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Cessnock City residents living in the Hall of Fame


Reg Lindsay, Len Evans, Arthur Francis CSC OAM, Robert Thompson, Trevor King OAM, Frank Rickwood OBE, John Sattler and Simon “The Wizard” Whitlock… the list is endless.

Now, Cessnock City Council hopes to add another name or two to its revered Hall of Fame.

So, if you know a deserving local, don’t hesitate to nominate them from today.

Established in 2006, the City of Cessnock Hall of Fame celebrates individuals and families who have attained tremendous achievements in their chosen field, while maintaining a strong association with the LGA.

Recent inductees include newly-elected Hunter MP, Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Dan Repacholi for his successful shooting career, and Uncle Les Elvin for his distinguished efforts towards education and art for Cessnock City’s Aboriginal community. 

Mayor Jay Suvaal said the Hall of Fame was a wonderful opportunity to recognise exceptional residents in the community.

“The Cessnock LGA is home to so many talented people,” he explained.

“So, the Hall of Fame is one of the ways we pay tribute to these high achievers.

“I encourage residents who can think of someone who deserves to be recognised to get a nomination in.

“Those who are inducted in the Hall of Fame are recognised on the Wall of Fame at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, as well as on commemorative plaques in gardens across the LGA.”

Following the nomination period, a City of Cessnock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in early 2023.

Nominations – in the categories of arts, sport, public service, science, business and meritorious families – are open from Thursday 1 September until 5pm on Friday 11 November.

To pick up a form, along with guidelines of entry, go to

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