Carolyn Olive 

In the seven years since Carolyn Olive was named Buloke Citizen of the year, community involvement has only increased for this busy and dedicated volunteer.

Carolyn Olive

The wife of Yeungroon farmer, Clinton, and mother to Nicholas and Justin, Carolyn was recognised for her extraordinary work with grants generation, her motivational energy and as a driver of the successful ‘Strong Roots, Resilient Communities – History and Stories from Buloke’ touring exhibition.

As the mainstay of Charlton’s Golden Grains Museum, her passion and tireless commitment also ensured the building’s survival following a series of crisies which threatened to undermine the facility’s existence during the mid 2000’s.

Fast forward seven years and Carolyn has, if anything, stepped up the pace.

In the intervening years there has been the compilation of six detailed commemorative history books covering anniversaries of various Charlton organisations, profile-building of Charlton military hero ”Pompey” Elliott through sculpture installation and accessing theatrical performance, active committee membership in the “Three Walls” mural project and Avoca River Development Project, along with involvement in the creation of the Buloke tourism brochures and welcome packs.

Carolyn’s community input also extends to the production of the monthly Charlton Newsletter, development of local brochures and promotional material, the upkeep of the Charlton website and social media outlets, along with undertaking the Secretarial role on  the Charlton Forum, Charlton Courthouse, Buloke Tourism Committee and the Charlton Forum Tourism Sub-Committee. Carolyn is also a member of Charlton Arts, which hosts the successful annual Film Festival and regular Café Culture performances.

Buloke CEO, Anthony Judd said “This is an amazing example of dedicated community support, and one which we know is the trademark of our Buloke communities.”

“I urge you to nominate individuals for our Australia Day awards whom you know give their all in creating the opportunities for Buloke and who enrich our region in so many ways.”


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