Featured Locals

James Walker’s Recollections of Hackett

James re-joined the Australian Public Service in January 1979 and spent a year unaccompanied living at Havelock House. His wife and son remained in Sydney during this time and joined him in December 1979. The family initially moved into a house in Lyons but after 3 months moved to Hackett. James recalls that his first…

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Featured Locals August 2015

Our featured locals for this month are Lyn Binns who has lived in Hackett since 1978 and Russell Reid who contributes to the health of many Hackett residents through the gym classes he holds at the old school hall Lyn Binns – Recollections of Hackett   Lyn moved to Hackett in 13 December 1978 with her husband…

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Featured Locals June 2015

This month we have commenced featuring Local People to add a personal touch to our website and through it increase the sense of community of Hackett. We all know that the essence of life is people and we at the Hackett Community Association have decided to start highlighting on a regular basis the numerous people…

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Vale Mrs Jess Taylor

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs Jess Taylor the Secretary of the Hackett Primary School in the 1970s and ‘80s. Jess was a real Hackett identity, the right hand to four School Principals, confidante to staff and parents and the ‘face’ of the school – the first person to…

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Vale Max Huntington

It was with great sadness that the Hackett Community Association learnt recently of the passing of Max Huntington a long standing committee member. In more recent times Max acted as Deputy Chairman and the committee is very grateful for the unstinting support he provided to the committee over many years. He will be sorely missed…

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