Major General John Raymond Broadbent CBE, DSO, ED (1914-2006) served the nation as a decorated officer in World War II, and as an innovative leader in the Citizen Military Forces. As President of the Law Society of NSW, he instigated changes which improved the honest handling of solicitors’ trust accounts. He played a key role in founding the College of Law – a development which increased equity of access and transparency in the training of solicitors. In 1983 he bought 40 Barcoo Street and made the community here his home.
This is an open, flat grassed area with a park bench set amongst some tall trees. Lane W30 is a grassed pedestrian link between this park and the park on the corner of Barcoo Street and Barambah Road.