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    Local Hero

    William Kibby VC Veterans Shed

    Australia Day Council of South Australia
    'The Local Hero Award' was awarded to
    Mr Barry John Heffernan
    26 January 2020


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    National Australia Day Council

    In January 2015, Shed Co-ordinator Barry Heffernan was awarded an OAM in this year's Australia Day honours.


    Mr Barry John HEFFERNAN


    For service to veterans and their families.
    Founder, William Kibby VC Veterans Men's Shed, current.
    Member, Australian Men's Shed Association, current.
    Founder, Michael Herbert Memorial Garden.
    Former Welfare Officer, South Australia Vietnam Veterans Association.
    Former Member, South Australian Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia, 2008-2011.

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    Humble Hero

    Shine Lawyers, Brisbane

    In November 2012, Barry became Shine Lawyers' first Humble Hero


    'People like Barry who work tirelessly in the community for the benefit of others are some of Australia’s true Humble Heroes and should be recognised, rewarded and encouraged! As a result of being nominated, Barry has received a $1000 donation to an Australian charity of his choice (which he donated to the Kibby Shed) He also received a $200 gift card for himself but has decided to give this to a friend in need, so they can have a happier Christmas. Congratulations Barry! You are such an inspiration and we hope you keep up the great work you are doing.' 



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    Guardian Messenger, 20 May 2015

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    screen shot of article on veterans shed and Barry's OAM
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    Defence Force abuse royal commission must go further than academy, veteran says
    7.30 South Australia, 30 November 2014