Seven Dubbo people have been recognised for their contribution at the Dubbo Australia Day awards.
Hundreds turned up to Victoria Park to see the winners receive their awards.
The winners were:
*Cultural Person of the Year: Jojo Joseph
*Services to Sports award: Karen Granger
*Young Sportsperson of the Year: Haylee Fuller
*Sportsperson of the Year: Melanie Currey
*Young Citizen of the Year: Molly Croft
*Senior Citizen of the Year: Lorraine Callaghan
*Citizen of the Year: Megan Hamblin
There were also 35 residents who became Australian citizens.
It has been Australia's lost summer. Drought, hail, floods and, worst of all, bushfires have ravaged communities all over the nation. But the selfless actions of friends, family, neighbours, strangers, local groups and volunteer organisations have inspired us and strengthened the bonds of community. Please join us in saying thanks to the heroes of the home front by sharing your stories of gratitude. To salute a person or a group, please use the form below.