A man who once lived in a “great city in the middle of nowhere” has been awarded a $150,000 prize for his invention.
Key points:Lincolnshire’s St John’s Wood is the second-greatest in Australia for a period after Adelaide’s Eden-Monaro was named in 2013The city’s landmark has been renamed after the former mayorJohn Lee was named Mayor of Lincolnshire in 2012The new Lincolnshire mayor, Mark Lee, has been named as the winner of the $150k award for his pioneering inventionThe city of Lincoln, in South Australia, has an annual population of around 30,000 people and is famous for its natural beauty, rich history and outstanding heritage.
Lincoln was once called “the great city in a great state”, and was the second biggest city in NSW after Hobart, which was named the state’s “greatest town”.
The city had a population of 1,000 at the turn of the 20th century.
In 1921, the former Lincolnshire Mayor John Lee began planning for the future.
“It’s about getting people out of the city centre, and getting them to work out of their houses and into the community,” Mr Lee said.
After a period of planning, he was awarded the prestigious title “Great Mayor of Australia”.
“When you look at the great cities of Australia, there are no cities like Lincolnshire, which has all these attributes, all these things that are not really captured by the census,” he said.
“It has a lot of things to offer, and the best thing about it is you can have a great time in Lincolnshire.”
The $150 million “City of Lincoln” is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, with the name meaning “great”.
Mr Lee said he was honoured to be named Mayor after spending a decade working with the residents.
“We are all about making Lincolnshire a great place to live, work, study and visit,” he added.
“There is a great sense of pride for us in this place and this town.”
Lincoln is known for its unique nature and history and is a haven for the local Aboriginal people, as well as its reputation for quality in health and education.
The city also boasts one of Australia’s oldest and most important museums, the National Museum of Australian Art.
The “City’s history” museum opened in 2011, and was recently refurbished.
In 2016, the city hosted the annual Art in the Community Festival, which featured works from across the country and around the world.
It also hosted the inaugural “City in the Heart of the World” festival in 2017, which is a celebration of art, music, art and science from around the globe.
“Lincoln has been one of those great places that has given us the opportunity to be involved in so many great things, and I feel that this is an exciting opportunity for us to make Lincoln one of these places of great significance,” Mr Park said.
Topics:history,history-and-culture,environment,law-crime-and‑justice,lincolnshire-4215,australiaFirst posted February 21, 2020 17:27:21Contact Lisa Smith