3AW presenter recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list
A diverse group of Australians are being recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list.
They include athlete Kurt Fearnley, designer Jenny Kee and former Greens leader Christine Milne.
Former Olympic swimming champion Dawn Fraser, 80, has received the nation’s highest honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), alongside Muriel’s Wedding, Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet film editor Jill Bilcock.
Triple Brownlow medalist Bobby Skilton has been recognised with an OAM, as has Good Friday Appeal deputy director Emoke Bakacs.
3AW broadcaster Philip Brady has been recognised with an OAM for his 60 years in the business, 20 of which, he says are his most treasured, working alongside Bruce Mansfield.
Dawn Fraser told Tony Jones about meeting the Queen in the sixties.
“I had lunch on board the Britannica when she came to Melbourne, I think it was in 1962,” Dawn said.
“I sat alongside her, I had a lovely conversation with the Queen and she told me all about her days driving in the second World War.”
Click PLAY below hear Tony’s chat with Dawn
Bobby Skilton told Tony the reaction from the public has been heartwarming.
“It was quite a surprise, I don’t know what you do with these things!” He said.
Click PLAY below to hear Tony’s interview with Bob Skilton
Others recognised include:
- Have you been paying attention? TV host Tom Gleisner
- Guitarist, the late Phil Emmanuel
- Former Australian netball captain Kathryn Harby-Williams
- 89-year-old neurobiologist Professor Geoffrey Burnstock