Allans Flat farming family recognised for long and proud history on the land
Posted October 12, 2015
CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (13:32): I add my words of congratulations to Tasmanian honey growers, but I have to say that north-east Victoria outcompetes every single time.
It gives me great pleasure today to welcome to parliament men and women of six Australian families who hold a unique place in our history. They have been recognised today by the Australian Century Farm and Station Awards program. To the Foley family from Cullerin in New South Wales, to the Sheridan family from Collector in New South Wales, to the Warwick family from Cradock in South Australia, to the Evans family from Cobar in New South Wales, to the Reardon family from Collector in New South Wales and, most importantly, to the Glass family from Redlands, Allans Flat, Victoria: it is fantastic to acknowledge you and your families and your contribution to our community.
These awards have been initiated by the Collector and District Historical Association and coordinated by Kelly Aitken. The history, the photography and the memorabilia are now gifted to the prestigious Noel Butlin Archives at the ANU. I call on all my colleagues here in parliament to encourage families, particularly those who have a history of over 100 years on their properties, to register with the Australian Century Farm and Station Awards for the 2016 program.
In closing, I congratulate those of our Australian families who, together with their communities, have been working for 100 years plus to make this the wonderful country what it is.