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The Nationals celebrate Tom Wallace in centenary year

The Nationals continued their celebration of 100 years of unbroken political representation in Victoria last week with friends and family of former Member for Gippsland South, Tom Wallace.

Mr Wallace served as the Member for Gippsland South from 1982 until 1992 and was also a councillor and Shire President of the former Shire of Rosedale.

Current Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said he was honoured to be able to unveil a plaque at the Kilmany Hall in Mr Wallace’s honour.

“Our centenary year is a great opportunity to remember all the wonderful leaders that built the platform we stand on today.

“Tom was, and remains, a passionate leader within Gippsland South. It was important to recognise Tom’s service and that of his wife Gwen and their family to our region and I thank him for the work he did in laying a foundation for me to continue as The Nationals MP for this region.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done to ensure the interests of our region are heard in the city-based Parliament,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Nationals have remained a strong local voice for regional Victoria in Parliament for 100 years and will continue to do so for 100 more.”


Former Nationals Member for Gippsland South Tom Wallace with his wife Gwen and current Nationals Member for Gippsland Danny O’Brien during a celebration held in his honour at Kilmany Hall.

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