Call for nominations for Maitland's annual Hall of Fame awards

MR MAITLAND:  Milton Morris.
MR MAITLAND: Milton Morris.

Do you know someone who is a big Maitland achiever or someone who has achieved significant prominence in their field?

Maitland boxing great Les Darcy.

Maitland boxing great Les Darcy.

Maitland City Council is calling for nominations for the 2017 Maitland Hall of Fame and asking the community to nominate someone worthy of induction.

The Hall of Fame recognises the achievements and contributions of those people who have a strong association with Maitland and have achieved significant prominence in their field.

Last year the inaugural induction included champion boxer Les Darcy, actor Ruth Cracknell, Arnott’s biscuit entrepreneur William Arnott and Maitland identities like naturalist and photographer Athel D’Ombrain and former NSW Transport Minister and Member for Maitland Milton Morris.

Councillor Brian Burke, a passionate driver of the Maitland Hall of Fame, said that there were some impressive people at last year’s induction at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

“Maitland has some really impressive people who have contributed to the story of our city and now have been honoured as inaugural inductees,” Cr Burke said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing a wide range of nominations this year and I encourage anyone who thinks they know someone deserving, to get their nominations in,” he said.

Nominations for this year’s induction, scheduled to take place in July, are being called for under one of the four Hall of Fame categories:  academic, arts, business or public service and sport.

Those who wish to nominate someone can find out more and complete a simple nomination form on council’s website. 

Nominations close on Friday, March 31.