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Order of Australia

Spring '23 Newsletter
October 13, 2023

Turning the Tide Newsletter – Spring 2023

Order of Australia

AMCS Patron and literary great Tim Winton has been awarded the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to literature and to environmental advocacy”.

The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement.

Not only does our magnificent Patron Tim Winton shine a light on our oceans through his writing, he actively campaigns for their protection. This is perhaps no better shown than in the recent spectacular ABC documentary Ningaloo Nyinggulu, which Tim wrote, narrated and was executive producer.

Tim has been our Patron since 2006 – almost two decades of service – but he is far more than a figurehead; he has actively worked alongside us on many of our campaigns.

Tim Winton is one of Australia’s greatest writers and a dedicated conservationist. His appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia is so utterly deserved.

Read & Protect

We have a range of Tim Winton classic novels in our AMCS Shop. Blueback, Island Home, The Shepherd’s Hut and The Boy Behind The Curtain are all available to purchase with all proceeds going directly to our critical work to protect Australia’s precious ocean wildlife.