Brooweena grazier embodies heart and spirit of town

BROOWEENA grazier and stalwart Gail Gauld's service to the community has been recognised with a Community Champions Award by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

A council spokesman said Gail embodied the heart and spirit of Brooweena and the Fraser Coast hinterland.

She had always been interested in local history and in 1995 joined the Woocoo Historical Society, which operates the Brooweena Museum, he said.

"For many years Gail has organised the over 60s day and Queensland Day celebrations and is largely responsible for the success of both days," the spokesman said.

"Gail was a key player in organising the museum to take part in the Centenary of Federation and the Q150 celebrations at the museum.

"She also organises the museum to host guests following the Anzac Day service."

He said Gail had been a member of the Teebar Sports Ground management committee and took the bookings for the hall for nine years.

"In 1996, she compiled a register of graves in the western part of Woocoo Shire which involved identifying, photographing and recording the position of graves," the spokesman said.

"In 2004, she compiled the Brooweena School Centenary book."

Gail has been a member of Fraser Coast Regional Council Heritage Advisory Committee for the past two years.

"Her willingness to volunteer and community spirit again came to the fore during the recent bad weather when she pitched in to help her neighbours who had been affected by the Australia Day flood," he said.

Brooweena grazier Gail Gauld with her Community Champions Award from the Fraser Coast Regional Council.
Brooweena grazier Gail Gauld with her Community Champions Award from the Fraser Coast Regional Council. Contributed


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