Lane recognised for his cultural pursuits
EIDSVOLD student Lane West came away with two pieces of silverware following the Australia Day awards ceremony on January 26.
Not only did he receive the Junior Cultural Award for Eidsvold, he also won the North Burnett regional culture award.
Lane has been working tirelessly in the community, sharing his indigenous culture and dance to the community.
His dance programs and didge-making abilities even saw him feature on Channel 10’s Totally Wild in December.
He confessed to being tired that morning, and was nearly about to head back to bed after he won the junior culture award.
“I was really happy that I won the first award, then the next minute they called my name for the regional award,” Lane said.
With the award taking him by surprise, Lane kept his speech short and sweet, but wanted to thank the community for both of his awards.
“I also wanted to thank Graeme Weatherburn, because if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t know how to make a didge, or play one.”
“That’s how my journey started.”
CULTURAL AWARD WINNER: Eidsvold student Lane West shows off his North Burnett Regional Cultural Award and Eidsvold Junior Cultural Award.