Australia Day 2017: Honouring veteran fathers

Cheryl Goodenough
By Cheryl Goodenough
Updated January 30 2017 - 2:56am, first published January 25 2017 - 8:30pm
HONOURED: Birkdale resident Libby Parkinson has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia. She is holding a picture of her father Colin Clinch, who was a member of the 2/10th Field Regiment and a prisoner of war. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

HAVING worked as a volunteer to honour her father and other prisoners of war, Elizabeth (Libby) Parkinson was overwhelmed to learn she had been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to veterans and their families.