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Derek Thompson

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Born 19/12/1950 in Hammersmith, London, England

Migrated to Australia with family in 1957.

Settled in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.

Educated: Penrith High  School (HSC 1969), University of Sydney (BE conferred 1975)

Married Margaret, also from Penrith, on 7/12/1974 and moved to Kingswood (next to Penrith) from where I commuted to work in Sydney.

Children: Cally (b. 24/6/1981) and Rhona (b. 8/3/1984)

Employment: Electrical Engineer and Project Manager with NSW Public Works 1975 - 2009.

Moved to the Mt Warrigal in 1987 to work on the Port Kembla Grain Terminal construction and from 1990 worked in the South Coast Regional Office of Public Works in Wollongong. Retired in 2009 and moved to Albion Park.

Diploma in Theology conferred 2014 from Charles Sturt University, Canberra.

Churches attended after becoming a Christian in 1974: St Mary's Salvation Army Corp (1975), St Philip's Anglican Church Kingswood (1976 - 1987), St Lukes Anglican Church Warilla (1987 - 1989), Congregational Church Wollongong (1990 - 2000), Grace Church, Shellharbour City formerly South Coast City Church Shellharbour (2000 - 2014), C3 Church Shellharbour (2014-present).

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