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Order of Australia

Order of Australia
Insignia of an Officer of the Order of Australia
TitleOrder of Australia
CaptionInsignia of an Officer of the Order of Australia
Awarded Bythe

Queen of Australia
TypeNational order
EligibilityAll living Australians
ForAchievement and merit in service to Australia or humanity.
StatusCurrently constituted
Head TitleSovereign
HeadElizabeth II
ChancellorQuentin Bryce
GradesDame (AD)
Knight (AK)
Companion (AC)
Officer (AO)
Member (AM)
Medal (OAM)

Awarded in
General or Military Division,
or as an Honorary award.
Date14 February 1975
First Induction21 April 1975
Total(General & Military Divisions)
AD - 2
AK - 12
AC - 396
AO - 2,168
AM - 7,749
OAM - 17,610

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The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, on 14 February 1975 "for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service". Before the establishment of the Order, Australian citizens received British honours.

The Order is divided into general and military divisions, with the following grades in descending order of seniority:

* Dame or Knight of the Order of Australia (AD or AK - no new appointments since 1983);

* Companion of the Order of Australia (AC);

* Officer of the Order of Australia (AO);

* Member of the Order of Australia (AM); and

* Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

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Name Known for Date of appointment Date of death
Sir John Kerr AK GCMG GCVO Governor-General 1974-77 24 May 1976 24 March 1991
Sir Robert Menzies KT AK CH QC Prime Minister 1939-41, 1949-66 7 June 1976 15 May 1978
Sir Colin Syme AK Industrialist 6 June 1977 1986
Sir Zelman Cowen AK GCMG GCVO QC Governor-General 1977-82 8 December 1977 'living' (age October 7, 1919(age 92))
Sir MacFarlane Burnet OM AK KBE Immunologist, Nobel laureate 26 January 1978 31 August 1985
Dame Alexandra Hasluck AD Historian 6 June 1978 18 June 1993
Dame Enid Lyons AD GBE Politician 26 January 1980 2 September 1981
HRH The Prince of Wales KG KT GCB AK many others Royalty, Heir apparent 14 March 1981 'living' (age November 14, 1948(age 63))
Sir Roden Cutler VC AK KCMG KCVO CBE Soldier, Governor of New South Wales 1966-81 7 April 1981 22 February 2002
Sir Garfield Barwick AK GCMG Chief Justice of Australia 1964-81 8 June 1981 14 July 1997
Sir Charles Court AK KCMG OBE Premier of Western Australia 1974-82 14 June 1982 22 December 2007
Sir Ninian Stephen KG AK GCMG GCVO KBE QC High Court Judge, Governor-General 1982-89 29 July 1982 'living' (age June 15, 1923(age 88))
Sir Roy Wright AK Physiologist 26 January 1983 28 February 1990
Sir Gordon Jackson AK Industrialist 13 June 1983 1 June 1991

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