Administrator's Message - A shout out to our Town Criers

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Wednesday, 30 March 2022

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Last weekend Central Coast Council was host to the 2022 National Town Crier Championships. It was an absolute delight to host this event which offered unusual and entertaining experience for all ages.

The Championships have been running for 32 years now and held under the authority of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Australian Town Criers.

Town Criers from all over Australia represent their home Council. This year Local Government areas represented included Victoria Harbour, Bega Valley Shire, Southern Downs Regional Council, Moorabool Shire, Toowoomba, Fraser Coast Regional Council, City of Sydney, Strathbogie Shire, Lane Cove, Canberra and Queanbeyan, Parks, Scenic Rim, Regional Council, Campaspe Shire, Victoria & Murray River Council, and Brisbane.

Town Criers took to the streets of Wyong, delivering messages to the community about the businesses in the town centre, providing them with unique promotion and support. This was followed by the Championships at Alison Homestead, which saw around 100 people gather and watch the 13 Town Criers battle it out over two ‘cries’ to win the Champion of Champions. Following the Championships, Judy Campbell representing Campaspe Shire, Victoria & Murray River Council, was crowned the champion.

Well done to all Town Criers who took part, and congratulations to our 2022 Town Crier Champion Judy Campbell.

Rik Hart, Administrator

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Last updated : Wed 30 Mar 2022