Com­mu­nity heroes hon­oured

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Quiet achiev­ers of the Roe­bourne com­mu­nity were com­mended at Ngar­luma Yind­jibarndi Foun­da­tion’s 10th an­nual Un­sung Hero Awards last Satur­day.

The awards, hosted at Ngurin Cul­tural Cen­tre, celebrate Roe­bourne role mod­els and res­i­dents who have gone out of their way to im­prove life in town.

Among award re­cip­i­ents this year were the Lock­yer fam­ily, for their work in run­ning the NAIDOC Foot­ball Carnival, and the Sandy fam­ily, for their ef­forts in mak­ing Roe­bourne a bet­ter place to be.

The Yir­ra­m­a­gardu Crew and Ju­luwarlu Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion were awarded for work in clean­ing up the town and pre­serv­ing Roe­bourne’s cul­ture.

Tarkyn Tucker, Glo­ria Lee and Terry Wil­son’s ef­forts in the ed­u­ca­tion field were com­mended.

Ian Wally, Lynette Wil­son and Glo­ria New­land got a nod for their heal­ing on coun­try pro­gram, which aims to sup­port fam­i­lies be­reaved by sui­cide or tragic loss.

In­di­vid­ual award win­ners in­cluded Dar­ius Parker, Mav­er­ick Aubrey, Wil­liam Hicks, Deanne Alec, Roslyn Alec, Nel­lie Con­nors, Michael Boona and Shenara Smith.

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

Pansy Hicks and Su­san Shirtliff ac­cept Yir­ra­m­a­gardu Crew's award.

Tootsie Daniels ac­cepts Ju­luwarlu's award.

Glo­ria Lee and Clin­ton Walker.

Mav­er­ick Aubrey

Dar­ius Parker

Ian Wally and Glo­ria New­land.

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