Quiet achiever in spotlight

KEEPING FIT: Allan Dowdell stands with his bike, which he still occasionally rides around his property.

HUMBLE and generous Mount Gambier resident Allan Dowdell was yesterday recognised for his years of contribution to the community with the prestigious Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

Widely respected and admired throughout the Blue Lake city, Mr Dowdell has dedicated much of his working and retired life to growing and supporting the community.

Through involvement with the Lions Club of Mount Gambier, the Mount Gambier Cycling Club, the Mount Gambier Boys Institute and as a councillor


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