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Australia Day Awards

Reflect.  Respect.  Celebrate.  We’re all part of the Story was the theme for Australia Day in 2021.

Our Australia Day in Tenterfield promised to be another wonderful morning of music, recognition and celebration of our multicultural Nation.

The event moved from Bruxner Park to the undercover forecourt at the Tenterfield High School, 89 High Street, Tenterfield with Tenterfield Lions Club members providing a free breakfast from 8.15 am, and warm up entertainment provided by the Granite Belt Community Band.

The formal part of the Australia Day celebration commenced at 9.00 am and included the Welcome to Country, Australia Day Blessing and Australia Day Award presentations.

A great musical line up for this totally free event included the Granite Belt Community Band, local musicians Jess Lockwood and Dom Clarke on his 12 string guitar, with the event being rounded off by resident band Fugarwie playing a selection of Australian hits.

“Unfortunately COVID has greatly impacted all Australia Day events this year and we have been unable to arrange for an Ambassador to attend our celebration”, Mayor Peter Petty said.

Nominations for the Australia Day Awards were also diminished but there were still wonderful local heros and heroines to celebrate and winners of the Awards for 2021 are as follows:

  • Citizen of the Year – Mr John Charles Burton
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Phoebe Kate Cooper
  • Emergency Services Volunteer of the Year or Group –Mr Neville Smith
  • Community Event of the Year – Grassroots Enduro “Tenterfield Terror”

Award Winners – Grassroots Enduro, Duncan Scott-Irving, John Burton and Phoebe Cooper pictured with Mayor Peter Petty and Deputy Mayor Greg Sauer.

Volunteer of the Year Neville Smith and Mayor Peter Petty

The Urbenville community also celebrated Australia Day 2021 with a BBQ and games and included Australia Day Awards for:

  • Citizen of the Year – Thelma Cook
  • Emergency Services Volunteer of the Year or Group – Urbenville Rural  Fire Service

Urbenville Award Winners Thelma Cook and the Urbenville RFS

The Tenterfield community thanks each and every one of our Award winners and those who also received nominations.

Reflect.  Respect.  Celebrate.