Award of OAM to Bob Slater – AHHR

On 27/01/2021, in News, by ATRQ Admin

The management committee wish to acknowledge and congratulate Atherton Herberton Historical Railway‘s President, Bob Slater for the Order of Australia Medal that has been bestowed upon him for “Services to the Herberton Community”.

That bland description from the Australia Day awards Gazette hardly does justice to the significance of the work Bob has done in his community. He has been acknowledged for the tireless work he has put into the Railway, and also the local Mens Shed, which has been amalgamated into the Railway Precinct at Herberton. Anyone familiar with the growth and achievements of the AHHR, under Bob’s guidance, will understand that this award is truly well deserved and a fitting tribute to work he has done and the benefit that has been achieved for the Herberton Community.

From the Gazette:

Mr Robert David SLATER, Herberton QLD 4887
For service to the community of Herberton.
Atherton-Herberton Historic Railway
• President, since 2011.
• Member, since 2007.
Herberton Men’s Shed
• President, 2018-2019 and 2014-2016.
• Founding Member, since 2014.
Herberton Lions Club
• President, 2014-2019.
• Member, since 2011.
• Committee Member, Associations of Tourist Railways Queensland, current.
Awards and recognition includes:
• Community Service Award, Tablelands Regional Council, 2019.


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