Old Camberwell Grammarians' Association

Gallery of Achievement


Rev Dr. Geoffrey Herbert Blackburn OAM (1931)

Rev Geoffrey Blackburn was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1997 for services to the Baptist Church, in particular through the Baptist Union of Australia, and the Baptist World Alliance.

Since his ordination in 1939, Geoffrey has travelled all over the world in a variety of roles with the Baptist Church. These include Army Chaplain in the Pacific Islands, President of the Baptist World Alliance and President of the Baptist Union of Victoria.

He has had an active life in several pastorates in the Baptist Church, and since retiring in 1986 has continued his pastoral work with retired Baptist ministers and ministers’ widows, as a member of Rotary International.