The 2019 Norman Lethbridge award presentation beats the Coronavirus (COVID 19)

August 11, 2020 4:12 pm

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Sydney Royal Easter Show, the Norman Lethbridge Award presentation could not be presented to winners at the Annual Angus Judging at the Sydney Show. This year prizes and awards were mailed to winners.

The New South Wales State Committee of Angus Australia congratulates the following winners:

Winner Mr Jesse Gauci- Nominated by Elders Bathurst
Runner Up Mr Andrew Scarsbrook- Nominated by Oakhill College
Third Place Miss Beth Simmonds – Nominated by Colo High School
Equal Fourth Place Miss Breanna Smith – Nominated by Blayney High School
Equal Fourth Place Miss Felicity Webb – Nominated by Scots All Saints College
Gary Roberts Encouragement Award Mr Andrew Scarsbrook
Wendy & Des Stubbs Encouragement Award Miss Beth Simmonds

Images of the winners to follow:

Jesse Gauci


Nominated by Elders Bathurst

Pictured here with Andrew Bickford from Elders Bathurst.

Andrew Scarsbrook

Runner Up

Nominated by Oakhill College

Also won the Gary Roberts Encouragement Award.

Beth Simmonds

Third Place

Nominated by Colo High School.

Also won the Wendy & Des Stubbs Encouragement Award.

Felicity Webb

Equal Fourth Place

Nominated by Scots All Saints College.

Breanna Smith

Equal Forth

Nominated by Blayney High School.





The Norman Lethbridge Award is sponsored by the Munro family,  Booroomooka Angus Stud, Bingara, Mrs Christine and Mr Jon Erby , Forres Angus Stud, Dungog, the family of the late Norman Lethbridge, Mrs Wendy and Mr Des Stubbs, Albion Park and Mr Gary  Roberts, Potts Point.

The Norman Lethbridge Award began in 2002 and has been running continuously. The award was named in honour of the New South Wales State Committee’s past secretary Mr Norman Lethbridge.

Mr Norman Lethbridge was a stock and station agent for most of his working life. He travelled throughout New South Wales with his employment. A large number of his clients were situated in the County of Cumberland and within 200 kilometres of Sydney. The award is open to students and cadets over 16 years and under 25 years of age, studying agriculture, livestock auctioneering or stock and station. The applicant must reside in Sydney or within 200 kilometres of Sydney.

It is unique that the same committee formed at the inception of the Norman Lethbridge Award, comprising Mrs Christine Erby, Mr Mark Lucas, Mr Simon Hennings and Mr Richard Buck have interviewed applicants and adjudicated for the past eighteen years.

Past winners of the award are succeeding in the agriculture industry.

The 2002 inaugural winner of the Norman Lethbridge Award (Rachael Parkes, Richmond High School) along with her husband, Ged Mullins, run the largest dairy farm in Queensland.

The 2003 winner (Stuart Moeck, Richmond Tafe) runs Valley Creek Simmentals at Bowral.

Darcy Howard

The 2018 joint winner (Darcy Howard, Chevalier College) is now a trainee stock and station agent with J J Dresser & Co, Woodstock.  (Pictured with the Norman Lethbridge Awards Shield)



Throughout the award’s eighteen years, schools and businesses who have nominated winning applicants include: Bede Polding College, Caroline Chisholm College, Chevalier College, Colo High School, Elders, Goulburn, Elders, Bathurst, Gosford High School, Knox Grammar Lisarow HighSchool, Marian College, Northholm Grammar, Picton High School, Richmond High School, Richmond Tafe, The Scots School, St Catherines Catholic College, Tocal Agriculture College, Tuggerah Lakes Secondary High School

Nominations for the 2020 Norman Lethbridge Award will close 20th November 2020.

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