They are our community's treasured citizens, the people who have been recognised and honoured over the years for their distinguished service to the community - they are our Order of Australia recipients.
They gathered at the Alpine Hotel on Sunday as guests of the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council which honoured them with a special Australia Day celebration.
Their Honours span three categories - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), Member of the Order of Australia (AM), and Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). There was also a recipient of the British Empire Medal (BEM).
Three recipients sent their apologies - Rob Barnes (AM), Bob Eley (OAM), and Torah Bright (OAM).