Australia Day 2011 Honours
The National Film and Sound Archive extends its congratulations to the following appointments as Members of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2011 Honours List:
- Mr Howard Laurie Ainsworth for service to the media and communications industry as a radio broadcaster and television presenter, to the promotion of the performing arts, and to historical preservation organisations.
- Mr Lester Fraser Bostock for service to the Indigenous community, to the broadcast media industry as a presenter and producer, and as an advocate for people with a disability.
- Mr Bille Brown for service to the performing arts as an actor and playwright, and to education.
- Mr Andrew George Bruyn for service to the community of the Northern Territory through executive roles with a range of cultural, tourism, education and charitable organisations, and to the broadcast media industry.
- Ms Paola Kavisha Mazzella for service to the performing arts as a singer and songwriter, and to the community, through the development of musical projects promoting awareness of multicultural, refugee and Indigenous experiences. Ms Mazzella is a member of the NFSA’s Sounds of Australia selection panel.
- Ms Jill Robb for service to the Australian film and television industries as a producer, through executive roles with industry organisations, and as a mentor to emerging filmmakers.
- Ms Sally Jane Sara for service to journalism and to the community as a foreign correspondent raising awareness of international issues and as a reporter on rural Australia.
- Mr James Christopher Sourris for service to the arts and to the community through the development of the motion picture industry and through philanthropic contributions, particularly to the Queensland Art Gallery and the State Library of Queensland.
Congratulations are also extended to the following awardees of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2011 Honours List:
- Ms Auriel Andrew for service to country music as a singer, and to the Indigenous community.
- Mr Cyril Green for service to the entertainment industry as a musician and recording artist, and to the community as an ambassador for Indigenous culture.
- Mr Ian Richard Parmenter for service to the food and tourism industries as an event director, author, journalist and broadcaster.
- Mr Douglas Peters for service to the entertainment industry as a musician and recording artist, and as an ambassador for Indigenous culture.
- Mr Roger Baden Wood for service to radio broadcasting, and to the community of the Richmond Valley.