GALLERY: Australia Day in Singleton

On Friday January 26 we had journalists attend services in Cessnock, Muswellbrook and Singleton.

Not every photo we take can make it into the paper, as much as we would love for them to, so here is a collection of our photos from the services we wanted to share with our community.

Here are our photos from the Singleton Council service

Singleton Young Achiever of the Year Joss Davies (in front) with the PCYC’s Jenna Barwick, parents Peter and Leyanne Platten and PCYC manager David Andrews.
2023 Citizen of the Year Mick McCardle and Young Achiever Lachlan Fleming at the civic reception on Australia Day eve at Singleton Civic Centre.
State Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell, Singleton Mayor Sue Moore, citizen of the year nominees Bronwyn Dunston, Diana Thorning and Kaye Atfield with Federal Member for Hunter Dan Repacholi.
Uncle Warren Taggart conducts a smoking ceremony with Chairman of the Singleton Australia Day committee Danny Thompson about to address the crowd.
Joss Davies (centre) on stage for the Singleton ceremony with PCYC’s Jenna Barwick and David Andrews.
Singleton Mayor Sue Moore inspects the guard accompanied by Commanding Officer of the School of Infantry Lt. Col. Jarrod Brook during the Singleton ceremony.
Commanding Officer of the School of Infantry Lt. Col. Jarrod Brook reads the message to new citizens on behalf of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Andrew Giles.
Citizen of the Year nominee Kaye Atfield on stage with Singleton Mayor Sue Moore.
Singleton Civic Centre was filled to the brim with people keen to applaud the new Aussie citizens and celebrate the achievements of its residents.
Bronwyn Dunston on stage with Singleton Mayor Sue Moore.
Ron Stokes on stage with Singleton Mayor Sue Moore.
And the winners are Citizen of the Year Diana Thorning and Young Achiever of the Year Joss Davies with Singleton Mayor Sue Moore.
New Citizens of Australia take to the stage to celebrate their Citizenship formalities on Australia Day in Singleton.
Ron and Joan Stokes enjoyed the festivities after Ron was nominated for Citizen of the Year.
Singleton’s Michael Akrill became an Australian citizen in 1980 and brought his certificate along at the ceremony to show the newest citizens.
Citizen of the Year Diana Thorning (at rear) with Betty Searl, the woman she blames for encouraging her to be so involved in her community.
Singleton branch of the Australian Red Cross members showed their support to member Diana Thorning (l-r) Gai Scoles, Betty Searl, Linda Frazer, Betty Knight, Singleton Citizenship of the Year Diana Thorning, Desley Boyce and Jenny Marshall.