Frank Hesman OAM BEM

Community contributor

TASState RecipientSenior Australian of the Year2007

Frank Hesman has been serving his community since he fi rst arrived in Australia as a migrant in 1950 and he joined the Good Neighbour Council of Tasmania, helping many newcomers to settle in the state. Since that time, he has contributed through positions with the Glenorchy Knights Soccer Club (secretary for forty years), the Tasmanian Ethnic Community Council, the Continental Music Society, Glenorchy Lions Club, and CAVE, which cares for and visits the elderly. Frank has also served as honorary secretary of the Australian Soccer Association for 21 years, organising tournaments in all capital cities. As honorary secretary of the Historical Arms and Military Society he donned uniform and visited veterans in hospital to bring them presents. Frank was also a foundation member of the International Wall of Friendship, built with stones donated by all ethnic communities who have settled in Tasmania, the only monument of its kind in Australia.