Murweh Shire Council Honours Citizens at the 2024 Australia Day Awards


The 2024 recipients of the Murweh Shire Australia Day Awards were presented on Friday the 26th of January during the official Australia Day awards ceremony event held at the Charleville Showgrounds.

Mayor Shaun "Zoro" Radnedge of the Murweh Shire Council had the honour of presenting the awards, recognising the remarkable achievements and contributions of individuals and groups within the Shire.

"In celebrating the Australia Day Awards, we pay tribute to those who have shown remarkable selflessness, resilience, and compassion, reflecting the essence of our community," stated Mayor Radnedge.

The 2024 Award Recipients are as follows:

Citizen of the Year

Eileen Lindsay

Eileen exemplifies the true spirit of community service and altruism. Her dedication to the happiness and well-being of others shines through in her various involvements, including Touch Football, Volleyball, Junior Touch Football, Master Blaster Junior Cricket, Junior Netball, and Tennis, among others. Eileen's remarkable contributions make her a true asset to our community.

Community Event or Organisation Award

The Warrego Campdraft Association

Renowned for their annual Campdraft competition, which attracts participants from far and wide, the association has also taken on the responsibility of organizing a New Year's Rodeo, providing a safe and enjoyable celebration for families in the community. Their tireless dedication and selfless efforts make these events possible.

Junior Sports Award

Two Recipients

Zac Jones & Jordyn Thureson

Zac Jones:

At just 15, Zac Jones has represented Darling Downs and South West numerous times as Charleville Junior Cricket's top batsman, earning accolades such as Under 16 Player of the Year and the prestigious O'Connell Family Cricket of the Year award. Remarkably, amidst his sporting achievements, Zac also excels academically, a testament to his dedication and the support of his family.

Jordyn Thureson:

Jordyn Thureson is a rising star in both cricket and athletics. Jordan proudly represents Darling Downs and South West in cricket, showcasing her talent on the field. Beyond cricket, Jordyn's athleticism extends to regional track and field competitions and state cross country events. Notably, in her first year of competition, Jordyn represented Queensland in the National Tetrathlon Competition in Perth, securing an impressive 7th place overall.

Environment Award

Charleville Girl Guides and Charleville Scouts

The Charleville Girl Guides and Scouts have been recognised for their impactful environmental efforts. Their leadership in organizing Clean Up Australia Day events is crucial in maintaining community cleanliness. Additionally, their initiative to collect and recycle bread bag ties not only supports sustainability but also raises vital funds. With badges centred on environmental awareness, they are committed to fostering a greener future. From event clean-ups to ANZAC Day vigils, their dedication to community involvement and environmental stewardship is commendable, setting a shining example for all.