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Australia Day: Gillian Rolton, Mike Turtur, Meg Lees and David Holst honoured in SA

Two former Olympians, a former federal politician and the proud father of a child with a disability are among the South Australians recognised in Australia Day honours.

Sadly though for one of the most recognisable names Gillian Rolton the award is posthumous.

The Olympic dual-gold medallist and architect of Adelaide's three-day equestrian event died of cancer last November, and has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

"Fortunately she knew she'd been nominated," her husband Greg Rolton said.

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Article written by: Simon Royal

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