Watt a champion

Kathy Watt crosses the line to win gold for Australia in the women's road race at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.

In 1992, Warragul born cyclist Kathy Watt shocked the world on the biggest stage when she claimed gold at the Barcelona Olympics in the women’s road race. The daughter of Warragul optometrist and renowned marathon runner Geoff Watt, Kathy was

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OAM for Warragul’s Anne Atkin

Warragul’s Anne Atkin, pictured in front of one of numerous of the paintings she has done, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia general division (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Diagnosed as having Parkinson’s disease 20 years ago Mrs Atkin has provided support for many others in a similar situation.

When a letter arrived telling Warragul woman Anne Atkin that she was to be made a Member of the Order of Australia (general division) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours it came as a bit of a shock. But it

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OAM awarded to Bunyip’s Tony Arrigo

Bunyip local Tony Arrigo was awarded an Order of Australia medal for his tireless work in the community.

The awarding of an Order of Australia (OAM) to Bunyip’s Antonio (Tony) Arrigo in the Australia Day honours has come at an appropriate time. One of the numerous local organisations to which he has devoted his energies over many years,

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Double honour

Drouin couple Vin and Judy Bibby were amongst yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Drouin couple Vin and Judy Bibby, yesterday awarded Medals of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours list, have reached across many community groups in the district over more than 50 years. Their voluntary work, mostly independent

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OAM for Peter Rowse

Warragul’s newest Member of the Order of Australia Peter Rowse relaxes at home after being informed of the award in recognition of almost six decades of service to the community through a range of church organisations.

Warragul resident Peter Rowse was taken completely by surprise when informed he was to be made a Member of the Order of Australia (OAM). The award announced in the Queen’s Birthday honours list yesterday was for Mr Rowse’s service to

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Queen’s birthday honours for Don and Alan

Don Blackley was named in yesterday's Queen's Birthday honours list with fellow West Gippslander Alan Ryan.

Two Baw Baw shire residents, Alan Ryan of Warragul and Don Blackley of Drouin, were recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours announced yesterday. Both were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia General Division (OAM) for their services

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