Bravery rewarded by GG

A HELICOPTER crash at Palmers Island in 2006 and a murder at Wooli in the same year have resulted in four Clarence Valley men being recognised for acts of bravery.

Brian Elvery, of Gulmarrad, Luke Luchetti, of Yamba and Grafton's Tony Cameron and Michael Rogan all received an award this morning from the Governor General of Australia, Ms Quentin Bryce.

The citations were part of 64 handed out in the Australian Bravery Awards for 'outstanding achievement and service in national life'.

Ms Bryce said the bravery awards recognise heroic actions of those amongst us who placed the safety and lives of others above their own.

“It is an honour for me to be able to recognise their acts of selfless bravery and thank them publicly for their brave actions,” she said.

Brian Elvery and Luke Luchetti helped rescue the pilot and passenger of a helicopter which crashed at Palmers Island in November, 2006.

Tony Cameron and Michael Rogan helped subdue a woman who stabbed to death a man at the Wooli Caravan Park on January 20, 2006.

The full story on what these four men did on those fateful days is featured on page three of today's paper.



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