Australian commemorative medal
The Centenary Medal was an award created by the Australian Government in 2001. It was established to commemorate the Centenary of Federation of Australia and to recognise "people who made a contribution to Australian society or government". It was also awarded to centenarians: Australian citizens born on or before 31 December 1901 who lived to celebrate the centenary of federation on 1 January 2001. Nominations were assessed by a panel chaired by Professor Geoffrey Blainey, a historian.
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