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Transcript 5740

HONORARY ORDERS OF AUSTRALIA

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 26/01/1982

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 5740

STRICTLY UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL
0001 HRS AEDT, TUESDAY,
26 JANUARY, 1982
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FOR MEDIA TUESDAY, 26 JANUARY, 1982
HONORARY ORDERS OF AUSTRALIA
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Government's
recommendations f * or three honorary appointments to the
Order of Australia.
The awards are of Companion in the General Division of the
order of Australia and mark distinguished service given to
Australia by non-Australians.
This is the second list of honorary awards to be given under
the provisions of the Constitution of the Order of Australia.
The first four honorary appointments were announced on
Australia Day 1980.
The awards of Honorary Companion are to:
Mother Teresa*( Bojaxhiu*), O. B. E.
Missionaries of Charity, Lower Circular Road,
Calcutta 16, India.
His* Excellency Mr. Shridath Surendranath* Ramphal,* Kt', Q. C.
Secretary-General, Commonwealth Secretariat,
Marlborough House, London.
The Rt. Hon+. Brian Edward Talboys, C'. H.
of 1 Hamilton Avenue, Winton, New Zealand. Former
New Zealand % Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Overseas Trade.
Mr. Fraser said the Government when making its recommendations
had had in mind the high standards set by the Council for the
Order of Australia in recommending awards to Australian citizens.
Honorary awards would continue to be limited and recommended on
rare occasions at the Government's discretion.
Details of each of the citations are in the announcement by the
Governor-General of The Queen's approval of the three honorary
appointments. 00

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Order of Australia: General Division
Appointments of Honorary Companion
Mother Teresa ( Bojaxhiu), O. B. E.
Missionaries of Charity, 54a Lower Circular Road,
Calcutta 16, India. Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1979.
Mother Teresa has devoted a significant part of her life
to working for the poor and needy of many countries.
She founded the Missionaries of Charity which operates
more than 200 Missions in various countries. In
Australia, there are Missions of the Order at Bourke,
New South Wales; Katherine, Northern Territory; and
Fitzroy, Victoria. She has visited Australia on many
occasions. During a visit last October, Mother Teresa
had talks on the establishment of a house of the
Missionaries of Charity which opened early this month
in West Avenue, Queanbeyan, New South Wales.
His Excellency Mr. Shridath Surendranath Ramphal, Kt, C. M. G. Q. C.
Secretary-General, Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough
House, London. Mr. Ramphal has served the Commonwealth
Secretariat with distinction since 1975. He has shown an
eminent understanding of affairs concerning the nations of
the Commonwealth and the international community in general.
This has contributed to a wide appreciation of Australia's
role in the Commonwealth. He played a leading role in the
first Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in
Melbourne recently.
The Rt. Honourable Brian Edward Talboys, C. H.
Former New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs and Overseas
Trade, of 1 Hamilton Avenue, Winton, New Zealand. Mr. Talboys
has made an outstanding contribution over many years to
relations between Australia and New Zealand and to the ANZUS
Alliance. In official negotiations on various matters he has
shown a particular understanding of the importance of each
country to the other. This understanding has contributed
in a most sighiificant way to the cementing of our bilateral
relationship and is symbolised by his co-signature of
the Nareen Declaration in 1978. 000--_ I

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