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Four Tweed residents awarded Australia’s highest honour

Tessie and Victor Brill have been awarded Order of Australia Medals
Tessie and Victor Brill have been awarded Order of Australia Medals John Gass

FOUR Tweed residents have been awarded the Order of Australia Medal this year.

These people have been nominated for their community services and will be handed their medals in Canberra later in the year.

Victor and Tessie Brill, of Hastings Point, have spent their lives helping others, from aiding Aboriginal communities through to their dune care work.

"We don't look for rewards," the couple said.

"But we are humbled by the recognition."

Mrs Brill said the pair had lived very full lives.

"Our lives have been very busy and very interesting," she said.

Bernie Quinn honoured with an Order of Australia Medal.
Bernie Quinn honoured with an Order of Australia Medal.

Bernie Quinn has also been awarded Australia's top honours for their services to the community.

Mr Quinn was awarded for his services to the racing community.

He has been on the board of the Tweed River Jockey Club for the past 40 years.

"I'm pretty happy about it. I'm proud to get an award like this," he said.

Kevin Borger will get an Order of Australia Medal.
Kevin Borger will get an Order of Australia Medal. John Gass

Kevin Borger, of Pottsville, has also received the honour for services to veterans and the Special Olympics.

"It (OAM) was something that I never aspired to," he said. "I just get a buzz out of helping the veterans."

Mr Borger is also a Vietnam War veteran.

Topics:  order of australia medal, tweed


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