A LIFETIME’S contribution to the community was rewarded when Medina resident Harry Tebutt received a prestigious award and mention in State Parliament.
Mr Tebutt has spent most of his life in Kwinana after moving to the suburb in 1947, settling in Naval Base and Kwinana Beach.
When he was 16 he worked on farms in the Wheatbelt before he pursued his lifelong ambition of farming and bought 10 acres of land in Wellard to grow food and catch rabbits around Zig Zag Road.
He started up a wood supply business where Kearns Garden and Hardware is today and was the proprietor for many years.
Mr Tebutt has lived by his father’s philosophy of “work hard and things will come your way” and was a member of the Kwinana Rotary Club for 25 years.
Kwinana MLA Roger Cook highlighted Mr Tebutt’s achievements in State Parliament earlier this month and presented him with the Medina Marvel Award.
Mr Cook said Mr Tebutt was well known in Kwinana for his tireless community work.
“Harry loves Kwinana and values community work,” he said.
“When things get quieter, he is planning to write a book about his life.”