photos, drawings, paintings from Peceli and Wendy about Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsular
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Congratulations Denis Walter
Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015: Denis Walter awarded a Medal of the
SUNJUNE 08, 201512:00AM
AS one of regional Victoria’s most
recognisable faces and now the voice of Melbourne’s afternoon airwaves, Denis
Walter needs little introduction.
has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s
Birthday Honours List for service to the performing arts as a singer and
entertainer, and to the broadcast media. Host of 3AW Afternoons since 2008,
Walter previously presented the regional news on WIN for 16 years and before
that, the weather on Channel Nine.
Now aged 60, Walter shows no signs of slowing down after 45 years
in the media business. “Retirement is not something I think about. My father
was still working at 87,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to do my singing, talk
radio and television news so those three have happened.’’
His music career has lasted more than 40 years and he has recorded
16 albums to date. Walter said he felt “humbled and reflective” by the award. “I’m
not someone who thinks about the past, I’m constantly thinking about the
future,” he said. AND ALSO Two more honours for Geelong singers - Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright Peter is half of Geelong’s superstar operatic duo with his wife, Cheryl Barker. She appears further along in our Hall of Fame. Peter’s the baritone of the pair. As a matter of fact, he’s one of the world’s leading baritones across all platforms, opera, concert and recital. Peter and Cheryl have performed leading roles for the world’s opera companies for more than 20 years, and just as Cheryl is regarded as the current definitive Madam Butterfly, Peter is the world’s first choice to play Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. He was also an acclaimed Figaro in the Jonathan Miller production of The Barber of Seville making him officially at the cutting edge of operatic singing.
Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. Peceli is from Fiji from the village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. Peceli Ratawa passed away on 27th December 2015 so this is Wendy's blog now. Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.