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January 26, 2020

Each Australia Day, Hunter’s Hill Council is proud to honour our citizens who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the betterment of our places and people.

Mayor Mark Bennett was thrilled to recognise the contributions of our outstanding citizens, and welcome 27 new Australians to our community and country.

Mayor Bennett was joined by Trent Zimmerman, our federal MP, and 2019 Citizen of the Year Peter Astridge, who generously shared his story and experience with the audience.

100 people were treated to performances by 2018 Citizen of the Year, Jenny Nylund and 2020 Young Citizen of the Year, Jordyn Richards

A big thank you to Gary Bird, who loves this special ceremony so much he keeps saying yes when we ask him to MC… 2020 is his 8th year and he just keeps getting better.

 

Congratulations to Gay Harris, our Citizen of the Year.

Gay works tirelessly as a volunteer at IRT aged care facility located at Woolwich. She assists with many outings and events for the elderly residents.Her weekly movie afternoon, where she provides her delicious home made afternoon teas are very popular, and she is always helping residents with the shopping outings, and assisting with their mobility to attend outings and at IRT.

We are proud to recognise Gay’s contribution.

 

 

 

The Hunters Hill Historical Society were honoured for their community project, “A Brief History of Hunters Hill”. This included research and publication of the booklet, which is free of charge and also available online. https://huntershillmuseum.org.au/?page_id=899

 

 

 

Young Citizen of the Year is Jordyn Richards. Jordyn has performed at our Australia Day events over the past 5 years, and never thought she’d receive this honour. It was our honour to recognise her, as Jordyn has made a truly invaluable contribution over a number of years in service to the local community through the arts, as a talented singer and performer. (She also performed an incredible version of I am Australian today).

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