Althaea McTaggart, OBE, was made a Life Member of Ngala in November 2003 after nearly 30 years of involvement and dedicated service to Ngala.

Althaea became a member of the Management Committee of Ngala in 1975 as a delegate of the Liberal Party.

Althaea was National President of the Women’s Organisation of the Liberal Party. She was also a member of the Board of the Hospital Benefit Fund of WA from 1979 to 1991.

Althaea worked diligently with the planning of Murdoch University and was a member of the Senate from l973 to 1982. Despite her dedicated community involvement in all these areas, she was also Secretary and Vice President of the Dyslexia Society over this time.

Althaea was President of the Friends of Ngala from 1990 to 1996. Althaea then went on to become a member of the inaugural board of management of Ngala from 1992 to 1996.

Althaea retired as a member of the committee of the Friends of Ngala at our Annual General Meeting on 17th November 2016.

The Friends of Ngala will miss Althaea for her amazing knowledge of the history of Ngala that has been so valuable for the committee. To be able to value and build on that knowledge and to plan for the future has been a great gift.

Thank you Althaea. We salute you.

Hon. Barbara Scott OAM