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Achievements of Terry Connolly recognised through naming of road

By 28 May 2014 3

The contributions of the late Justice Terry Connolly have been recognised today at the opening of a road in his name, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, has announced.

“Justice Terry Connolly was a significant Canberran, a loving family man and a keen cyclist who was taken too soon,” Mr Corbell said.

Mr Corbell today joined Justice Connolly’s family to celebrate the contributions he made to Canberra including his time in public office as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and his role in the Supreme Court.

Justice Connolly was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1982. He came to Canberra in 1983 to work as a legal adviser in the Commonwealth public service.

In 1990 he became a Member of the Legislative Assembly and served as the ACT Attorney-General, overseeing the transition of the courts from Commonwealth to ACT control.

In 1996 Justice Connolly was appointed Master of the ACT Supreme Court and appointed to the bench of the ACT Supreme Court in 2003.

“The road is close to the open spaces in Coombs, including the suburb’s bike paths, acknowledging the importance Terry placed on cycling and the outdoors,” Mr Corbell said.

“It is important that we continue to recognise the achievements of people such as Terry, even after their passing.

(Media Release – Simon Corbell MLA)

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3 Responses to Achievements of Terry Connolly recognised through naming of road
#1
bd8410:45 pm, 28 May 14

More deserving than Steve Irwin the American celebrity.

But why do they keep inflicting the poor residents of Canberra with these double barrelled street names? They do nothing other than create confusion for everyone. Trying to spell out the name to every tradie, delivery company, service organisation and a space in there somewhere leaves most of us wanting to slap the name people silly.

Connolly street would have been a fine name, a challenge to get the right number of o, l and n in the spelling, add in the first name adds more double letters and a space. Australia post will have fun with the mail and many different spelling attempts.

#2
dungfungus7:18 am, 29 May 14

bd84 said :

More deserving than Steve Irwin the American celebrity.

But why do they keep inflicting the poor residents of Canberra with these double barrelled street names? They do nothing other than create confusion for everyone. Trying to spell out the name to every tradie, delivery company, service organisation and a space in there somewhere leaves most of us wanting to slap the name people silly.

Connolly street would have been a fine name, a challenge to get the right number of o, l and n in the spelling, add in the first name adds more double letters and a space. Australia post will have fun with the mail and many different spelling attempts.

Well, if his first name wasn’t included he could have been confused with another ex-politician David Connolly who was a Federal MP and later, Australia’s High Commissioner to South Africa. Arguably, David Connolly achieved more than Terry Connolly but of course David is a Liberal.

#3
HiddenDragon11:14 am, 29 May 14

Nothing, at all, against the honour-ee in this case, but I’m with bd84 @ #1 on the double-barrelled names – every time I see one, I think of the practical problems, and it all has a strong whiff of “Heroes of the Soviet Union”.

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