Cessnock Hall of Fame welcomes two new members
The City of Cessnock Hall of Fame grew to 59 members this week as Mr Amos Ambrose Fogg and Mr William “Bill” Noel Hicks were inducted on Wednesday 28 June.
Established in 2006, the Hall of Fame recognises those high achieving individuals and families from our region who have attained prominence in their chosen field.
Whether it is for arts, business, public service, science or those meritorious families within our local government area, each inductee is well-deserving and celebrated for their outstanding achievements.
Mr Amos Ambrose Fogg was posthumously inducted for his vision for the need for public transport within the Cessnock Coalfields and Hunter Valley. Amos was considered Australia’s most successful bus owner and operator from 1922 until his sudden passing in 1954.
Mr William Noel Hicks, affectionately known as Bill, was inducted for his commitment to conservation, in particular, his development of the innovative ‘long stem planting’ technique. His research and implementation of this technique has greatly improved the success of environmental restoration projects both in Australia and world-wide.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent, said these men are inspirational and deserving members of the hall of fame.
“While Bill and Amos were in very different fields, they were both so ahead of their time and forward thinking, which is why they were both so successful in what they put their minds to.”
To find out more about the City of Cessnock Hall of Fame, including how to nominate someone you think deserves to join the ever-growing list, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/events-ceremonies/halloffame