TONY CHARLTON - RIP
It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of our Australia Day Ambassadors
TONY CHARLTON AM
Tony had a most impressive career in media and was in the forefront of radio and television broadcasting in Australia for over 60 years.
Apart from his media career, Tony contributed to many causes and was recognised for his efforts. He always kept the limelight on others and never on himself .
He was a fine Woolworths Australian Day Ambassador and will be sadly missed.
On behalf of the Australian Day Committee (Victoria) we send our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues who worked with Tony for many years.
May he rest in peace!
Stefan Romaniw OAM
Australia Day Committee (Victoria)
A snapshot of Tony Charlton and his efforts
In the summers of 1991, 1992 and 1993, packaged and presented, on 3AW, 12 hours of weekend news, current affairs and sport involving 100 interviews each week.
In 1988, selected as the Australian commentator to present the Australians-at-War sequence from Gallipoli in the bicentennial telecast ‘Australia Live’.
Master of Ceremonies for –
- Opening, Australian Football Hall of Fame
- Re-development Celebration dinner
- 50th Anniversary Dinner of the 1956 Olympic Games
- Inauguration, MCC Museum
- Farewell to the Ashes Dinner
2005 - Official opening new Members’ Dining Room - Inauguration, new Long Room
2003 - 150th MCG birthday celebration dinner
2002 – 2006 - Unveiling of 9 of the 10 ‘Parade of the Champions’ statues
2002 - Test Captains’ Luncheon
2001 – 2009 - The Bradman Luncheon
2001 - 2 x Members’ Forums
2000 - John Lill Farewell Dinner
1999 – 2007 - MCC Media Hall of Fame
1996 - Opening of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
1994 – 2007 - The Members’ Dinner
1992 - Opening of the Great Southern Stand
1982 - Opening of the fist electronic Scoreboard
Order of Australia (Medal) 1990
Australian Dancing Society (2003)
Rotary Club of Hawthorn
Stonnington City Brass (2011)
and Life Governor.
2005 – Appointed to the inaugural Board of the Tattersall’s George Adams Foundation