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'The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II [] to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service. Before the establishment of the order, Australian citizens received British honours.' (

Winners (also see subcategories)v1191

2013 George Papadopoulos for contributions to multicultural affairs and the arts in Victoria
2004 Jimmy Little For service to the entertainment industry as a singer, recording artist and songwriter and to the community through reconciliation and as an ambassador for Indigenous culture.
2002 Ida West
2002 Peter Skrzynecki For service to Australian multicultural literature
1997 Ruth Chong
1994 (for services to literature) Judith Rodriguez
1993 Evelyn Crawford
1987 Charles Perkins
1986 Mabel Edmund In recognition of service to the Aboriginal community.
1984 Daphne Rose Colless
1983 Gus Williams For service to conservation and the environment.
1981 Yami Lester For service in the field of Aboriginal Welfare.
1979 Essie Coffey
1978 Valerie Bryant-Carroll