Teenager wins a top sporting award

Hannah Carroll, Chrissy Gilligan and John Collins were the recipients of this year’s Australia Day sports awards. Teenager Hannah Carroll won the Kerrigungi award which recognises representative sporting achievements. Last year Hannah represented Cobar in a number of sports including netball and athletics. Hannah won the NSW Discus State Championship […]


Awards recognise community service

The Cobar community came out to support the nominees of this year’s Australia Day Awards which were presented in a ceremony at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool on Friday. Colleen Boucher was awarded the Bossie Mitchell Services to the Community Award. She had some tough competition with 15 nominations in […]


Australia Day ambassador successful in multiple fields

Cobar’s 2018 Australia Day Ambassador is John Kundereri Moriarty AM, who has overcome adversity to achieve great success in multiple fields. Mr Moriarty is a life-long advocate for Aboriginal equality, reconciliation and cultural preservation. He is co-founder and co-chairman of The Nangala Project, a not-for-profit initiative which creates sustainable opportunities […]

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Australia Day awards recognise volunteers

Locals who have given freely of their time and skills to make Cobar a better community to live in have been honoured with Australia Day awards. At this year’s Australia Day awards ceremony on Thursday at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool, locals heard about the work that Citizen of the […]

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Many worthy nominees for Australia Day sports awards

Local clay target shooters Robert Thompson and Scott Brydon were named as joint winners of this year’s Australia Day Sportsperson of the Year award. Swimmer Makaila Gordon won the Kerrigundi Award and Ben Trudgett was awarded the Services to Sport trophy. Cobar’s Australia Day event coordinator John Martin said it’s […]