Voluntary Individual Contribution
Peter Snow OAM
Mr Peter Snow co-founded The Jaycees Community Foundation in 1976 to enable the State chapters of the foundation to undertake major community projects too large for the individual Jaycee Chapters.
In 1980, the Jaycee Foundation acquired Australia’s last whaling station at Cheynes Beach, Albany. In the ensuing 25 years, the foundation, with Peter Snow as its non-executive Chairman until 2004, and in the years following acting as Executive Chairman, has transformed this whaling station into an internationally significant and multi-award winning regional heritage tourism icon.
Mr Snow’s vision and drive has transformed a derelict whaling station into a unique heritage tourism operation. Albany’s historic whaling delivers an authentic experience that allows visitors to absorb the history of the site and consider it against contemporary values.
On Australia Day, Mr Snow was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to Albany’s heritage.
Tom Wenman is a self-published author, historical researcher and volunteer tour guide. In 1978, when Tom moved to Margaret River he noticed the geological conditions suggested that gold may exist in the area. He set out to research the history of gold in the region which led to him publishing his first book, There’s Gold in Margaret River, in 2006.
Tom worked with the Margaret River and Districts Historical Society to supply the history for the interpretation of the recently opened Wadandi Track between Gnarawary Road and Witchcliffe town site.
Tom is a strong advocate for improving disability access for heritage site and he volunteers his time giving talks on history to local clubs and schools.