Lilydale Podiatrist receives Honour of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Bill from Morecrofts Podiatry

Dr William Mackieson, who simply prefers to be known as Bill, is the immensely deserving recipient of a Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia Medal.

The Wandin North resident served with the St John Ambulance Victoria for 50 years from 1959 to 2009, as well as being the friendly face behind Morecroft’s Podiatry in Lilydale.

At the age of 76, Dr Mackieson is still working long hours at his podiatry clinic and has no intention of retiring yet.

Between his busy life of podiatry and first aid, Dr Mackieson somehow also found the time to help celebrate and progress the Yarra Ranges. He is a current Affiliate Member of the Lilydale Business Group and of the Lilydale Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League (RSL) of Australia. Previously, he has been the President and held other roles in the Lilydale Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was a Civil Marriage Celebrant for 20 years, a Bail Justice for Victoria for 10 years and a Justice of the Peace since 1982 despite doing less in recent years.

Dr Mackieson said beyond all of his community efforts, he likes archery and visiting the high country and the Outback.

“I’m a member of the Yering District Archery Club, I’m on the committee there and I’m a coaching coordinator. I am a qualified level one coach through Archery Australia, which I did a couple of years ago and thought to myself ‘Why am I mid-70s and doing a course at The Australian Institute of Sport?’ but I did it and enjoyed it,” he said.

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