Gallery: Cessnock's Australia Day Ceremony

Marianne Lawrence receiving the Appreciation award from Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.
Marianne Lawrence receiving the Appreciation award from Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.
Young Citizen of the Year, Mathew Rees and Miss Cessnock City, Taylah-Jane Turner.

Young Citizen of the Year, Mathew Rees and Miss Cessnock City, Taylah-Jane Turner.

Ron Jackson and Myra Hill receiving the Marthaville Arts and Culture Award from Marthaville Management Committee Secretary, Mr. Neville Bothwell.

Ron Jackson and Myra Hill receiving the Marthaville Arts and Culture Award from Marthaville Management Committee Secretary, Mr. Neville Bothwell.

Miss Cessnock City Taylah-Jane Turner with Young Citizen of the Year, Mathew Rees and Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.

Miss Cessnock City Taylah-Jane Turner with Young Citizen of the Year, Mathew Rees and Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.

Deborah McGuigan, accepting the Achievement Award  on behalf of her husband, Neil McGuigan, from Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.

Deborah McGuigan, accepting the Achievement Award on behalf of her husband, Neil McGuigan, from Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.

Cessnock's new Australian citizens, during the naturalisation ceremony.

Cessnock's new Australian citizens, during the naturalisation ceremony.

Cessnock's new Australian citizens, during the naturalisation ceremony.

Cessnock's new Australian citizens, during the naturalisation ceremony.

Ray Foster receiving the Appreciation Award from Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.

Ray Foster receiving the Appreciation Award from Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.

Performers Hayley Doherty, Michael King and Tar Naysmith  with Master of Ceremonies, Phill Collins and Pauline Ross from Cessnock Council, during the performance of 'I am Australian'.

Performers Hayley Doherty, Michael King and Tar Naysmith with Master of Ceremonies, Phill Collins and Pauline Ross from Cessnock Council, during the performance of 'I am Australian'.

Daniel Johns with Cessnock's first born baby of 2013, Harrison Johns and wife Alicia and son Ambrose.

Daniel Johns with Cessnock's first born baby of 2013, Harrison Johns and wife Alicia and son Ambrose.

Order of Australia Medal recipient, former Advertiser managing editor Bruce Wilson and his wife Margaret joined the celebrations at East Cessnock Bowling Club.

Order of Australia Medal recipient, former Advertiser managing editor Bruce Wilson and his wife Margaret joined the celebrations at East Cessnock Bowling Club.

Young motorcycle champion, Caleb Clifton of Mulbring received the sports award.

Young motorcycle champion, Caleb Clifton of Mulbring received the sports award.

 Brian and Thala Connell (front) with three of Cessnock’s newest Australian citizens, wife Marites Connell and daughters Lubelin and Mary Jane.

Brian and Thala Connell (front) with three of Cessnock’s newest Australian citizens, wife Marites Connell and daughters Lubelin and Mary Jane.

Former Mayor of Cessnock, Alison Davey with husband Brian in the crowd celebrating Australia Day.

Former Mayor of Cessnock, Alison Davey with husband Brian in the crowd celebrating Australia Day.

The crowd waves their flags and displays their pride at Cessnock’s Australia Day ceremony.

The crowd waves their flags and displays their pride at Cessnock’s Australia Day ceremony.

David Clark recieving the Appreciation Award from Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.

David Clark recieving the Appreciation Award from Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent.

Mellissa Gibson of LJ Hooker Cessnock and Kurri (pictured with husband Bryce and daughters Matilda and Bronte) received the Community Event of the Year award for coordinating fundraisers for the Salvation Army, cystic fibrosis and breast cancer research.

Mellissa Gibson of LJ Hooker Cessnock and Kurri (pictured with husband Bryce and daughters Matilda and Bronte) received the Community Event of the Year award for coordinating fundraisers for the Salvation Army, cystic fibrosis and breast cancer research.

Recipients of the NSW Governments Hidden Treasures Honour Roll Award, Sheila Turnbull, Gillian James, Pam Bothwell and Helen McClelland.

Recipients of the NSW Governments Hidden Treasures Honour Roll Award, Sheila Turnbull, Gillian James, Pam Bothwell and Helen McClelland.

Cessnock's 2013 Australia Day ambassador, James Pittar.

Cessnock's 2013 Australia Day ambassador, James Pittar.

Cessnock City Citizen of the Year, Les Beveridge and Australia Day ambassador James Pittar.

Cessnock City Citizen of the Year, Les Beveridge and Australia Day ambassador James Pittar.

Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent with Cessnock Citizen of the Year, Les Beveridge and Miss Cessnock City, Taylah-Jane Turner.

Mayor of Cessnock, Cr. Bob Pynsent with Cessnock Citizen of the Year, Les Beveridge and Miss Cessnock City, Taylah-Jane Turner.