Robina Beard OAM the Wingecarribee Australia Day Ambassador

January 16, 2024 10:25 am in by

Ms Robina Beard OAM will be coming to Wingecarribee as the Australia Day Ambassador on 26 January, 2024.

For over 20 years, Robina was a familiar face to households Australia-wide, playing the part of Madge the Manicurist in a television commercial for Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid.

Her memoir, ‘My Life: You’re Soaking in it’ takes its title from her now famous line in this commercial which quickly caught on in popular culture.

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Robina’s 65 year commitment to Australian arts was recognised in 2011 with an OAM for her Services to the Theatre, particularly in dance.

Ms Beard OAM will welcome 32 new community members from the Philippines, South Africa, Germany, the United Kingdom, United States, India, New Zealand, Thailand, Kenya and Isle of Man, to Wingecarribee Shire.

Robina will also congratulate our 2024 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.