Aussie Icons Honoured At The Women In Music Awards

Aussie Icons Honoured At The Women In Music Awards

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L-R: Deborah Conway  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images), Kate Ceberano (Photo by Martin Philbey/Redferns), Renee Geyer (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images), Little Pattie (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)

Last night in Brisbane, Christine Anu hosted the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) alongside Katie Noonan

In an Australian music history first, this event was held to recognise and award the outstanding contributions of women across all areas of the Australian music industry including songwriting, performance, film, photography and creative excellence.  “An unprecedented moment for music and for women" sand Anu. 

Three Australian icons were awarded the lifetime achievement award for their incredible and immense contribution to the Australian music industry; Renée Geyer, Patricia ‘Little Patty’ Amphlett and Margret RoadKnight. 

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(Photo Credit: Eloise van Riet-Gray from AWMA Facebook)

Live performances from legends including the incomparable Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, Kween G, Merenia Marin, Adalita, Lou Bennett (Tiddas), Sophie Koh, Zoe Hauptmann, Gordi, Ancestress and Emily Wurramara.


Deborah Conway and Helen Carter bought the house down with a Do Re Mi classic, and Jenny Morris presented - both Patrons of the AWMA.

The full list of awards and winners can be found here. 

Australia's Queen of Rock, Chrissie Amphlett is a posthumous Patron of the AWMA.

“Chrissy’s life was full of passion and creativity and her powerful influence continues to burn vibrantly. She was a pioneering force for strong, sexy women and a ground-breaker for women to demand their place on the Australian rock scene. Chrissy would be extremely proud to stand in celebration of the achievements of women in Australian Music and I am delighted her legacy will shine on as an AWMA Patron.” - Charlie Drayton

Let's take a look at some of the fantastic songs produced over the years by these incredible women...

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