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Upper Hunter’s Australia Day 2016 celebrations and nominations

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Upper Hunter Shire residents will celebrate Australia Day 26 January 2016 with the following events:


Aberdeen Rose Garden

7.00am-9.30am – bacon and egg rolls provided by Aberdeen Lions Club for a gold coin donation.

Aberdeen Sports & Recreation Club

9.00am, golf – 3 person Ambrose.

1.00pm – lunch, Ambassador Address and Awards Ceremony. Lunch is $20.00 per person, bookings are to be made with the Aberdeen Sports & Recreation Club on 6543 7226.

4.00pm – bowls.


Council Chambers, Corner Liverpool and Main streets, Scone

10.30am – Ambassador Address, Awards Ceremony, Citizenship Ceremony, entertainment by Scone RSL Pipes & Drums and Scone Singers. Refreshments will be provided in the foyer at the conclusion.

12noon-4.00pm – free admission at Scone Memorial Swimming Pool. There will be a free sausage sizzle provided by Scone Lions, Sparkles the Clown, jumping castle, novelty events and DJ music.


Wilson Memorial Oval, Murrurundi

8.00am – Murra Country Markets

11.00am –Grand Parade.

12 noon – Ambassador Address and Awards Ceremony.

1.00pm – Games, BBQ and novelty events.

3.00pm – Cricket match.

4.00pm-7.00pm – free pool entry

Merriwa and Cassilis

Cassilis Bowling Club

11.00am –Ambassador Address and Awards Ceremony.

12 noon Free BBQ lunch.

Merriwa Pool

2.00pm-6.00pm – free pool entry


Australia Day Award nominations:

Aberdeen: John Presland, Paul Hobbs, Elizabeth Birch, Lorena Croft, Kelsey French, Bethanee Lloyd, Aberdeen Local Studies Group, Aberdeen Care Package Cadets, Aberdeen Community Caring, and Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life.

Murrurundi: Rodney Swansborough, Talia Bruce, Debbie Eather, Murrurundi Meals on Wheels, Rachel Brown, Murrurundi Rotary Club, Lachlan Bryce and Missy Peters.

Merriwa: Jim Alker, Barbara Wightman, John Cronin, Michael Nutt, Kay Burgess, Cassilis Public School, Richard Wilkinson and Elizabeth Hagley.

Scone: Margaret Cooper, Janice Cameron, John Paradice, Anne Davies, Kirsten Smith, Sophie Dawson, Alexandria Field, Chloe Hollingsworth, Tyler Kelly and TransCare Hunter Ltd, Scone & Upper Hunter Historical Society, Lions Club of Scone and Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre.


Wayne Bedggood


Photo caption: Murrurundi’s 2015 Australia Day Sportstar of the Year, Stephanie Mostyn and Young Sportstar of the Year, Emily Bramley.