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I’m with Macarthur royalty says Gladys at 50th anniversary shindig

Gladys Berejiklian with Marsden's senior partner Jim Marsden

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian with Marsden’s senior partner Jim Marsden on Friday night.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was the star of the show at Friday night’s Marsdens Law Group 50h anniversary celebration dinner.

And as she so eloquently put it during her off the cuff speech: “Looking around I can see that Macarthur royalty is attending this wonderful occasion.’’

Indeed it was and if we were to name them all we’d be here all day.

But it’s worth mentioning that foreign minister Marise Payne came to the Campbelltown Catholic Club function straight from the airport after returning from a trip to China.

Her partner and NSW sports minister Stuart Ayres was also at the function.

Former premiers [Morris Iemma], government ministers, mayors current and former and high profile business people were sprinkled at the tables around the Cube.

One of the firm’s oldest clients, Tony Perich, gave a warm speech praising the firm, while the premier said Marsdens had been a remarkable success.

Senior partner Jim Marsden made the final speech in which he outlined the history of the firm over the past 50 years, his brother John and the “secret’’ of its success.

It was quite a night.


We hear One Nation candidate Mark Latham will be the guest speaker at this month’s gathering of the Macarthur Club this Friday at the Hermitage Restaurant in Grange Road, Leumeah. Former Labor leader Latham will be at the top of the One Nation ticket for the NSW Upper House at next March’s state election.

He is expected to easily win an eight year term.


A lot of people have been asking us what happened to Macarthur Greeks Inc. They want to know if there will be more Greek themed functions around the region.

Having spoken to some of the key people behind the group we can report that after a bit of a slowing down in activity over the past 12 months expect to see and hear about Macarthur Greeks Inc out and about in 2019.


A recent bucks party at the Crown Hotel in Camden ended badly when the groom fell from a balcony and injured himself.

As a result the wedding, which was on the next day, had to be postponed as he was in hospital for treatment.

We hear that the pub’s CCTV captured some of the buck’s party fun, including the groom’s fall from a balcony.


Popular Aboriginal elder Uncle Ivan had just performed a smoking ceremony in Queen Street, Campbelltown and was enjoying some morning tea when he spotted a fire engine had pulled up nearby.

It was a particularly windy morning last Friday and there had been a lot of smoke from his burning gum leaves but Uncle Ivan wanted to be sure that the firies hadn’t been called because of him.

So seeing the South West Voice walking towards the fire engine, he said, Uncle, tell them we haven’t got a problem here.

Which we did, and the firie, smiling, said in response: tell Uncle Ivan he doesn’t need to worry, we’re not here for him.


The awards keep coming for Oran Park town library.

It seems it has picked up a Master Builders Association award but the builder didn’t tell anyone about it.

On Friday we published a much read story about the spectacular looking library had taken out a Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue award for Outstanding Community Project of 2018.


Last week federal member for Werriwa Anne Stanley had a visit by Invictus Games champion Andrew Wilkinson and his fluffy companion Able Seaman Miller, pictured below.

Wilkinson won four gold medals and three silver medals across cycling, running, and swimming, while
Able Seaman Miller is one of 10 #ANZACBears.

These bears are all named after WWI servicemen and are helping to raise awareness of Australia’s military history.


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