Don Mackay's legacy and contribution to Griffith extends beyond the hype

Oliver Jacques
Updated August 16 2017 - 4:16pm, first published July 13 2017 - 6:10pm

Soon after Don Mackay moved to Griffith to work in his father’s furniture business in the mid-1950s, he realised the area had a problem.  There was nowhere for children with special needs to be educated. 

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Oliver Jacques

Oliver Jacques


Moved to Griffith as a refugee from Sydney traffic and housing prices. Previously freelanced for The Guardian, ABC, SBS and Daily Telegraph. Email story ideas to

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