Australia Day Moyne Shire Awards 2010

Julie receives her award

Julie receives her award

Hawkesdale was proud to celebrate with and publicly acknowledge the efforts of two of its residents at the Moyne Shire Council Australia Day Celebration Tuesday 26 January 2010.

The first community award went to Mrs Julie Bos, who runs the local Post Office. Julie was awarded for her fine efforts and sheer hard voluntary work in many community activities including the following.:-

  •  management, operations and appearance of the local Swimming Pool.
  • management of and fundraising for the local Shire Hall
  • voluntary audit work for local community organisations
  • active role on HADDAC (Hawkesdale and District Development and Action Committee) in the beautiful appearance of our town and Apex Park
  • expanding her post office to also providing basic provisions when the local milk bar closed down.
  • and many other activities

The second award was Junior Citizen Award to Jack Keegan, the Hawkesdale P12 College School Captain of 2009. Jack has been involved in many school and community activities, including the following:-

  •  an awardee of a  gold Duke of Edinburgh medal
  • member of the Moyne Shire Junior  Council
  • Hawkesdale P12 College School Captain 2009
  • Hakwesdale P12 College SRC member
  • School representative at local, district and state level sporting activities
  • Successful member and player for several local sporting clubs
  • Participant in the 444,000 trees project
  • Involvement in the Willatook Hall and Reserve community activities

Congratulations to these two community members! A big thank you to them for their contributions to our community and to all those other unsung community volunteers!

Hawkesdale community members with Julie at the celebrations

Hawkesdale community members with Julie at the celebrations

Australia Day Breakfast

Our national flag 

On January 26th, Australia celebrates Australia Day. However, Monday is now the designated public holiday as the 26th falls on a Saturday in 2008. Hawkesdale celebrated on the Saturday.

Hawkesdale street centre
Hawkesdale helped jumpstart the celebrations with a breakfast organised and provided by HADDAC,(Hawkesdale and District Development Action Committee). Approximately 95 residents and visitors attended this function. Several speeches were made as part of the formalities, one by our local shire councillor, Mr Gerald Madden and others by the president and secretary of Haddac and Erin Habel who outlined the background to the new signpost which is soon to be erected near Apex Park, as part of a CBI Project.

Erin speaking re signpost


 This signpost will feature buildings and sites of historical interest, with a mud map of the town. Our national anthem was sung with pride.

Breakfast MenuThe bbq in action
variety of cereals
yoghurt and stewed fruits
toast and spreads
eggs (fried and scrambled) and bacon
tea and coffee/orange juice

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