Australia Day 2017 is an ideal time to recognise and say thanks to the shining stars in our local communities and across the nation.
Each year Australia Post announce their Legends Award, a stamp series commemorating living Australians who have made lifetime contributions to the development of the Commonwealth's national identity and character.
Managing Director and Group CEO of Australia Post Ahmed Fahour said since 1997 the Legend Awards have honoured living Australians who have shaped the way Australians – and the rest of the world – think about Australia.
“Recipients are an eclectic bunch. They come from all walks of life. Artists, sportspeople, chefs, soldiers, feminists, philanthropists, fashion designers, medical research, actors, musicians and authors.
“When they’re depicted altogether, you get a truly uplifting image of modern Australia as a diverse talented, creative, passionate and inclusive nation,” Mr Fahour said.
The Australia Day Council of NSW are a very proud supporter of the Australia Post Legends stamp series, celebrating outstanding Australians across a range of disciplines. #20yearsofLegends.