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Presentation of:
Grand Cross of Hutt
TO:
Rabbi Dr. Shalom Coleman
GCH., CBE., AM., MA., PH.D Hon., LLD (UWA)., JP
 

 

   
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Presentation of Grand Cross of Hutt to Rabbi Coleman

Leading members of Perth’s Jewish community and friends gathered on Sunday 27th January 2013 to witness the Grand Cross of Hutt being presented to Emeritus Rabbi Dr Shalom Coleman at his home in Perth on behalf of H. R. H. Prince Leonard of Hutt.

“As the highest honor of the Principality H.R.H. does not bestow the Grand Cross of Hutt lightly. It is the mark of a man or woman who has performed truly exceptional services to the Sovereign, the Principality, the community and the world” explained Sir Richard Ananda Barton K.O.W.L., representing H.R.H.  “Rabbi Coleman has been a tireless builder of bridges between the Jewish and gentile communities, he has been a force for good on five continents” added Sir Richard.

In answer Justice Michael Odes QC president of the Perth Hebrew Congregation had this to say;
“Rabbi Coleman has become an iconic figure, not only in the Jewish Community but also in the wider community. He has devoted his entire life to the service of others....The word retirement finds no place in his vocabulary.  .....May I use this opportunity to convey the best wishes of all of us to H. R. H. Prince Leonard and to his family and to express on behalf of all of us the hope that the principality will continue to thrive.

 After accepting the Grand Cross and accompanying citation Rabbi Coleman said.......
"I would like to thank H. R. H. for having thought that such an award is one which I should be worthy of. I want you to convey to him my blessings and to tell him that I am always here to support his
endeavours”  ‘I also want to express, not only on my behalf but on behalf of the Jewish people that we are very grateful for the friendship and support that is being given by people like
H. R. H. … I hope that the Prince and Princess Shirley will always have a good life and a long life with good health and that the Principality will grow from strength to strength” added the Rabbi.

Following the presentation those attending enjoyed afternoon tea.     

Rabbi Coleman was presented with the Grand Cross of Hutt as part of the Principality of Hutt River’s 2013 New Year’s Honours List by Lt. Sir Richard Ananda Barton KOWL., RHRL.
assisted by Ms Pamela Searle on January 27 2013.


Photo's of the occasion

(Click thumbnails below for larger view)
 

   
           
      Above:
L - Justice Michael Odes QC
C - Rabbi Coleman
R - Lt Sir Richard Ananda Barton
Above:
Justice Michael Odes
Chats with
 Lt. Sir Richard Barton
     
                     
           
      Above:
Lt. Sir Richard Barton conveys  greetings from HRH Prince Leonard and the PHR
 and then delivers his welcome & presentation speech
     
                     
           
      Above:
Sir Richard presents the Certificate and Jewel of the Grand Cross of Hutt to Rabbi Coleman on behalf of HRH Prince Leonard.
     
                     
             
      Above:
Posing for photographs after the presentation.
     
                     
             
      Above:
Justice Michael Odes, President of the Perth Hebrew Congregation delivers the return speech on behalf of the Congregation and friends of Rabbi.
     
                     
             
      Above:
Sir Richard personally congratulates Rabbi Coleman
     
                     
           
      Above L - R:
Justice Michael Odes QC and wife Mrs Julia Odes & Rabbi Coleman
  Above L - R:
Ms Pamela Searle, Rabbi Coleman, Sir Richard Barton, Justice Michael Odes
  Above:

Rabbi Coleman with
Mr Eli
Rabinowitz

     
                     
      Photo's above courtesy of and thanks to:
 Mr Eli
Rabinowitz & Mr Neville Weiner

Higher Resolution versions available for media - email

     
                     
           
    Click for copy of:
Sir Richards Presentation speech
  Video of presentation Courtesy of:
Mr Eli
Rabinowitz
     
                   
                   
                   
   

 

   
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