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Archie Roach, Claudia Karvan, David Wenham, Kylie Kwong identified at the 2023 Australia Day Honours

Archie Roach, Claudia Karvan, David Wenham and Kylie Kwong identified at the 2023 Australia Day Honours

A number of Australian artists were recognised at the 2023 Australia Day Honours in Canberra on Wednesday night.

Late songwriter and elder Archie Roach was made a Companion of the Order (AC) at this year’s ceremony.

Archie’s friend, manager and CEO of his foundation Jill Shelton said the award was ‘bittersweet’.

Archie Roach (pictured), Claudia Karvan, David Wenham and Kylie Kwong were recognised at the 2023 Australia Day Honours

‘Archie would be humbled (but) it is a complex award. When he was nominated for the Order of Australia many years ago, he gave it a lot of thought and agreed to accept the award back then as an acknowledgment of his work … and on behalf of his people,’ she said.

Actress Claudia Karvan was also recognised as she received the Medal of the Order of Australia.

‘We are very lucky as an industry to have government support,’ she said.

Actress Claudia Karvan (Pictured) Was Recognised As She Received The Medal Of The Order Of Australia

Actress Claudia Karvan (pictured) was recognised as she received the Medal of the Order of Australia

‘This has come in many different forms over the decades and waxed and waned, but the government understands that telling our unique stories is important and integral to our society.’

Meanwhile, David Wenham was recognised for his role in performing arts as an actor and producer.

Australian television chef Kylie Kwong also made the 2023 honours.

Meanwhile, David Wenham (Pictured) Was Recognised For His Role In Performing Arts As An Actor And Producer

Meanwhile, David Wenham (pictured) was recognised for his role in performing arts as an actor and producer

Body image positivity campaigner Taryn Brumfitt has been named 2023 Australian of the Year.

The 44-year-old activist, writer, director and public speaker was crowned as our top Aussie at the glittering ceremony for her work with the Embrace Body Image Movement, which she founded in 2012.

The movement teaches people – young women in particular – to love and appreciate their bodies and has spread far beyond her hometown of Adelaide, sparking a global phenomenon reaching more than 200million people. 

Australian Television Chef Kylie Kwong (Pictured) Also Made The 2023 Honours

Australian television chef Kylie Kwong (pictured) also made the 2023 honours

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