Tag: Australian Of The Year

  • Australian Of The Year

    Australian Of The Year

    “I’m sorry sir, but I need you to move to another table”, one of the attendants said to the older man who was seated at our table. We had just spent a good fifteen to twenty minutes chatting with him about his life’s work. He obviously went into much greater detail than I can describe here, but he’s spent the last few years doing research around plants which use a lot less watwer than others.… Read the rest “Australian Of The Year”

  • Australian Of The Year

    Australian Of The Year

    As I mentioned in my previous blog post, it’s two years exactly since I last attended an “Australian of the Year” function in Canberra. What was most memorable about that event was the storm which interrupted what was then an outdoor event. Though for many, the memory will be of Malcolm Turnbull holding an umbrella over the impossibly-tall, Ben Roberts-Smith, for me it will be the humidity associated with wearing a poncho in Canberra’s uncharacteristically stinking hot weather.… Read the rest “Australian Of The Year”

  • Australian Of The Year (NSW)

    Australian Of The Year (NSW)

    “I’m going to go home and tell my children they’re not trying hard enough”, a friend of a friend joked tonight at the announcement of the NSW finalists for the Australian Of The Year. We agreed all of the finalists, but particularly the recipients were seriously impressive people who made us feel somewhat inadequate about the achievements in our own lives.… Read the rest “Australian Of The Year (NSW)”

  • NSW Australian Of The Year

    NSW Australian Of The Year

    I have almost lost count of the number of times I’ve been to the announcement of the NSW Australian Of The Year. Though, it’s something I have a connection with through my work, it’s something I really enjoy being involved with on a personal level. There are so many great stories of people doing amazing things.… Read the rest “NSW Australian Of The Year”

  • Australian Of The Year

    Australian Of The Year

    It’s been a few years since I’ve travelled to Canberra for the Australian Of The Year Awards. The last time was, I think, 2010 (or thereabouts). Through my work, I have a close relationship with the team organising the awards, and was involved in setting up ABC Radio’s live coverage of the announcements.… Read the rest “Australian Of The Year”

  • Australian Of The Year and Australia Day Concert

    Australian Of The Year and Australia Day Concert

    Although my friend told me the forecast was for conditions which would be “stinking hot”, I work a jacket just in case. A warm afternoon in Canberra can often turn into a cold night, and I had visions of walking home in the freezing cold after attending the Australia Day Concert.… Read the rest “Australian Of The Year and Australia Day Concert”