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One Electric Day at Werribee Mansion on Sunday 27 November 2016 with Russell Morris, Icehouse, James Reyne, Jimmy Barnes.

Jimmy Barnes at One Electric Day. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Nick Cave Receive Australia Day Honours

by Paul Cashmere on January 26, 2017

in News

Rock icons Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly and Nick Cave have received the Officer of the Order of Australia honours as part of the 2017 Australia Day list.

Opera singer Anthony Warlow also received the honour and Jimmy’s brother John Swan was given the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Mr James Dixon BARNES
New South Wales
For distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, singer and songwriter, and through support for not-for-profit organisations, particularly to children with a disability.

Mr Paul Maurice KELLY
St Kilda Vic 3182
For distinguished service to the performing arts and to the promotion of the national identity through contributions as a singer, songwriter and musician.

Mr Nicholas Edward CAVE
Brighton, United Kingdom
For distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, songwriter, author and actor, both nationally and internationally, and as a major contributor to Australian music culture and heritage.

Mr Anthony Thorne WARLOW
For significant service to the performing arts through contributions to opera and musical theatre as a singer, actor and entertainer.

Mr John Archibald SWAN
Millswood SA 5034
For service to music as a performer, and to the community through charitable organisations.

Jimmy said in a tweet, “I am humbled to receive an Australia Day honour this year. I just wanted to say thank you to those involved in this decision.”

He also congratulated his brother John on his award. “So proud of my big brother John Swan being given the Australia Day honour. I am proud of him every day!”

Also honoured were television presenter Andrew O’Keefe and newsreader Peter Hitchener.

Mr Andrew Patrick O’KEEFE
North Bondi NSW 2026
For significant service to the broadcast media as a television presenter, and to social welfare and charitable organisations.

Mr Peter Donald HITCHENER
For service to the broadcast media as a journalist and television presenter, and to the community.

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