DON HAMMARQUIST OAM

DON HAMMARQUIST OAM

Well known WA Shorthorn breeder, Don Hammarquist, Mt Augustus Station was awarded with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the recent Australia Day awards.

Don, who is extremely well known in the Shorthorn breed, was awarded the OAM after his many years of service to both the Geraldton and Gascoyne communities and more specifically “For service to local government and to the community of the Upper Gascoyne.”

Below is a list of Don’s outstanding achievements:

Shire of Upper Gascoyne

  • President, since 2017.
  • Deputy President, 2015-2017.
  • Councillor, since 1990.

Gascoyne Development Commission

  • Ministerial Representative, 2014.
  • Local Government Representative, 2010.

Eastern Gascoyne Race Club

  • President, 3 years.
  • Vice President, 2 years.
  • Secretary, 11 years.
  • Committee Member, 30+ years.

Geraldton Turf Club

  • Committee Member, 6 years.
  • President, 2 years.

Eastern Gascoyne Gymkhana Club

  • President, 3 years.
  • Secretary, 3 years.
  • Board Member, Gascoyne Tourism Board,

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Long and Loyal Service Award, Western Australia Local Government Association, 2016.

Shire of Upper Gascoyne

  • President, since 2017.
  • Deputy President, 2015-2017.
  • Councillor, since 1990.

Gascoyne Development Commission

  • Ministerial Representative, 2014.
  • Local Government Representative, 2010.

Eastern Gascoyne Race Club

  • President, 3 years.
  • Vice President, 2 years.
  • Secretary, 11 years.
  • Committee Member, 30+ years.

Geralton Turf Club

  • Committee Member, 6 years.
  • President, 2 years.

Eastern Gascoyne Gymkhana Club

  • President, 3 years.
  • Secretary, 3 years.
  • Board Member, Gascoyne Tourism Board,

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Long and Loyal Service Award, Western Australia Local Government Association, 2016.

Don has also been a tremendous supporter of the Shorthorn breed, who congratulate Don on this tremendous and well-deserved achievement.

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About Shorthorn

The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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