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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

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

Year: 2001

Peter Coppin For service to Aboriginal people providing support and guidance in remote areas.
Paul Eggert For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of literature.
C. B. Christesen For service to Australian society and the humanities in writing and literature
Catherine Jinks For service to Australian society and literature
Andrew McLean For service to Australian society and literature
Frank Moorhouse For service to Australian society through writing.
Libby Hathorn 'For service to Australian society in writing for theatre for young people.'
recipient Colin Thiele For distinguished service to the arts as a poet and novelist.
Kirstie Parker For contribution to the Indigenous community.
recipient John Passmore For services to Philosophy
Jackie Huggins For distinguished service to the community through the promotion of reconciliation.
Mark Ella For service to the sport of rugby.
Peter Garrett For service to the environment.
Marie Joan Winch For service to the Aboriginal community through health care.
Barry Humphries For service to Australian society through acting and writing.
Eli Rubuntja For service to the Indigenous community.
Frank Brennan For service with refugees and human rights work in the Asia Pacific Region.
Khoa Do For service as a Young Australian of the Year finalist.
winner Cathy Freeman For outstanding service through sport
Bruce Dawe For distinguished service to the arts through poetry.
winner Ronnie Summers For service to the community through music and communicating the history of Furneax Islands
Honor Cleary For service to the Aboriginal community particularly at Pine Rivers
Agnus Shea For service to reconciliation and the community
Brian William Burler For service to the Indigenous community
R. M. Williams For service to business and to the community.
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
Richard Gill For service to Australian society and the advancement of music
Peter Sculthorpe For outstanding service to musical composition in Australia
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.
Bille Brown For distinguished service to the arts.
Lester Bostock For service to the community through the arts as founder of the Black Theatre.
Diane Cilento For distinguished service to the arts especially theatre
Ian David For service to Australian society and Australian film production
Stephanie Alexander For outstanding service to the food and wine industry in Victoria
Paul Brunton For service to the community through library services.
David Stratton For service to Australian society and Australian film production.
recipient Joan Kirner
Kylie Minogue For outstanding service to the music industry.
Bryce Rankine For service to Australian society in science and technology
recipient John Olsen For service to Australian society and art

Year: 1988

recipient John Landy
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