VOLUNTEER AWARD WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION

2012
Overview

The Award is in the shape of 'SIX' in black and silver. It is mounted on a glass cube with the engraved words [WA / volunteering WA / 2012 / Western Australian / Lifetime Contribution / to Volunteering Award / John Christmass OAM]. On the bottom it has the maker's mark.

Historical information

Volunteering WA presented this award to John Christmass in 2012 for his lifelong voluntary work in the arts (music) in WA. This includes his work on organising the New Years Vienna Pop concert for over 25 years which raised many hundreds of thousands of dollars for Rotary.
John Christmass moved to the Kelmscott area in the 1970s. John had taught music since the 1940s and later joined the Department of Education and was in charge of their choral music program.
In 1985 he retired from the education department and focussed his time on teaching and promoting music from his Kelmscott office. From there he managed the I Voci Choir which was made up of past students from Perth Modern School aged 18-30.
John was the musical director for the Perth Anzac Day Services from 1971 to the early 2000s, he started the 1st Vienna Pops concert and the Best of British concert at the Perth Concert Hall in c1987 and 1991 respectively to help raise money for Rotary. He directed his last in 2013 and 2012. He was presented with the Order of Australia in 2012, for his services to music, plus many other local and state awards over the years.
Locally he directed many concerts, taught music, advocated for a concert venue in the City of Armadale and was a strong advocate for the local art and culture scene.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-33-COA2016.66
Material
Width
12 cm
Height or length
33 cm
Inscriptions and markings

[Exclusive Trophies Trophies & Engraving 93282333 218 Lord Street Perth WA]

Contextual Information

This object is part of a collection of items that tells the story of the creativity and ingenuity of members of the local community in relation to art, design and engineering/construction. The collection relates to expressions of creativity that impacted an individual or small group of people to objects that have been enjoyed around the world.
This object is also a part of a collection associated with the important role volunteers play in the community. Volunteers in the City of Armadale donate many thousands of hours to a wide variety of causes. Their time, efforts, drive and willingness to help allows for many important social services to be delivered from the delivery of meals to vulnerable members of the community to helping deliver programs to improve and protect the local environment.

Year
2012
Statement of significance

This object is part of a collection of items that tells the story of the creativity and ingenuity of members of the local community in relation to art, design and engineering/construction. The collection relates to expressions of creativity that impacted an individual or small group of people to objects that have been enjoyed around the world.

Comparative significance criteria
Interpretive capacity
Rare or representative
Well provenanced
City of Armadale - History House

City of Armadale - History House

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