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Australian Honours



With the awarding of an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) to Simon Baker in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List, I decided it was time to acknowledge the members of our Australian racewalking community who have received this or similar honours, in specific recognition of their work within our sport. After a bit of research, my list reads as shown below.

I have used the Australian Honours search facility (https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/search) to aid in this process.

Please let me know of any omissions.


Date
Name
State
Honour
Citation
14-Jun-1975
Mabel Robinson
VIC
MBE
Sport
31-Dec-1981
Frank McGuire
VIC
BEM
Athletics
26-Jan-1992
Kerry Saxby
ACT
OAM
For Service to Athletics
26-Jan-1992
Denis Wilson
ACT
AM
For Service to Athletics
26-Jan-1998
Marion Patterson
VIC
OAM
For Service to Athletics in particular Race Walking, Through the Victorian Women's Amateur Athletic Association and Athletics Australia
11-Jun-2012
Wayne Fletcher
TAS
OAM
For service to the sport of athletics
26-Jan-2014
Tim Erickson
VIC
OAM
For services to race walking
13-Jun-2016
Jared Tallent
SA
OAM
For service to sport as a gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympic Games
26-Jan-2018
Simon Baker
VIC
OAM
For service to athletics, particularly to racewalking


Tim Erickson, February 2018