Family members of Ernest Michael Carter have gathered to honour his life of service to the Warren community.
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The group gathered at the Warren Shire Council meeting last Thursday, where a portrait painted by Ronald Steggles was presented to the council.
Mr Steggles was a Warren entrepreneur, wool buyer and artist who submitted landscape paintings into the Wynne exhibition each year. However in 1964 he painted the portrait of Mr Carter, who was the then Warren Shire president, to be submitted to the Archibald exhibition.
At the council meeting the portrait was handed over by his sons, Chris and Kerry Steggles on behalf of the family.
Mr Carter dedicated a life of service to community. He was a councillor on the Marthaguy and Warren shires from 1946-1978, councillor at the Coonabarabran shire from 1979-1987, shire president of the Marghaguy shire from 1948-1956 and the inaugural shire president of the merged Warren shire from 1957 until 1973.
He was a grazier and lived at 'Meranda' near Warren, until he retired to Baradine.
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