The 2015 Australia day awards was held at Newcastle City Hall. The Newcastle Citizenship Ceremony was also held during this event.

Kamahl and the University of Newcastle’s Echology performed at the event.

Full Show


Highlights Reel to Kamahl’s live performance of “My Home”


Kurt Fearnley sends his thanks after winning award.


Waltzing Matilda performed by UoN’s Echology


Morton Bay performed by UoN’s Echology


Advance Australia Fair performed by UoN’s Echology



Promo voiceover by Darren McErlain.



Kurt Fearnley was named Newcastle citizen of the year.

Fort Scratchley was named community group of the year.

Kirk Upton from Tighes Hill was named young citizen of the year.

Newcastle OAM Recipients

Darren McManus-Smith from Morisset
Service to veterans and families

Norma Clarke – New Lambton
Service to Lawn Bowls

Anthony Todman
Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children

Arthur Baker – Bulahdelah
Service to the community.

John Rumball – Hamilton
Service to Ambulance

David Williams – Singleton
Service to agriculture

Rev’d Tony Lang
Army and Police Chaplain

Kevin Berger – Newcastle East
DALE program

Bill Chapman – Dora Creek
Service to mine workers

Dr Alan Beard – Valentine
Rotary volunteer

Margaret Sulman – Marmong Point
Mater volunteer

Darren McManus-Smith – Morisset
Service to veterans and families

Kathleen Milford – North Arm Cove
Service to the community.

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