Monto marks Aus­tralia Day

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

RES­I­DENTS from across the Monto town­ship and be­yond gath­ered for Aus­tralia Day on Sun­day.

More than 100 spec­ta­tors packed Monto Pub­lic Pool to cel­e­brate as res­i­dents were recog­nised for their tire­less ef­forts, and more than a dozen new cit­i­zens were wel­comed. Mayor Rachel Cham­bers,

Aus­tralian Par­a­lympic pow­er­lift­ing coach Wil­liam Nan­car­row and Mem­ber for Flynn Ken O’Dowd spoke about pride and spirit.

Cr Cham­bers said Aus­tralians share the free­dom to choose how we spend Aus­tralia Day. “It’s this free­dom which makes be­ing an Aus­tralian such a priv­i­lege,” she said.

Pic­tures: Sam Turner

TRUE BLUE CEL­E­BRA­TION: Melinda Jones, David Boyd, Estelle Boyd, and Carly Baker-Burn­ham at Monto's Aus­tralia Day cer­e­mony.

Ty­rone O'Reilly re­ceives the Se­nior Cul­tural Award.

Ge­orgina Kelly ac­cepts the Vol­un­teer of the Year award.

Wil­liam Nan­car­row takes the mi­cro­phone at Monto's Aus­tralia Day cer­e­mony.

Coun­cil­lor Paul Lobegeier pre­sent­ing the awards at Monto's Aus­tralia Day cer­e­mony.

Brieanna Cur­tis takes the mic af­ter be­ing named the Sports Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Year.

Mayor Rachel Cham­bers wel­comes ev­ery­one to the Monto cer­e­mony.

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