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19 COAST IDENTITIES RECOGNISED IN QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS

On the Central Coast, generosity was the common thread among the 19 local identities honoured as part of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations.

The Marine Discovery Centre’s John Asquith has been recognised for 50 years of dedicated service to the environment.

Other recipients include:

Jack Anastas – OAM – recognised for service to the welfare of veterans and to the community
Morry Breen – OAM – recognised for service to the game of rugby league and to industrial relations
James Castley – OAM – recognised for service to the community through a range of roles
Julie Dolan – OAM – recognised for significant service to football, including her pioneering role as a former captain of the Matildas
Margaret Hardy – OAM – recognised for service to the arts through a range of roles
Merril Jackson – OAM – recognised for service to community history
Vicki Kerr – OAM – recognised for service to netball and the community
Herbert Leake – OAM – recognised for service to the community of the Central Coast
Scott Levi – OAM – recognised for service to the broadcast media industry and to the community
Jocelyn Maughan – OAM – recognised for service to the visual arts and to education
Warren Mills – OAM – recognised for service to the community of North Gosford
Edwin Morris – OAM – recognised for service to the community of Mangrove Mountain
Robin Norling – OAM – recognised (posthumously) for service to the visual arts and to education
Colin Paulson – OAM – recognised for service to youth through Scouts and to the community
Vivien Paulson – OAM – recognised for service to youth through Scouts and to the community
Neil Thompson – OAM – recognised for service to the community through social welfare organisations

John Gralton – Australian Police Medal – for a 40 year career with the NSW Police
Wayne Young – Australian Fire Service Medal – for a 30 year career as a firefighter

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About Jacinta Lee

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Jacinta Lee is a reporter for NBN News on the Central Coast. Prior to joining the NBN team, Jacinta worked as a reporter and newsreader for radio stations in Newcastle and Canberra. She graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Communication in 2017.

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