The RCMPA was initially established as an unincorporated body by a deed on 30th April, 1998, establishing a charitable trust. The terms of that deed were amended by a supplementary deed of trust on 20th February 2008. This trust was then called “The Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Trust”.
The Trust became an “Incorporated Association” in January, 2014, now known as “Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association Incorporated”. For simplicity, the Association is now also known as the ‘Rathmines Catalina Association’.
A seven member Committee, all of whom have experience valuable to the working of the Committee, have been elected to oversee the future of the Association.
President: Bill Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org phone 0418 770 400
Vice President: Terry Woolard email@example.com
Secretary: Graham Streeter firstname.lastname@example.org phone 0479 053 123
Treasurer: Graham Streeter email@example.com phone 0479 053 123
Ordinary Committee Members:
Terry Fahey firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny Furner email@example.com
Philip Aris firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham Streeter email@example.com
The Rathmines Memorial Park, the site of the WW2 Seaplane Base, is situated on the western shores of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales. It is approximately 15mins drive south of Toronto, which in turn is just to the south of Newcastle.
‘OUR GIRL’ – PBY-5A CATALINA
'Our Girl' was purchased in 2012 from Puerto Rico and shipped in 5 sections to Australia. On 17th Nov 2023 ‘Our Girl’ was gifted to Air Force History and Heritage (AF-HH). Restoration of the Catalina is progressing with the support of AF-HH and an enthusiastic RCA team of dedicated volunteers and will eventually be a static display at the Williamtown Heritage Centre - currently known as Fighter World -and will honour all those who served on the Base during WW2.
To create an educational display centre that will allow us to meet our objectives
Our experience with festivals, memorial services and other projects has readied the Association for the planning and implementation of our next steps:
ABN: 38 215 922 527: Registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission