Australia day awards and citizenship ceremony, January 2016. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
Australia day awards and citizenship ceremony, January 2016. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA250116AUSD

And the true blue Gladstone Australia Day winners are...

Winners of Gladstone Regional Council's 2016 Australia Day Awards are:

Citizen of the Year: Margaret Pengelly

Young Citizen of the Year: Varsicka Kularadhan

Arts & Culture Award: Rosemary Anderson

Senior Sportsperson Award: Chelsea Baker

Young Sportsperson Award: Jack Ireland

Sports Official: Sarah Brennan

Community Event or Initiative: State Emergency Service, Gladstone

Community Volunteer Award: Paul and Betty Smith

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MORE THAN 600 community members gathered at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre last night to grant about 100 people their citizenship, and also to recognise winners of the Australia Day Awards.



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