Kurt Fearnley, Kate Grenville, local heros among Queen’s Birthday honours recipients

Paralympian Kurt Fearnley and author Kate Grenville are among the 1007 Australians on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The list, announced today by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, also sees champion canoeist Helen Brownlee recognised for a second time as an advocate for women in sport.

Swimming champion Dawn Fraser has been awarded the highest order – Companion of the Order of Australia alongside acclaimed film editor Jill Bilcock.

Social workers, volunteers and people who have made large donations have also been formally recognised for their achievements and community service.

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