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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Maitland council seeking Hall of Fame nominations

Don Adams, John Bell AO OBE, Ruth Cracknell, Athel D’Ombrain AM, Noel Unicomb, Sir Samuel Griffith, Janette Grossman, Cheryl Kernot and Milton Morris AO – the list is endless.

Now, Maitland City Council is calling on residents to nominate outstanding and deserving people to be part of the City of Maitland Hall of Fame 2021.

The prestigious Hall of Fame celebrates exceptional achievements and impacts of individuals from all spheres of the community who have made significant and enduring contributions in diverse fields such as arts, theatre and literature, business and public service, military service, research and education, science and innovation, and sport.

“The City of Maitland Hall of Fame aims to promote pride in local achievement and highlight those who have displayed the highest standards, value and accomplishments,” Maitland City mayor Loretta Baker said.

“I encourage the Maitland community to send in their nominations to honour those that are truly deserving.

“The Hall of Fame already includes some of Maitland’s most successful academics, politicians, artists and sportspeople such as champion boxer Les Darcy and, more recently, Nicholas Enright AM (arts, theatre and literature), sports broadcaster Gary Harley and distinguished academic Sue McNeil.”

To be eligible for consideration for induction, nominees will need to meet the following criteria: strong association with the Maitland LGA (local government area), significant and lasting contribution to their field of endeavour, and be a source of civic pride and inspiration.

Nominations close on Sunday 18 April, with successful nominees to be announced in May.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in June.

Nominations can be completed online at www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/hall-of-fame

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