Congratulations to the newly minted Bill Blaikie OAM. The Bathurst area local has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division (for service to the performing arts) in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
His long CV includes more than three decades teaching theatre at Charles Sturt University (in particular the Theatre / Media degree) and numerous theatre productions in Bathurst, touring to schools in regional NSW and as part of overseas development projects.
“So it’s not an award just for me, it’s an award for all of the people who were involved in all the productions – the crews and the designers and the cast and the writers,” he told the Western Advocate.
Congratulations Bill and well deserved.
PHOTO AND LINK: Western Advocate