- Australian of the Year
The Australian of the Year Awards commenced in
1960. From nominations received, Australia DayCommittees in each state and territory select several finalists and recipients for their respective state and territory Australian of the Year Awards. These recipients are announced at functions in November and December each year, and from these, the National Australia Day Council Board selects the recipients in each national award category.
The national awards are announced on the eve of, and presented on,
Australia Day( 26 January) each year.
The Australian of the Year Awards recognise and reward those
Australians who have a consistent record of excellence, who have made outstanding achievements in their field, and contributed in a significant way to the nation.
The "Young Australian of the Year Award" was introduced in 1979, "Senior Australian" in 1999, and the "Local Hero Award" in 2003.
Australian of the Year Walk
The Australian of the Year Walk in
Canberrais composed of 100 concrete pillars with, by year, an image and the name of the various categories of Australian of the Year awardees. The pillars are in five groups of 20, with a staggered arrangement laterally along five metal dividers between six lines of dark paving stones. The lake side is bordered by white pavers, the land side by a white paved walkway.
The Walk is situated along a straight section of shoreline on
Lake Burley Griffinbetween the National Library of Australiaand the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge.
The Walk was opened by the former
Prime Minister of Australia John Howard, on Australia Day, 26 January 2006.
List of Australian of the Year Award recipients
List of Young Australian of the Year Award recipients
List of Senior Australian of the Year Award recipients
List of Australian Local Hero Award recipients
* [http://www.australianoftheyear.gov.au/ Australian of the Year website]
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