2019 Australia Day Awards

Dickson Citizen of the Year 2019 – Carmel Bond

​This week’s photo is not an old photo but a photo of a very proud older person.  What an amazing Australia Day it has been this year where I received two unexpected Australia Day Awards, the Moreton Bay Regional Council Arts and Culture Award and the Dickson Citizen of the Year Award.  

​I believe that the MBRC Arts and Culture Award does not just acknowledge me personally but also acknowledges Dayboro District Historical Society Inc. in its endeavour to record the history of our wonderful town and district.  It also acknowledges the fact that we do not just live in the past but are very much involved in the present with our members volunteering at the Dayboro Information Centre daily and doing everything possible to promote our region.

​The Dickson Citizen of the Year Award is a more personal award and one that I am very humbled to have received.  

​I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the many congratulatory messages that have been sent to me.

Carmel Bond,

President, Dayboro District Historical Society Inc. and Co-ordinator, Dayboro Information Centre