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History

The Centenary Medal is an award created by the Australian Government in 2001. It was established to commemorate the Centenary of Federation of Australia and to honour people who have made a contribution to Australian society or government.

Notes

  • The Centenary Medal was announced by the Prime Minister on 28 December 2001. The Medal was created to honour living persons who have made a contribution to Australian society or government. This includes those Australians who have lived through our first century of federation (Centenarians) and other persons who have made a contribution to the nation or their locality.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2003

recipient Ross Clark For distinguished service to poetry
recipient Errol O'Neill For service to the arts and to the entertainment industry.
recipient Edward Duyker
recipient Deborah Mailman For distinguished service to the arts in the fields of stage, film and television.
recipient Marisa Cano For service to the non English speaking community.
recipient Peter Yeldham
recipient Colin Mackerras
recipient Lesley Williams For her distinguished services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Year: 2001

recipient Peter Coppin For service to Aboriginal people providing support and guidance in remote areas.
recipient Paul Eggert For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of literature.
recipient C. B. Christesen For service to Australian society and the humanities in writing and literature
recipient Catherine Jinks For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Andrew McLean For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Frank Moorhouse For service to Australian society through writing.
recipient Libby Hathorn 'For service to Australian society in writing for theatre for young people.'
recipient Donald Horne
recipient Iain McCalman
recipient Lex Marinos
recipient Colin Thiele For distinguished service to the arts as a poet and novelist.
recipient Kirstie Parker For contribution to the Indigenous community.
recipient John Passmore For services to Philosophy
recipient Jackie Huggins For distinguished service to the community through the promotion of reconciliation.
recipient Mark Ella For service to the sport of rugby.
recipient Ian Slack-Smith
recipient Peter Garrett For service to the environment.
recipient Marie Joan Winch For service to the Aboriginal community through health care.
recipient Barry Humphries For service to Australian society through acting and writing.
recipient Eli Rubuntja For service to the Indigenous community.
recipient Frank Brennan For service with refugees and human rights work in the Asia Pacific Region.
recipient Khoa Do For service as a Young Australian of the Year finalist.
recipient Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher As Fletcher-James, Thancoupie Gloria
recipient Jim Stynes
recipient Cathy Freeman For outstanding service through sport
recipient Bruce Dawe For distinguished service to the arts through poetry.
recipient Ronnie Summers For service to the community through music and communicating the history of Furneax Islands
recipient Honor Cleary For service to the Aboriginal community particularly at Pine Rivers
recipient Agnus Shea For service to reconciliation and the community
recipient Brian William Burler For service to the Indigenous community
recipient R. M. Williams For service to business and to the community.
recipient Gatjil Djerrkura For service to Australian society. through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
Warren Fahey For long service to the development of the Australian music industry and small business
recipient Richard Gill For service to Australian society and the advancement of music
recipient Peter Sculthorpe For outstanding service to musical composition in Australia
recipient Gus Williams For service to Australian society through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music.
recipient Frank Fenner In recognition of an outstanding contribution to microbiology
recipient Peter Costello For service as Treasurer.
recipient Bille Brown For distinguished service to the arts.
recipient Lester Bostock For service to the community through the arts as founder of the Black Theatre.
recipient Diane Cilento For distinguished service to the arts especially theatre
recipient Ian David For service to Australian society and Australian film production
recipient Stephanie Alexander For outstanding service to the food and wine industry in Victoria
recipient Paul Brunton For service to the community through library services.
recipient David Stratton For service to Australian society and Australian film production.
recipient Joan Kirner
recipient Harry Butler
recipient Kylie Minogue For outstanding service to the music industry.
recipient Tom Stannage
recipient Bryce Rankine For service to Australian society in science and technology
recipient John Olsen For service to Australian society and art
recipient Bruce Bennett For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of literature.
recipient Elizabeth Webby For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of literature.
recipient John Hay For services to the tertiary education sector in Australia
recipient Christine Alexander For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of English literature
recipient Peter F. Alexander For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of English literature
recipient Philip Ayres For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of literature
recipient Virginia Blain For service to Australian society and humanities in the study of Australian and British literature
recipient Ron Brooks For service to Australian society and literature
recipient John F. Burrows For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of English literature
recipient Deborah Carlyon For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Giovanni Carsaniga For service to Australian society and the humanities in the research of language and literature
recipient Margaret Clunies Ross For services to Australian society and the humanities in the study of languages and literature
recipient Neil Cole For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Peter Cowan For service to literature through writing
recipient Michael Forde For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Phillip Gwynne For service to Australian society and literature
recipient J.P. Hardy For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of English literature
recipient Sonya Hartnett For service to Australian society and literature.
recipient Sarah Hay For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Julia Lawrinson For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Mabel Lee For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Deborah Lisson For service to Australian society and literature.
recipient Amanda Lohrey For service to Australian literature
recipient Harold Love For service to Australian society and the humanities in English literature and the arts
recipient Derick Marsh For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of English literature
recipient John Mateer For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Brian Matthews For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of Australian literature
recipient Brian McFarlane For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of literature and the arts
recipient Alex Miller For service to Australian society and literature
recipient James Moloney For service to Australian society and literature.
recipient Peta Murray For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Brenda Niall For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of Australian literature.
recipient Ron Pretty For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Clive Probyn For service to Australian society and the humanities in Australian and English literature
recipient Cassandra Pybus For outstanding contribution to Tasmanian and Australian literature and education
recipient John D. Ritchie For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of history and literature
recipient Pierre Ryckmans For service to Australian society through linguistics and literature
recipient Andrew Sant For outstanding contribution to literature and education in Tasmania
recipient Peter Steele For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of literature
recipient Val Vallis For distinguished service and contribution to literature and poetry
recipient Chris Wallace-Crabbe For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of literature and the arts
recipient Archie Weller For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Gillian Whitlock For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Margaret Wild For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Tim Winton For service to Australian society and literature
recipient Dyan Blacklock For service to Australian society and literature
recipient P. P. Cranney for services to Australian society in writing for the stage

Year: 1988

recipient John Landy
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