Eastern Suburbs Group of the Order of Australia and National Boys Choir

By July 8, 2006No Comments

Today I had the privilege of attending the first meeting of the eastern suburbs group of the Order of Australia.  

The Order of Australia dates back to 1975 for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service (source: Wikipedia).  

The group provides an eastern Melbourne focus for the Order of Australia Association and its first meeting was held at the studio of the National Boys Choir located in Ringwood in recognition of dedication provided by two recipients of the Order of Australia.  

The meeting provided the unique opportunity to view a rehearsal of the National Boys Choir and experience another example of Maroondah’s arts culture. The National Boys Choir featured in the Qantas ‘I still call Australia home’ advertising campaign and will be performing their mid-year concert at the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University on the 22nd of July.

For information on the National Boys Choir please visit

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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