Monday, June 12, 2017

Meet the Best Aussies

The Legendary Strand Bookstore At 90

Now the shop boasts an advertised “18 miles” of new, used and rare books, many of which Fred Bass himself has procured through private estates and overseas sales. “Part of my job is going out to look at estates — it’s a treasure hunt,” Bass told NY Mag in 2014, describing New York as “an incredible source — a highly educated group of people in a concentrated area, with universities and Wall Street wealth. The libraries are here.” 

Nearly 900 Australians have been recognised for their contributions to the community in this year's Queen's Birthday honours list.

 Australian Federal Police's Detective Superintendent Kirsty Ann Schofield — in charge of the $130 million ATO tax fraud investigation — was honouredwith an Australian Police Medal for her work.

Australians appointed to Order of Australia on Queen's Birthday list

ELECTION analyst Antony Green may have to get his bow tie out for a very different occasion today - to receive a Queen's Birthday Honour
Government House CANBERRA ACT 2600 12 June 2017 The Governor-General is pleased to announce the following awards - Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Cate Blanchett (AC)

The list recognises a diverse range of people — scientists, entertainers, lawyers, designers, community workers, performers — and a psephologist.
"To all recipients, I offer my deepest congratulations, admiration and respect for your contribution to our nation," Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove said.
Queens birthday honours list 2017

Alan Joyce (AC)

Antony Green (AO)