Remembering John Hakes' (APM, OAM) extraordinary life

Chloe Coleman
By Chloe Coleman
Updated December 6 2021 - 12:25am, first published December 2 2021 - 4:30am
ORDER OF AUSTRALIA: Mr Hakes was presented with an OAM in 2016 for his work with St Vincent de Paul.

From controlling crowds during Queen Elizabeth's visit to Newcastle in 1977, to helping people experiencing homelessness and tough times at the Coachstop Caravan Park, John Hakes (APM, OAM) lived an extraordinary life.

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Chloe Coleman

Chloe Coleman

Journalist

Chloe Coleman is a journalist at the Maitland Mercury. She has been with The Mercury since 2021. Contact her on chloe.coleman@maitlandmercury.com.au.

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