Arthur George LOWNDES CBE, M.Sc (1911-1994)
Strathfield Council Alderman (1948-1956), Deputy Mayor (1951-53, 1955-56)
Lowndes received his education at Sydney University and Cambridge University and worked as an economist.
Lowndes was Chairman of the Australian Institute of Political Science (1952-1966), Member of the Sydney University Senate (1969-1976).
Lowndes was a Major in the 2nd AIF (1940-1945) during World War II, Australian Liaison officer of the United Nations Relief and Rehabiliation Administration (UNRRA) China (1945-1946) and consultant on land use in Northern Territory and other regions. He was a director of J C Ludowici & Son Ltd since 1956 and Consultant Manager of CSR Ltd Macadamia Orchards (1963-1976).
Lowndes was appointed as a commissioner of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) in 1956. He served until 1974 and was Vice-Chairman (1971-1974).
In 1956, Council renamed Hudson Park Oval in Arthur Street Strathfield as the Arthur G Lowndes Oval in recognition of his services to Strathfield Council.
Lowndes resided at ‘The Braes’ 71 Redmyre Road Strathfield from the 1940s to 1960s.
He was appointed CBE in 1966 for services to the Australian Broadcasting Commission.
Inglis, Kenneth (2006). This is the ABC: Australian Broadcasting Commission (1932-1983)
Strathfield Council Meeting Minutes 20 November 1956
Who’s Who in Australia (1965), The Herald & WeeklyTimes Ltd
Who’s Who in Australia (1985), The Herald & WeeklyTimes Ltd