Three neighbours on one street in Cummins have Order of Australia Medals

CUMMINS: Neighbours Wendy Holman, Brian Treloar and Stan McKenzie with their OAM medals on their street in Cummins, Solly Terrace.
CUMMINS: Neighbours Wendy Holman, Brian Treloar and Stan McKenzie with their OAM medals on their street in Cummins, Solly Terrace.

Three of Eyre Peninsula's Order of Australia Medal (OAM) recipients live mere metres from each other on Solly Terrace in Cummins.

Lower Eyre Peninsula councillor Wendy Holman and Cummins residents Brian Treloar and Stan McKenzie realised the phenomenon at a celebration for Mrs Holman's OAM.

Wendy Holman was awarded her OAM in January for her service to the Cummins community, including her time as a councillor, as a founding member of the Cummins and District Enterprise Committee and as director of Cummins Community Bank Board.

She said with about 959 residents in Cummins it was a small town, but despite that fact it seemed unique to have three neighbours all on the same street with the medals.

"We thought it was unique to have three of us with OAMs in the same proximity," she said.

Solly Terrace residents Stan McKenzie and Brian Treloar were both awarded their OAMs in 2006 for their service to the Lower Eyre Peninsula community.

Mr Treloar was chairperson of the Lower Eyre Peninsula Distict Council from 2001 until 2006, where he helped out after the 2005 Black Tuesday bushfires.

He was also involved in the sporting community, as president for the local tennis and bowls associations.

Stan McKenzie has lived on Solly Terrace since 2000 and was awarded his OAM for his years on the region's hospital and health boards.

Mr McKenzie was also involved in rebuilding the Cummins Swimming Pool and looked after the Cummins Railway Triangle Nature Playground for several years.

"I couldn't play sport because of an injury so I joined the Great Flinders Football tribunal as a commissioner for 36 years," Mr McKenzie said.

"If you think about it, it is rare for three almost neighbours to all have one."