Curtis Wool Direct

Inaugural Australian Wool Industry Medal Recipients Announced

Buy and sell wool 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in the world. Click here.

The Federation of Australian Wool Organisations Inc. (FAWO) this evening announced the

inaugural recipients of the Australian Wool Industry Medal. The Medal recognises men and

women who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool



The recipients are: Ms Nan Allison VIC, Mr Robert Carter WA, Mr Rod Franklyn VIC,

Mr Athol Frederick VIC, Ms Sally Martin NSW, Mr Wal Merriman NSW, Dr Peter Morgan VIC

Mr Geoff Power SA, Mr Robert Ryan OAM NSW, Mr Barry Walker OAM NSW, Mr David Ward OAM VIC.


Mr David Michell, Chairman Elect of FAWO, congratulated the recipients on their awards

and thanked them for their contribution to the Australian wool industry. Mr Michell said “These men and women have made a significant contribution to Australia’s wool industry over many years. They come from a range of sectors within the industry, from farming, to broking, to trading and exporting to service sectors. Their contributions have been diverse, ranging from administrative support to being industry leaders, from regional to national and international levels. I congratulate them all on receiving the Australian Wool Industry Medal in recognition of their service and contribution”.


“It is very timely that we acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of these outstanding

people to this iconic Australian industry. Wool prices are now at record levels and optimism

for both wool and sheep is high. The industry has faced difficult times over the past 3

decades and the contributions that these people have made has ensured that many in the

industry can enjoy these more prosperous times.”

Recipients were presented with their Medals at the National “Wool Week” Industry Dinner at

Aerial, Melbourne on 24th August. Two recipients were unable to be present and will receive

their Medals in a private ceremony in their home state.


The Federation of Australian Wool Organisation is the peak body for the Australian wool

industry. Members include: Australian Council of Wool Exporters and Processors, Australian

Wool Exchange, Australian Wool Handlers, Australian Wool Innovation, Australian Wool

Testing Authority, The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia, and

WoolProducers Australia.


FAWO is now accepting nominations for 2018. The 2018 nomination form is available at Closing date is 1 May 2018.

Source: FAWO

Share This Article

New Zealand
South Africa
Wool Promotion
Buy Alpaca from
Wool & Specialty Fibre
Tops & Yarn Dyeing
Wool & Top Treatment 
Buy Yarn From
Textile Machinery
Wool Magazines

Interested in reaching buyers in China? Advertise in wool2yarn China magazine and reach major importers of wool and speciality fibre, topmakers, spinners, weavers and textile companies in China, in their own language, breaking down the language barrier. This publication is circulated to 5000 major textile companies in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and is a buyer’s guide and information source for the year ahead. See More.

Reach buyers in 58 countries – advertise in wool2yarn global magazine. Published once each year (September) it is circulated to over 5000 textile companies. Readership includes importers of wool and speciality fibre, topmakers, spinners and weavers, manufacturers of yarn, knitwear, carpet, and blankets, producers and importers of fabrics, bedding products, garment manufacturers, and brands and retail chains. See more.

Wool Reports
Buy Wool, Wool Tops, Yarn Online
Wool Testing
Wool Grease
Wool Products Online
Second Hand Textile Machinery