Bob was awarded the honour alongside some of the community’s greatest contributors, recognised for their outstanding service, at Australia Day celebrations at Glengallan Homestead and Stanthorpe’s Weeroona Park on Friday 26 January.
Bob Townshend was appointed Southern Downs Town Crier in 2011 and has since volunteered his time and booming voice to welcoming people to a variety of events across the region.
In 2017, Mr Townshend defended his title of Australian Senior Champion Town Crier at the Australian Town Crier Championships and gained a third place in the Champion of Champions.
Mr Townshend has also presented a greeting from the Mayor of the Southern Downs to the Mayor of Warwick in England.
Southern Downs Mayor Cr Tracy Dobie extended her congratulations to all Australia Day Award recipients.
“These individuals exemplify why we should all be proud to be Southern Downs citizens and this is an opportunity to recognise them and to say thank you for their service to the community.
“These awards recognise the contribution these accomplished individuals and groups have made to enrich our communities. Their service is an inspiration to all of us and captures the very essence of the Australian spirit.”
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