At Uringa Orienteers, we are lucky enough to have some members who are really pivotal in the sport’s development in Australia. One, Dave Lotty, is the Uringa Orienteers’ Treasurer, Cartographer and also a titan of orienteering in Australia.
He has been a founder of both key clubs around Sydney (including Uringa Orienteers) and the Orienteering Association of NSW, serving in numerous roles for decades.
On the national level, Dave has been active in the national OFA which morphed into our current national body, Orienteering Australia. In Orienteering Australia, he has been a Secretary, Director, chaired its Mapping Committee and been its Fixture Coordinator.
For all his work over decades, Dave has been recipient of high awards, such as the OFA Silva Award for Services to Orienteering in 1991, Lifetime Membership to ONSW, and has recently been inducted into Orienteering Australia’s Hall of Fame.
Some of Dave’s most important work has been in drawing maps for the sport of orienteering in this state. As a professional draftsman, he produced most of the early orienteering maps in NSW, drawing maps but also field-working them.
As an example of this work, all 14 versions of the map of Centennial Park in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (now a permanent course) were produced by Dave! You can see a portion of his lovely Centennial Park map in the background of this website.