On Friday 5 October, Glen Keamy presented two pieces of artwork to the Moora District Hospital dedicated to his younger brother Robert Keamy.
In 2017 Glen was nominated and received the Rural Achiever of the Year award for the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia. This award was given to a person from a rural area in recognition of their contribution to their local community and the wider rural community.
Robert Keamy spent thirteen years on the Moora Shire Council, three of which were as president. He also had strong interests in the West Australian, the Australian and the World Merino Industry and was the president of the World Federation of Merino Breeders for eight years.
Along with the award, The Royal Agricultural Society asks the recipient to nominate a local community group to receive $2000 on their behalf. Glen said he had no hesitation in choosing the Moora District Hospital. They money was given to the Moora Hospital Auxiliary to be put towards artwork for the hospital. Two pieces of artwork, painted by Pam Simpson were chosen and now hang in the hallway at the hospital.
Glen said Robert was a great family man and he was very proud of them all. He was an efficient and successful farmer, woolgrower, stockman and grain grower, and continued the Keamy name in Merino sheep breeding as does his family today.