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2015 Australia Day Awards in Newcastle

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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

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

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Kurt Fearnley sends his thanks after winning award.

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Waltzing Matilda performed by UoN’s Echology

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Morton Bay performed by UoN’s Echology

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Advance Australia Fair performed by UoN’s Echology

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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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Echology from UoN Chamber Choir (University of Newcastle) performs at the 2015 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony at Newcastle City Hall. Waltzing Matilda [videoembed type="youtube" url="" title="0" playbar="1"] Morton Bay [videoembed type="youtube" url="" title="0" playbar="1"] Advance Australia Fair - Australian National Anthem [videoembed type="youtube" url="" title="0" playbar="1"]

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  1. chris on 27 January 2015

    Thanks so much for this – it is very strange seeing myself up on stage!

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