Order of Australia honours for two Northam locals

Northam RSL member Donna Prytulak

Northam RSL member Donna Prytulak

Two Northam residents have been put in the national spotlight for their considerable contributions to their fields of work and passions.

A cardiologist and the state vice-president of RSLWA have been awarded top honours as part of this year's Australia Day celebrations, receiving Order of Australia recognition.

The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia David Hurley announced the 1099 awards in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List, released on Australia Day.

Included in the list were 837 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

Dr Anthony Mylius, a Northam cardiologist was awarded a member in the general division of the Order of Australia for significant service to community health an to cardiology.

Dr Mylius, who is currently a cardiologist and consultant physician at Wheatbelt Medical Specialists, has been a Clinical Senate of Western Australia member since 2017 and was the regional medical director for the Western Australia Country Health Service from 2010 to 2013.

He has also been a senior lecturer for Rural Clinical School at the University of Western Australia since 2014.

Northam RSL member Donna Prytulak was awarded to Order of Australia Medal in the general division for her service to veterans and their families.

Mrs Prytulak is the current RSLWA state vice-president and director and has been pivitol in veteran commemorations around the Wheatbelt regions for 15 years.

She served as Northam sub-branch president from 2006 to 2016, in which she had been a member since 2005.

Mrs Prytulak was the chair of the 10th Light Horse re-enactment of the Freedom of the Town in 2012 and chair of the 100th year for ANZAC Day Committee in 2018.

She had previously been awarded the Pearce Citizen of the Year in 2010 and the Paul Harris Rotary Fellow in 2017.