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Australian Geographic Society Awards 2010 – The Winners

7 October 2010  Photos; Bill Ranken Story; MiSociety 

The Australian Geographic Society Awards 2010 were a real buzzy affair
Winners of the 2010 Australian Geographic Society Awards 2010 were announced at a ‘full house’ dinner at Sydney’s Sofitel Hotel.  

Buzz Aldrin along with his glam wife Lois were guests of honour as the octogenarian astronaut was there to collect his Honorary Lifetime of Adventure Award.  Surrounded by security Buzz and Lois were positioned at the front table as the fundraising auction commenced with two offers of a photo both with Buzz and signed by him going for $3,000 each.

Buzz and Lois certainly created extra interest for the awards helping to boost ticket sales to support fundraising for the Society.   

The Australian Geographic Society Awards  recognise people with an adventurous spirit  who have achieved great things. 

The winners are:
Lifetime of Conservation -Mary White
Lifetime of Adventure – Lincoln Hall
Spirit of Adventure – Alex Vail, Tane Sinclair-Taylor and Joshua Stewart
Young Adventurer of the Year – Jessica Watson (award accepted by her mother and brother)
Young Conservationist of the Year – Simon Cherriman
Conservationist of the Year – Trevor Evans
Adventurer of the Year – Linda Beilharz
Honorary Lifetime of Adventure – Buzz Aldrin

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Lois Aldrin and Buzz Aldrin at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Lois Aldrin and Buzz Aldrin at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Lois Aldrin and Buzz Aldrin at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Linda Beilharz winner Adventurer of the Year at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Linda Beilharz winner Adventurer of the Year at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Linda Beilharz winner Adventurer of the Year at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Mary White winner Lifetime of Conservation Award at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Mary White winner Lifetime of Conservation Award at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Mary White winner Lifetime of Conservation Award at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Joshua Stewart, Tane Sinclair-Taylor and Alex Vail (winners Spirit of Adventure Award)

Joshua Stewart, Tane Sinclair-Taylor and Alex Vail (winners Spirit of Adventure Award)

Joshua Stewart, Tane Sinclair-Taylor and Alex Vail (winners Spirit of Adventure Award)

Colin Putt, explorer at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Colin Putt, explorer at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Colin Putt, explorer at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

AG Award winners Simon Cherriman and Trevor Evans (Conservationists of the Year)

AG Award winners Simon Cherriman and Trevor Evans (Conservationists of the Year)

AG Award winners Simon Cherriman and Trevor Evans (Conservationists of the Year)

Dr Pagie Govender with his son at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Dr Pagie Govender with his son at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Dr Pagie Govender with his son at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Dick Smith and Debbie McInnis at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Dick Smith and Debbie McInnis at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Dick Smith and Debbie McInnis at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Andrew Lock (climbed world's 14 highest peaks) with Greg Haythorpe (Trustee AGS)

Andrew Lock (climbed world's 14 highest peaks) with Greg Haythorpe (Trustee AGS)

Andrew Lock (climbed world's 14 highest peaks) with Greg Haythorpe (Trustee AGS)

Barbera Hall and Lincoln Hall at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Barbera Hall and Lincoln Hall at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Barbera Hall and Lincoln Hall at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Helen Blackstock and Ben Salon at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Helen Blackstock and Ben Salon at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Helen Blackstock and Ben Salon at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Soren Wilbey, Chairman Australian Geographic Society at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Soren Wilbey, Chairman Australian Geographic Society at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Soren Wilbey, Chairman Australian Geographic Society at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Tom Watson and Julie Watson accepted Jessica Watson's Award at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Tom Watson and Julie Watson accepted Jessica Watson's Award at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

Tom Watson and Julie Watson accepted Jessica Watson's Award at the Australian Geographic Awards 2010

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