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John Franklin Memorial Fellowship

John Franklin

Samuel John Franklin
Albert Shire Councillor 1982-1993

The John Franklin Memorial Fellowship Trust was established in memory of Councillor John Franklin who passed away in April 1993. The Trust commemorates John's love of life and his untiring involvement in the local community.

The John Franklin Memorial Fellowship is offered annually to enable young people to:

  • undertake study or research
  • obtain relevant experience; or
  • progress an academic, cultural, vocational or sporting project.

Applications are open to young people 21 years or younger. Applicants must:

  • reside in Mudgeeraba or the surrounding area; or
  • attend school (or other educational institution) in Mudgeeraba or the surrounding area.

2020 Fellowship

For 26 years the name of John Franklin has been commemorated with the successful recipients being presented with their awards at the Mudgeeraba ANZAC Day sunset ceremony.  However this year the winners, Khyja Miller and Jessica Wood, both Mudgeeraba residents, were recognised for their achievements at their school speech night on Tuesday 17 December.


For more information please contact Safe and Liveable Communities Branch on 07 5581 6642 or

Past recipients

The Fellowship was first awarded in 1994. The John Franklin Memorial Fellowship has been awarded to the following recipients:

  • 1994  L Gotley
  • 1995  V Warrener
  • 1996  S Donoghue, M Park
  • 1997  S Hurford
  • 1998  S Tandy, T Malouf
  • 1999  K Christensen, S Stanton-Cook
  • 2000  J Costello,
  • 2001 T Davis
  • 2002  J Rofe
  • 2003  B Benjamin, D Cruickshank
  • 2004  T Solano
  • 2005  K McKean
  • 2006  J Dickson, T King
  • 2007  J Rogers, J Thomsen
  • 2008  N Dickson, A Gibson
  • 2009  P O'Flaherty, M McAllister
  • 2010 P Baker, K Swift
  • 2011 O Whitt, K Baker
  • 2012 O Lucas, S Deegan, R Johnson
  • 2013 H Halford-Smith, N Pasricha
  • 2014 A Ewart
  • 2015 J Hickey, G Miller
  • 2016 J McRae, K Shultz
  • 2017 A Reardon, E Lockley
  • 2018 K Plume, F Miller
  • 2019 W South, M Jones
  • 2020 J Wood, K Miller

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