Fun and awards in the cool

ABOVE: Greg Baker listens to the speeches on Australia Day at Bonalbo. Photos: Susanna Freymark

Australia Day at Bonalbo is always a bit different.

There’s the weighing of the cane toads, the throwing of the gumboots, a bit of golf putting and $100 prizes for the most Aussie costume.

There is an abundance of food made by the CWA.

And there is of course, the Australia Day Awards.

On a steaming hot day, the awards were announced in the cool of the air-conditioned Bonalbo Bowlo.

Here are the award winners.

Young Citizen of the Year Alex Hampson

Kyogle mayor Kylie Thomas with Alex Hampson.

Citizen of the Year Paddy Kirkley

Paddy Kirkley, on the left, with other nominee Merril Carr.

Creative Arts Person of the Year Graeme Waldron

Artist Graeme Waldron runs the local hardware store.

Community Organisation/Event of the Year Bonalbo Art Alliance

Kylie Thomas with Vilya de Tozser who accepted the award on behalf of the Bonalbo Arts Alliance.

Here are photos from Australia Day at Bonalbo.

See photos from Australia Day at Woodburn here.

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