“Like Braille House, I believe that every Australian should have the opportunity to pick up a book and experience the magic of reading”
Rupert McCall OAM

Braille House is proud to welcome Rupert McCall as an ambassador as few can capture the essence of our country and its heroes like renowned this author and poet. In 2013 as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Rupert received a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for services to the community, particularly as a poet.

In many sectors, Rupert McCall has become the poet of our generation. In 2005 he was awarded the honour of opening the Prelude to the Dawn Service in Gallipoli with his acclaimed and moving tribute NINETY YEARS AGO and in 2011, he recited his poem A FIREFIGHTER’S DREAM at Ground Zero for the New York Fire Dept on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Rupert has also paid tribute to heroes and legends such as Roger Federer, Rod Laver, Greg Norman, Shane Warne, Gary Ablett, John Eales, Dawn Fraser, Don Bradman and Black Caviar!

With a strong passion for sport and Australia, Rupert is highly sought after as a guest speaker or someone who can pay special tribute to special occasions. His new book and ‘Best Of’ anthology Golden Soil is sure to exist as another jewel in his poetical crown!

Rupert McCall is a highly respected and internationally renowned author and poet with a strong passion for sport and Australia. Whether reciting a special tribute to a special occasion or speaking at an event, few can capture the essence of the moment like Rupert McCall.


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