Two men from North West Queensland are in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list announced on Monday.
Hughenden-based Greg Jones has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to local government, and to the community of North Queensland. Mr Jones was the Flinders Shire Council Mayor, 2012-2016 and lost the 2016 election by just one vote to Jane McNamara.
He was also a former Deputy Mayor and Councillor and served on many regional bodies including MITEZ and the North West Outback Queensland Tourism Authority Group and also served on local groups including being a charter member of the Hughenden Lions.
Also now entitled to put OAM after his name is Kevin Thomas Pattel of Richmond.
Mr Pattel, who turns 90 on August 29, won the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the livestock transport industry.
Mr Pattel is the founder of KT and JE Pattel Livestock Transport, which he began in the 1960s.
He was born on what was then known as Benalla Station Cloncurry on August 29, 1929.
His mother was due to give birth at Cloncurry Hospital but storms prevented the horse and buggy from getting her from getting to town.
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