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Murphy dubbed Citizen of the Year in belated Oz day awards

Beef Australia chairman Geoff Murphy with some of the 30,000 fence panels used at Beef Australia 2012.
Beef Australia chairman Geoff Murphy with some of the 30,000 fence panels used at Beef Australia 2012. Allan Reinikka

ROCKHAMPTON Region's outstanding achievers, volunteers and sportspeople are being recognised for their professionalism, dedication and community contributions in the 2013 Australia Day Awards.

Due to the recent flooding and weather events, the original Australia Day Award ceremony was cancelled.

 

However these awards will be presented to recipients in the near future.

 

Rockhampton Region Mayor, Councillor Margaret Strelow, said she was proud to announce the 2013 Award recipients which range from long-serving business people to community volunteers.

"I'm proud to honour and celebrate our outstanding local heroes for their wonderful achievements, particularly in a time when our community is starting to recover from the recent floods," Mayor Strelow said.

"All our recipients have contributed to our local community in one way or another from building and supporting local businesses to volunteering countless hours to charities, the arts or our wonderful festivals.

"Our Citizen of the Year, Geoff Murphy, has dedicated more than 30 years helping build local businesses and organisations through his invaluable work on many local and community boards.

"Our Young Citizen of the Year, Clarence Mitchell, at just 16 years of age displays humility, respect and fairness beyond his years in his chosen sport of boxing - he is truly an inspiring role model.

"I congratulate all our wonderful recipients for their tireless efforts and dedication. Your Australian qualities of community spirit, helping those in need or simply being the best you can is extraordinary."
 

2013 Australia Day Award recipients:

  • Citizen of the Year - Geoff Murphy
  • Young Citizen of the Year - Clarence Mitchell
  • Community Service Award - John Millroy
  • Community Service Award - Diana and Clyde Wode
  • Cultural Award - Annie and Keith Hare
  • Sportsperson of the Year - Joseph Rudolph
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year - Blake Rutherford
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year - Douglas Buckley

Judges for the 2013 Australia Day Awards were Mayor Margaret Strelow; Camille Steinberger - Mount Morgan Promotion and Development; Brian Fisher - Capricorn Coast Business Alliance; Mrs Pat Fitzgerald - Gracemere Community Voice; and Mary Carroll - Capricorn Enterprise.

Topics:  australia day awards citizen of the year floods 2013 geoff murphy mayor margaret strelow rockhampton regional council



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