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Monday, 26 May 2003
Page: 14964


Mr BALDWIN (9:05 PM) —I rise tonight to recognise the Paterson Centenary Medal recipients. The Centenary Medal was created to recognise the achievements of members of the Australian community at the time of the Centenary of Federation, to honour persons who have contributed to Australian society or government. I will hold a presentation ceremony this Saturday to present the recipients with their medals.

The Paterson recipients are Lynne Allen-Brown AM, Barrington, for service to Australian society through St John's Ambulance; Jeanette Antrum, Salamander Bay, for long and outstanding service with Meals on Wheels; Alan Cameron Archer, Paterson, for service to the Paterson Historical Society and for preserving natural and Aboriginal history; Gabrielle Anna Barlow-Smith, Forster, for service to the Nabiac community; Clifford Barnett, Stroud, for service to the Stroud community; Loretta Fay Bartlett, Forster, for service to the community; Craig Baumann, Medowie, for outstanding service to the development of the region through membership on the local council; Harold Beresford Benson, Lemon Tree Passage, for community service; Kevin Nathaniel Black-Thornton, for service to youth; Peter Bloomfield, Nelsons Plains, for service to the Newcastle community through amateur theatre and charity; Shirley Bloomfield, Nelsons Plains, for service to Newcastle amateur theatre and community; William Charles Bobbins OAM, Raymond Terrace, for service to the community; Tim Bowden AM, Pacific Palms, for service as a local radio presenter and as a nationally recognised author; Henry Francis Boyle, Wallalong, for service to the history of the Lower Hunter Valley; Keith Gervase Campbell, Nelson Bay, for service to the promotion of Nelson Bay; Leslie Carter-Woodberry, for service to the sport of athletics in the Newcastle-Hunter region; Dr John Charles Clement, Smiths Lake, for long and outstanding service to health; Pauline Mary Clements, Paterson, for service to the community; Rex Thomas Coombes, Nelson Bay, for service to the community; Lorraine Crapp-Forster, for service to Australian society through the sport of swimming; James Patrick Dooley, Summer Hill, for outstanding service to the community; Royce Dorney, Markwell, for long and outstanding service as an employer in the region through the timber industry; Peter Doyle, Vacy, for service to the dairy industry and the scouting and guiding movements; Ann Denise Field, Forster, for service to the community of Nabiac; Robin Fisher, Pacific Palms, for services to palliative care; Elizabeth Mary Fisher, Pacific Palms, for services to palliative care; Margaret Ann Flannery, Dungog, for service to the community; Reginald Leslie Ford, Clarence Town; for service as Chief Custodian of Clarence Town Local History and Maritime Museum; Heath Wesley Francis OAM, Booral, for service to sport and youth; Brian Gilligan, Raymond Terrace, for service to the community through environmental education and conservation; Roscoe Graham-Taylor, Dungog, for service to Australian society through the advancement of social issues; Hilton Ross Grugeon, Berry Park, for outstanding service to local development and philanthropy; Gaye Rosemary Hart AM, Paterson, for service to Australian society through the Australian Council for Overseas Aid; Bryce Ernest Higgins, Tuncurry, for service to the community and to local history; Cynthia Hunter, Raymond Terrace, for service to the local history; Edward Sydney Ingram OAM, Hawks Nest, for heroism in defence of the nation and service to the local community; Jack Edward Ireland, Bulahdelah, for local and community service, including the Bulahdelah Nursing Home; Maureen Ann Kelly, North Arm Cove, for service to the community; Karlene Kiem, Beresfield, for service to sport through amateur swimming; Beatrice May MacKinnon, Forster, for service to art through the Great Lakes Art Society; Robert Brooker Maher AM, Paterson, for service to the Centenary of Federation celebrations; James Waters, Gloucester, for service to the Gloucester State Emergency Service Unit; Margaret Mason, Gloucester, for long service to the community as a councillor; Anne Lynette McDonald, Dungog, for outstanding service to the community through local government and aged care; Constance Irene McDonald, Hawks Nest, for service to the community of Hawks Nest; Rory Milne, Corlette, for service to the community of Nelson Bay; Barbara Joan Musgrove, Lemon Tree Passage, for service to the community; Bessie Nurse, Raymond Terrace, for service to the Centenary of Federation celebrations; Robert Thomas Owen, Lemon Tree Passage, for service to the community; Mary Penny, Fingal Bay, for service to the community; Judith Pereira, Stroud, for service to the community, particularly through the Stroud brick-throwing committee; Peter John Phillipson, Fingal Bay, for service to the community; Glenys Marion Plowman, Raymond Terrace, for service to the Centenary of Federation celebrations; Colin Richard Reddel, Corlette, for service to the family festival to celebrate Anzac Day; Noel John Ridgeway, Tanilba Bay, for service to the community and the arts; Moira Saunderson, Raymond Terrace, for community service; Joseph Sepos, Allworth, for outstanding service to the Stroud-Allworthy region, particularly through transport; Victor John Sharman, Thornton, for service to the Indigenous veterans' community; Hope Simpson, Karuah, for community service; Father Tony Stace, Forster, for service to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians; Barry Leonard Stonham, Tuncurry, for service to the Tuncurry community through sport and the environment; Wilfred John Thompson, Corlette, for service to the community; Peter Macquarie Toms OAM RFD, Medowie, for service as member for Maitland and through the Australian Defence Force; Leonard Keith Toms, Nelson Bay, for service to the community; Kenneth Ward-Harvey, Raymond Terrace, for service to the community; Councillor John Haydon Wearne AM, Bingara, for service to the Centenary of Federation celebrations; Robert William Wilkinson, Medowie, for service to the community; Tahn Woolmer, Tanilba Bay, for service to the Centenary of Federation celebrations as a youth envoy; June Wright, Failford, for service to the community through history; and the late Paul Downey, forservices to the Booral and Stroud communities. I recommend these people as fine and outstanding Australians.