Member for Hinkler from 1993 to 2013, and was Chair of the Coalition’s Communications Committee and the All Party Standing Committee on Transport, Communications and the Arts. He is on the board of Hinkler House Memorial Museum and Research Association. He was a former area manager for Birch Carroll and Coyle (a subsidiary of Greater Union Theatres), and a freelance journalist and cameraman.
For more information please contact NFSA National Media Manager Miguel Gonzalez, (02) 8202 0114, 0404 281 632, or miguel.gonzalez [at] nfsa.gov.au.