We’re only a week away from the inaugural edition of the Australian Women in Music Awards, and now organisers have revealed the recipients of their very first Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Last month, the finalists for the inaugural AWMAs were announced. With some of the most talented and exciting women in music being recognised for their hard work, the awards are set to recognise excellence in the fields of artistry, song-writing, technical and production skills, music education, music photography, humanitarian work, and much more.

Now, ahead of the presentation ceremony in Brisbane next week, it has been announced that Patricia ‘Little Pattie’ Amphlett, Renée Geyer, and Margret RoadKnight are set to receive the very first Lifetime Achievement Awards.

“Our jury council could not separate these extraordinary women and decided to acknowledge all three,” explained AWMA Founding Director and Executive Producer, Vicki Gordon. “All were nominated by the public and then peer-voted in the jury process.”


Launching her career at the age of 14 in 1963, Little Pattie first gained recognition for her debut single ‘He’s My Blonde Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Boy’. Since then, she went on to become the youngest Australian entertainer to perform in Vietnam, and has has served on the Federal Executive of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and was vice-president of Actors & Equity.