Clarence Valley Independent

Iluka CWA celebrate Australia Day

A beautiful sunny day greeted a small crowd at Iluka on Australia Day for the flag raising by the school captain Hudson and vice captain Amy Leigh. Jo Russell was MC for the morning, Julie Hamond read the prayer which Robyn Holly was in charge of the sound system and the music.

Council member Richie Williamson addressed the audience and welcomed everyone before reading and announcing the Iluka Citizen of the Year – who was the very popular headmaster of Iluka Public School – Mr Phil Bradmore. Phil came to Iluka in 1995 and has worked his way up to become headmaster.

In the past Phil has been involved in the fire brigade as well as rugby before becoming so busy with the children.

He has always encouraged the children in many sports and other activities. Recently commencing a breakfast program to boost their energy levels before class.  He encourages the children to be involved on Anzac Day, clean up Australia Day and CWA’s International Day.

Phil was presented with his award with his award by the president of Iluka CWA.

Also present was Mr Chris Carr a member of ‘Blaze Aid’ who explained how we can help the farmers by repairing their fences.

A bucket drop was held to help Blaze Aid where volunteers are urgently needed – contact Debbie 0418 990 276 or at

Morning tea of tea, coffee and damper was then served by the CWA and enjoyed by all.

Don’t forget – Friday morning at Memorial Hall  from 10am to join us for craft and a cuppa.

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