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Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

 

 

* SYDNEY 27 October 2016

Australian Geographic Society awards three millennials amongst top ten winners in 2016

The Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards for 2016 at The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth garnered together an elite list of the hierarchy of this nations highest achievers in adventure, conservation and science.

Chrissie Goldrick, Editor in Chief of Australian Geographic Magazine, enthusiastically welcomed guests to the 29th annual AG Society Gala Awards prior to journalist Ray Martin taking on the M.C. role. Each recipient of an award enthralled us all with their inspiring insights into the feats that contributed to their accolades from the AG Society.

Dr David Suzuki, world renown scientist and environmentalist, had the room spellbound as he delivered an address encompassing his wisdom and experience appertaining to the environment and its sustainability.

Jade Hameister at 14 years of age became the youngest person to trek to the North Pole thus winning her the Young Adventurer of the Year Award in 2016. Jade’s acceptance speech included some profound words for one so young that are so pertinent for today – including these words “young people should shift focus from how they appear to what they can do”.  Three millennials were amongst this year’s top ten winners.

The AG Society Gala Awards are Australia’s longest-running awards celebrating adventure and conservation. Annually through grants, fundraising and sponsorships the AGS donates over $300,000 to Australian conservation and adventure activities.

The financial support granted by the AG Society to achievers in the nominated fields of adventure, achievement and conservation would not be possible without the tireless work of those behind the Society.

MiSociety would like to commend the amazing work of the current AGS Awards Committee, Chrissie Goldrick, Jo Runciman, Lyn Tuit, Rebecca Cotton and Trustee Todd Tai, one of the organisers of this outstanding event.

But of course the Gala Awards night could not happen without the generous support of the main Partner APT and the Category sponsors – Bremont, World Expeditions, Odyssey, Australian Geographic and Bauer Media Group.

The Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards event is one of the most inspiring and enjoyable events of the year in Sydney and MiSociety would like to urge you all to be sure to book early for next year’s event.

Full list of winners AGS Awards 2016

www.australiangeographic.com.au

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Dr David Suzuki, Chrissie Goldrick, Ray Martin

Dr David Suzuki, Chrissie Goldrick, Ray Martin

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Bob Brown and Joshua Gilbert, winner Young Conservationist 2016

Bob Brown and Joshua Gilbert, winner Young Conservationist 2016

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Todd Tai (Advisory Council AGS), Bob Brown

Todd Tai (Advisory Council AGS), Bob Brown

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Sue Badyari (CEO World Expeditions), Jade Hameister, Young Adventurer of the Year

Sue Badyari (CEO World Expeditions), Jade Hameister, Young Adventurer of the Year

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Jade Hameister, Young Adventurer of the Year

Jade Hameister, Young Adventurer of the Year

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Cornelia Schulze (Bauer Media) with Brian Freeman, Spirit of Adventure Award

Cornelia Schulze (Bauer Media) with Brian Freeman, Spirit of Adventure Award

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Dick Smith, Vanessa Sprague, Lachlan Smart (Spirit of Adventure Award)

Dick Smith, Vanessa Sprague, Lachlan Smart (Spirit of Adventure Award)

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Dr David Suzuki

Dr David Suzuki

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Dr David Suzuki during his address

Dr David Suzuki during his address

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Lachlan Smart, Spirit of Adventure Award winner with Dick Smith, Patron AGS

Lachlan Smart, Spirit of Adventure Award winner with Dick Smith, Patron AGS

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Peter Lao (GM Bremont) with Michael Smith (Adventurer of the Year 2016)

Peter Lao (GM Bremont) with Michael Smith (Adventurer of the Year 2016)

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Ron Allum (Lifetime of Adventure Award 2016)

Ron Allum (Lifetime of Adventure Award 2016)

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Joshua Gilbert, winner Young Conservationist of the Year with Peter Garrett

Joshua Gilbert, winner Young Conservationist of the Year with Peter Garrett

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Hannah McDougall

Hannah McDougall

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Perusing the items in the Silent Auction

Perusing the items in the Silent Auction

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Sandrina Postorino, Sasha Chan, Neal Cameron, Anita Vidot

Sandrina Postorino, Sasha Chan, Neal Cameron, Anita Vidot

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Sofitel Hotel Ballroom

Sofitel Hotel Ballroom

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Val Taylor, Mike McDowell

Val Taylor, Mike McDowell

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Vanessa Milanja, Richard Shepherd

Vanessa Milanja, Richard Shepherd

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Vincent Choi, Cecilia Choi

Vincent Choi, Cecilia Choi

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Renee Slansky, Todd Tai, Catherine Madafferi

Renee Slansky, Todd Tai, Catherine Madafferi

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

Andrew Lock, Hannah McDougall, Andrew Harper

Andrew Lock, Hannah McDougall, Andrew Harper

Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards 2016

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