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Australia Day award recipients in Eurobodalla

Congratulations to the Eurobodalla recipients of Australia Day awards

Member of the Order (AM)

Member of the Order (AM)

Rodrick John Parker, Batehaven. For significant service to community music through pipe and drum bands. Highland Pipes and Drums: Honorary Life Member, since 2005. Tutor, since 1999. Founder, 1999. Batemans Bay Soldiers Club Pipe Band: Pipe Major, current. Tutor, since 2013. Teacher and tutor for a range of bands, including: Federal Police Pipe Band/Canberra City Pipes and Drums. Queanbeyan Pipe Band. Scots School Albury, 2011-2012. NSW Irish Pipe Band. Canberra Celtic Pipe Band. Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band. Goulburn Soldiers Club Pipes and Drums

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Leslie Arnould, Surf Beach. For service to veterans and their families. Returned Services League, Batemans Bay • Secretary, current. • Pensions Officer, current. Wollongong South Coast Legacy, Batemans Bay Club • President, 2014 - 2016. • Vice President, 2012 - 2014. • Legatee, since 1999; Group Secretary, current. • Former Board Member.

Peter Geoffrey Freeman. For service to architecture.

• Conservation Architect, Peter Freeman Pty Ltd, since 1984. • New South Wales heritage conservation projects have included: o Moruya Quarry Wharf; o Presbyterian Manse, Moruya. • Tasmanian heritage conservation projects have included: o Hobart Town Hall; o University of Tasmania's Domain House; o Theatre Royal. • Australian Capital Territory heritage conservation projects have included: o Manning Clark House; o Conservation Management Plan for Reid Streetscape; o CSIRO Westridge House;

John Tice Gellibrand, Narooma. For service to the community of the Eurobodalla. Narooma Legacy Group • Chair, 2012-2018 • Member, since 1993. Eurobodalla Canine Club • President, 1994-1998. • Treasurer, 1998-2005. • Founding Member, 1995. Eurobodalla Transport Service • Driver, 1992-2002. • Former President, Management Committee. Eurobodalla Orchid Club • Former Treasurer. • Foundation Member. Awards and recognition includes: • Recipient, Club Person of the Year, Eurobodalla Canine Club, 2001. • Recipient, Life Membership, Eurobodalla Canine Club. • Recipient, Life Membership, Eurobodalla Orchid Club.

Janette Ceipha and John Ernest Griffiths, Narooma. For service to the community of the NSW South Coast.

John and Janette have been the co-managers and operators of the Narooma Kinema since 2005.

Catherine Margaret Lawler, Cadgee. For service to conservation and the environment. • Foundation Member, Access For All, since 1999. • Patron, Wandera's Trail Horse Riding Club, current; Past President; Founder. • Member, Far South Coast Regional Advisory Committee, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2004-2015. • Member, Heritage Advisory Committee, Eurobodalla Shire Council, current.

And Eurobodalla will enjoy learning that much loved ABC South East’s Margaret Sirl of Bega for service to domestic horticulture, and to the community. Margaret has been the host of South East Gardening, ABC South East Radio, since 1988. A full list of recipients is available at the Governor-General’s website.

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