The one who got away

February 10, 2015 by J-Wire
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As a barrister, Kinsgley Davis did not find receiving letters from Government House to be a special event.

He told J-Wire: “I am frequently being asked to act as referee for those nominated for an award so you can imagine how surprised I was when I opened a letter from Government House advising me that I had been nominated myself.”

The list has been updated but here is Kingsley Davis’s background:


Raymond Kingsley DAVIS,  Melbourne Vic 3000


Kingsley Davis

Kingsley Davis

For service to the community through youth and heritage organisations, and to the law.

Night Volunteer Coordinator, St Kilda Legal Service, current; Volunteer Lawyer, weekly, since 1995; Member St Kilda Legal Service Cooperative Ltd of Australia (Victoria), 1999-2005.

Councillor, National Trust Victoria, late 1990s-mid 2000s; Past Member, Properties Advisory Committee; Past Member, Business Advisory Committee; Chair, Labassa Property, Caulfield, 1990-2004 years and Member, Labassa Management Committee, 1987-2004; Trust Member, for more than 30 years.

Victorian Leader Training Commissioner, Scouts Victoria,
since 1980; State Council Member, since 1991; Member, Editorial Committee, Australian Scout Magazine, current; Assistant Branch Commissioner, Publications, current; Assistant District Commissioner, Sandridge, 1974-1991; Adult Leader, since 1960.
Recipient, Silver Kangaroo, 2013; Recipient, 50 Year Leader Long Service Award, 2010; Recipient, Silver Emu, 2001; Recipient, Silver Acorn, 1993; Recipient, Medal of Merit, 1978.

Graduate Union of the University of Melbourne
Administrative Council Member, since 2011; Chair, Membership Committee, current; Member, since 1966.

Kingsley Davis told J-Wire: “My work with the Scouting movement has brought many surprises including one day being thanked by TV personality Jon Faine who remembered his training in the Boy Scouts.”

On a personal note, Kingsley Davis told J-Wire that a personal achievement he was proud of was the role of Baal tekiyah, the blower of the Shofar during the High Holidays. He performed this role between 1962 and 1967 at TBI in Bentliegh and has continued to do so from 1968 at St. Kilda.



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