City salutes long-standing residents
Campbelltown City’s long-standing residents and organisations were acknowledged at the 2018 Jubilee Awards presentation at Campbelltown Civic Centre on Wednesday 18 July.
The Jubilee Awards recognise individuals in Campbelltown who have lived in or contributed to the community for 50 years or more, or Aboriginal community members or groups who have lived in or contributed to the community for 30 years or more.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, hosted a civic reception for eight individuals and representatives of three organisations, to acknowledge and celebrate their combined 550 years of living, growing and working in Campbelltown.
Cr Brticevic thanked the award recipients for their contribution, making special mention that they shared the milestone with the Campbelltown itself, which was declared a city 50 years ago.
“Earlier this year, Campbelltown celebrated two milestones in its history – half a century since it was declared a city and the first electric train pulling into the railway station.
“Our Jubilee Awards recipients witnessed those two great events, as well as the many important moments that followed.
“They are part and parcel of our collective history, and the memories they pass on to their children, grandchildren and new residents are an important link that strengthens the ties between us all as well as those who came before us.”
Individual recipients were: Anita and Gerard Bakkers, Jan and Garry Munro, Dale and Garry King, and Margaret and Gary Locke.
Organisation recipients: The Burns Association of Physical Culture, Cameron Brae Group, and Campbelltown Liverpool District Pistol Club.
For more information or to nominate for next year’s awards, visit www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/jubileeawards.