Australian of the Year Luncheon
The Australian of the Year Luncheon showcases a sensational line up of speakers and performers which gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy lunch and make meaningful connections with a variety of business and community leaders whilst showing your support of the importance of Australia Day in our community.
SPEAKERS: DR RICHARD HARRIS SC OAM & DR CRAIG CHALLEN SC OAM AUSTRALIANS OF THE YEAR 2019
In July 2018, anaesthetist Dr Richard Harris and retired vet Dr Craig Challen made worldwide headlines when they joined an international team to rescue a group of boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Richard is a diver with 30 years' experience and a specialist in aeromedical retrieval. He has previously participated in complex diving recoveries, appeared in National Geographic documentaries and, in 2015, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to cave exploration. In 2017 he was awarded The Australasian Technical Diver of the Year.
Craig has dived some of Australia's deepest wrecks and has set depth records in diving, including diving to 194m in the Pearse Resurgence, New Zealand in 2011. He was awarded Technical Diver of the Year 2009 at the Australian technical diving conference Oztek.
Both Craig and Richard were awarded the Star of Courage for unwavering and selfless bravery following the successful rescue of the trapped soccer team.
Meet the newly announced 2020 South Australians of the Year
15 November, 2019
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Port Road
11:45am arrival for a 12pm start; finishing at 3pm
Dr Richard Harris SC OAM and Dr Craig Challen SC OAM
$130 for individual tickets
$1300 for a table of 10
$1000 for a table of 10 (schools pricing)
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