Farewell Noel Flanagan

johnboy 19 February 2009 1

The Canberra Times has a handsome obit for Noel Flanagan who took over the War Memorial in 1975 and is widely credited for putting it on the path of endless expansion which now sees it world famous.

    “One measure of the greater outreach attained by the Memorial under Flanagan was that visitor numbers went from about 700,000 to more than one million, well ahead of visitors to any other institution, museum or gallery at that time.

    He leaves his wife, Dell, who he married in April 1953, a son, four daughters and their families. John Farquharson


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staria staria 9:59 pm 19 Feb 09

I don’t know much about Noel Flanagan, but I find what he did to breathe life back into such an important institution as the War Memorial amazing.

Condolences to the family, I hope they are able to take comfort in the fact that he made a big difference during his life that many people are thankful for.

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