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Bourke’s Trevor Demmery awarded Queens Medal

“Strike me pink!”. Trevor Demmery pictured at Government House in Perth with his Queens Medal. Trevor’s grandfather Frank Tracker Williams was awarded the same honour from the King in 1943 Photo: Supplied

Despite its small size and remoteness, Bourke has a tradition of citizens achieving great things far beyond the levee banks.

Trevor Demmery is one such citizen.

Trevor was last month awarded the Queen’s Medal for services to the corrections system, police and the aboriginal community.

Trevor is carrying on a long tradition in his family.

His grandfather was the legendary Aboriginal tracker Frank Williams, who was a recipient of the equivalent medal in his era — the King’s Medal.

Trevor’s cousin is renowned former Bourke Police Officer Michael Williams. Together, his family claims almost 80 years of service to Bourke police and more broadly to the application of justice.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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