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NHILL’S John Dahlenburg has been named as a recipient of an Order of Australia Medal today.
He was recognised for his many years of service to conservation projects, the environment and the community.
For seven years Mr Dahlenburg served as a councillor for the Shire of Lowan – from 1972 to 1979. He was mayor for one term – from 1976 to 1977.
Mr Dahlenburg’s dedication to conservation and the environment saw him establish the Mt Elgin Swap Committee of Management, which was now part of Trust for Nature.
He was the inaugural chairman for the committee and continued as a committee member until 2012.
His involvement with the Mt Elgin Swap Committee of Management spans over 24 years.
Mr Dahlenburg was a former committee member for several years at the Avonlea Aged Care Facility.
On four occasions he was the chairman at the aged care facility.
In 1989 he was awarded life governor.
Mr Dahlenburg was a committee member for the Nhill Anti-Cancer Council in 2006.
He was also a strong supporter for Wimmera Community Care, as well as the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of Victoria.
Mr Dahlenburg was a committee member for the Nhill Sports Complex for several years.
He was also the inaugural chairman for the sports complex.
Mr Dahlenburg was a member of the Nhill Apex Club for 13 years – from 1957 to 1970.
The Nhill Apex Club awarded him with life membership in 1970.
He was also the past chairman of the Nhill High School Council.