WINNERS: Australia Day award winners at Monto's ceremony on January 26. Picture: Sam Turner.
WINNERS: Australia Day award winners at Monto's ceremony on January 26. Picture: Sam Turner.

FULL LIST: Every Australia Day award winner

BACKYARD cricket, lamingtons and swimming pools were all in the mix for yesterday’s Australia Day celebrations.

Residents and visitors from across the region packed out public pools, parks, and halls to recognise the tireless efforts of those in the community.

This year, the inaugural North Burnett Regional Australia Day awards was introduced to highlight the abundance of talent of those in the region.

Cilla Pershouse with her Senior Cultural Award for Gayndah, and North Burnett Cultural Award. Picture: Facebook.
Cilla Pershouse with her Senior Cultural Award for Gayndah, and North Burnett Cultural Award. Picture: Facebook.

Mayor Rachel Chambers said Australia Day gave residents across the region an opportunity to come together and celebrate what’s great about being Australian.
“It’s a day to reflect on our achievements as a community and individuals, with the awards showcasing the contributions of our region’s many unsung heroes,” Cr Chambers said.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate an outstanding individual or event — these nominees should be proud of their achievements, and their subsequent nomination.”

Biggenden's Australia Day Award winners. Picture: Facebook.
Biggenden's Australia Day Award winners. Picture: Facebook.

2020 North Burnett Regional Australia Day Award winners

North Burnett Citizen of the Year: Barry and Phyllis Wait

North Burnett Young Citizen of the Year: Brooke Radel

North Burnett Volunteer of the Year: Susan Payne

North Burnett Cultural Award: Cilla Pershouse and Lane West

North Burnett Sports Award: Tarah Stains

2020 North Burnett Australia Day Award Winners

Biggenden

Citizen of the Year: Margaret Stradman

Community Event of the Year: The Battle of Biggenden — Biggenden Rifle Club

Senior Sports Award: Lucas McAskill

Junior Sports Award: Catherine White

Volunteer of the Year Award: Dee Creevey

Eidsvold

Citizen of the Year: Robert Bramley

Young Citizen of the Year: Tiffany Newcombe

Community Event of the Year: Eidsvold Races — Eidsvold Race Club

Junior Sports Award: Kody Pope

Sports Administrator Award: Trevor Croner

Senior Cultural Award: Michelle Croner

Junior Cultural Award: Lane West

Volunteer of the Year Award: Jackie Lindenmayer

Gayndah

Citizen of the Year: Dr Henry Ung

Young Citizen of the Year: Kirsty Taylor

Community Event of the Year: St Joseph’s 100th Celebration — St Joseph’s 100th Celebration Committee

Senior Sports Award: Zac Dann

Junior Sports Award: Kaiden Ratcliff

Sports Administrator Award: Helen Harris

Senior Cultural Award: Cilla Pershouse

Junior Cultural Award: Scotia Spry

Volunteer of the Year Award: Lisa Baker

Monto

Citizen of the Year: Barry and Phyllis Wait

Young Citizen of the Year: Brooke Radel

Community Event of the Year: The Rex Monto — The Rex Resurrection

Senior Sports Award: Hannah Staines

Junior Sports Award: Tarah Staines

Sports Administrator Award: Brieanna Curtis

Senior Cultural Award: Tyrone O’Reilly

Junior Cultural Award: Teely Wolff and Layla Mitchell — ‘TeeLaya’

Volunteer of the Year Award: Georgina Kelly

Mount Perry

Citizen of the Year: Peter Dingle

Young Citizen of the Year: Clay Morton

Community Event of the Year: Santa in the Park

Senior Sports Award: Darrin Jones

Junior Sports Award: Tylor Morton

Senior Cultural Award: Wayne Allen

Junior Cultural Award: Monique Dingle

Volunteer of the Year Award: Louise Wallace

Mundubbera

Citizen of the Year: Bruce Serisier

Young Citizen of the Year: Emma Whelan

Community Event of the Year: 10 Years Celebration — Mundubbera Art Gallery

Senior Sports Award: Lane Mellers

Junior Sports Award: Sophie Zipf

Sports Administrator: Ken Colyer

Senior Cultural Award: Barbara Van Elst

Junior Cultural Award: Jaycia Adams

Volunteer of the Year Award: Susan Payne


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