Australia Day 2013: OAM recipients 

Peter Woods, OAM

A  lifetime's involvement in rugby union for Peter Woods has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division for services to the sport as an administrator. 

Mr Woods, a solicitor, has been president of Illawarra District Rugby Union since 2007  and was secretary from 1980-1998.

He is also president and a life member of the Illawarra Rugby Union Referees’ Association and a life member of the Vikings. 

In  2000 he became  president of   the NSW Country Rugby Union Referees’ Association.

Dr Allan Beavis, OAM

Dr Allan Beavis of Moss Vale has been recognised for his service to music and education with the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division.

Dr Beavis is the founder and conductor of St Jude’s Singers, conductor of Highland Sinfonia, organist for St Simon’s and St Jude’s Anglican Church in Bowral, public officer for St Jude’s Music Association and chair of the organising committee for Bowral Autumn Music Festival. He has been a board member at the University of NSW, and St Catherine’s School in Waverley.

David Tattersall, OAM

Moss Vale’s David Tattersall has received the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for his services to music as an educator and administrator.

Mr Tattersall has been a teacher and director of musical groups since 1957 at the University of Canberra, Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Macquarie Conservatorium in Dubbo, St Ignatius’ College in Sydney, Cranbrook School in Sydney and Scotch Oakburn College in Launceston.

 He founded the Tone Deaf Society, the Choir of Limited Expectations, the Australian Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra,  and Orange Youth Choir.

Warwick Hansen, OAM

After nearly 50 years in the funeral industry, Wollongong funeral director Warwick Hansen has been recognised with an Order of Australia Medal.

Mr Hansen received his award for services to the community and to the funeral industry.

He said the award was an extreme honour.

‘‘I do not see the medal as a personal tribute, but more an acknowledgement of my role as a conduit to do many good things with the support of my family, friends and employees,’’ Mr Hansen said.

Wendy Woodward, OAM

Wendy Woodward’s service to the community through a range of organisations has been rewarded with the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division.

The North Nowra local  is the NSW co-ordinator for Bravehearts as well as the co-ordinator of White Balloon Day activities, among numerous other activities.

Reverend Harry Herbert, OAM

Bundanoon resident Reverend Harry Herbert has been made a Member of the Order of Australia.

His  community service includes management of the medically supervised injecting centre in Kings Cross, and ministering to several Uniting Church congregations in Australia and overseas.


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