2024 Australia Day Breakfast & Awards – Eudunda

Australia Day Award Winners 2024
Australia Day Award Winners 2024
Eudunda - Valley of Hidden Treasures Logo

Some 170 people came to the Eudunda Centenary Gardens on the morning of the 26th January 2024 to celebrate Australia Day and congratulate some of those who work hard for our community.

The Eudunda Community, Business and Tourism Committee (ECBAT) Committee were very pleased with the high attendance for the event, no doubt aided by the good weather and a great morning’s breakfast and the highly credentialed recipients. 

Australian Flag Flying - with a view of those gathered on Australia Day
Flags Flying – with a view of those gathered on Australia Day

The catering was put on by the Goyder YAC, our local youth group which including egg and bacon rolls, with orange juice and champagne, tea & coffee supplied by the ECBAT Committee.

Local singer and songwriter Nathan Bruhn sang many popular songs throught the morning.

Nathan Bruhn - Eudunda Rocks
Nathan Bruhn sang a variety of popular songs – Eudunda Rocks

Terry Jessen led the ‘Welcome to Country’ for us. Eudunda Ward Councillor Judy Partington ably performed the MC duties for the morning aided by Deputy Mayor and Ward Councillor Debbie Hibbert for presentations. A big thanks to Nathan as he also lets ECBAT use his amp system for the offical part of the morning and it worked very well.

For Eudunda the following awards were announced with presentations by Eudunda Ward Councillor & Deputy Mayor Debbie Hibbert and Councillor Judy Partington.

A big congratulations to Greg Post for becoming Eudunda’s Citizen of the Year, and Henry Schutz winning Eudunda’s Young Citizen of the Year and the Eudunda Street Party Committee for the 2022 Christmas Celebrations as Eudunda’s Event of the Year and to Alison Schutz for Eudunda’s Active Citizen of the Year.

Eudunda KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards

Best Presented Garden/property:- Greg & Bobbie Post
Best Presented Garden:- Ron & Judy Milde
Best Presented Property for Residents over 70:- Pat Obst
Most Improved Garden/property:- Kim O’Brien
Most Improved Rural Garden/Property:- Allan & Pam Kleinig
Best Presented Business:- Premises Wild Woodland Collective & Co (Amanda Keller)
Best Presented Community Grounds:- Eudunda Area School

Most Outstanding Christmas Lights Display:- N/A: Awarded earlier by another Community group

Australia Day Awards

Eudunda Event of the Year:- Eudunda Christmas Street Party 2022
Note: this is for the 2022 event due to timing when judging set
Eudunda Active Citizen of the Year:- Alison Schutz
Eudunda Young Citizen of the Year:- Henry Schutz
Eudunda Citizen of the Year:- Greg Post

Henry Schutz, Alison Schutz and Greg Post Showing of their awards
Henry Schutz, Alison Schutz and Greg Post Showing of their awards

A second congratulations goes to both Greg Post and Henry Schutz as they were also announced as the overal Regional Council of Goyder’s Citizen and Young Citizen of the year meaning for the whole of the council area. This was the first time Eudunda had been involved in these awards.

Regional Council of Goyder Australia Day Awards

Goyder Young Citizen of the Year:- Henry Schutz
Goyder Citizen of the Year:- Greg Post

ECBAT and the Eudunda Community would also like to congratulate the Robertstown, Burra and Hallet Ward winners, with Robertstown’s winners listed below:-

Robertstown’s Citizen of the Year – Greg Kotz
Robertstown’s Junior Citizen of the Year – Karl Milde
Robertstown’s Community Event of the Year – Centenary of Robertstown Primary School & Peace Hall
Robertstown’s Active Citizenship – Joe Ross

Australia Day 2024 Caterers - YAC
Australia Day 2024 Caterers – Goyder YAC (Youth)
L-R: Jade Jenke, Aston Hibbert, Alfie Hibbert, Debbie Hibbert,
Claudia Dutschke and Lilly-Rose Gillis.

ECBAT organises the event each year on Australia Day, with sponsorship from the Regional Council of Goyder.

ECBAT Congratulate all our winners, and wish to thank all who worked toward
making Eudunda a ‘Great Place to Live, Work and Play”