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Five of Australia’s most enduring personalities have been honoured with the latest release of Legends commemorative stamps from Australia Post.
This year’s theme is Legends of TV Entertainment and Denise Drysdale, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Ray Martin, Bert Newton and Daryl Somers now have postage stamps bearing their images — past and present — and also each receive a 24-carat gold replica of their stamp.
Between them the five span over 60 years of television and over a dozen Gold Logies. “Each of these multi-award winning television personalities have made unique contributions to the Australian entertainment industry and have played a role in forming our national popular culture,” Australia Post Managing Director and Group CEO Christine Holgate said. “They are consummate performers who have entertained, informed and entranced generations of Australians. Together they encompass an incredible range of remarkable talents including journalism, variety hosting, interviewing, singing, acting and comedy.”
The Australia Post Legends Award celebrates the lives of living Australians who have made a unique contribution, inspired the community and influenced the way Australians think about themselves and the community. Since Sir Donald Bradman was recognised as the first Legend in 1997, the series has celebrated people from various walks of life including sporting identities, performers, scientists, fashion designers, business people, philanthropists, authors, indigenous leaders, chefs, equality advocates and Victoria Cross soldiers.
Source: Australia Post