2015 Australia Day in the Gulf 2015 Australia Day in the Gulf

Australia Day celebrations were held once again in the local Gulf towns of Karumba and Normanton. The Gulf region participates in the Australia Day Ambassador Program and was privileged to welcome Olympic Gold Medal cyclist Sara Carrigan OAM as our 2015 Australia Day Ambassador. Sara received a Country welcome here in the Shire and experienced many different aspects of the Gulf during her stay. She enjoyed a tour of the Barramundi Discovery Centre and a scenic helicopter ride over Karumba, plus a visit to the historic Normanton railway station, The Three Tribes Art Gallery and town walk. Sara also delivered a very heartfelt speech on what it is to be an Australian at the Australia Day Awards ceremony in Normanton.  Council would like to congratulate all the worthy winners of the Australia Day Awards below.


2015 Australia Day Awards Winners.




Certificate of Appreciation

Karumba Arts/ Cultural Award 2014

Dawn Muir

Maddison Day, Rodney Lucas,

Rose Bouwens.

Karumba Sports Administrator of the Year 2014

Scott Jones

Jack Coogan,

Andrew Plumb.

Karumba Junior Sports Person 2014

Cooper Beasley

Hannah Day, Samuel Nolan, Kaitlin Ward.

Karumba Senior Sports Person 2014

Raymond Richards


Karumba Community Event of the Year 2014

Karumba Cancer Cuppa

Karumba ANZAC Day Service 2014,

Karumba Aussie Helpers Team.


Karumba Young Citizen of the Year 2014

Robbie Cahill

Sean Sweeney,

Maddison Day

Karumba Citizen of the Year 2014

Judy Walters

Trisha Beard,

Ian Quinn

Normanton Junior Sports Person 2014

Kelean Logan


Normanton Sports Administrator of the Year 2014

Ken Fairbairn


Normanton Arts/ Cultural Award 2014

Dale Owens

QCWA Normanton Branch

Normanton Community Event of the Year 2014

PCYC Football and Softball Carnival


Normanton Young Citizen of the Year 2014


Tarni Edwards

Normanton Citizen of the Year 2014

Rena Perry

Donna Cook,

Irene Fitzsimmons

Rural Citizen of the Year Award 2014


Paul Edwards



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Carpentaria Shire has switched to Digital TV and is available in both Normanton and Karumba. Following the installation the contractor conducted field testing to ensure that adequate signal is received throughout both townships.
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