After his high jumping career came to an end, Chilla went on to become a key figure in the Liberal Party and served as state director for the party’s Western Australian division.
All rights reserved. Shani did such a wonderful job caring for him (and Nerida) through it all.  The Australian media heavily covered the event, including the television station GTV9, which had just recently begun transmitting. Charles Michael "Chilla" Porter (11 January 1936 – 15 August 2020) was an Australian athlete and political figure. He won a silver medal in the high jump after battling it out against American Charles Dumas, and went on to compete in the Rome games in 1960. And she entered to win a $10K trip for four people to Norfolk Island in 2021. My Sister’s long care for Dad which let him die in his own home on the weekend has been the greatest act of kindness I have ever seen.”, Hundreds of people shared their own tributes to Chilla on Sunday after the news broke, with Christian’s sister Shani writing: “Our father loved us both dearly. After a series of electoral defeats he resigned in April 1987 and worked as director of a marketing agency.
16/08/2020 1:26:00 PM. At the age of 19, Porter competed for Australia in the high jump at the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia, finishing second and taking the silver medal with a leap height of 2.10m, more than 5cm higher than his previous personal best. YourAuntie Penny used to keep us up to date on what he was doing. The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has paid tribute to the late Charles ‘Chilla’ Porter, two-time Olympian and silver medallist at Melbourne 1956. He was the first Australian high jump athlete to clear the height of 2.10m.  Over the same period, Porter was director of Controlled Marketing, a fundraising firm that managed fundraising for several charities in Western Australia, as well as fundraising for the Liberal Party. Credit: Fairfax Photography.
 American Charles Dumas won the gold medal, setting an Olympic record of 2.12m, higher than the previous Olympic best by 7 cm. WE LOVE YOU DAD!”, Another person said: “Heartfelt condolences. The contest transfixed a nation on the opening day of the 1956 Games, with the unknown six-foot-four Brisbane teenager taking part in what became the longest field event in Olympic history. Last Update: His son Attorney-General Christian Porter shared the sad news on Facebook yesterday, describing his dad as “the most devoted of fathers”. He later served as general secretary of the Liberal Party of Australia (Western Australian Division) from 1978 to 1987. He was so proud of Christian for his achievements, ALWAYS watching Parliament and collecting news clipping of Christian’s career.
, Porter was a high jumper who utilized the straddle technique, the dominant high jump technique before the Fosbury Flop emerged in the 1960s.
“Shani and I had our entire life blessed by the most devoted of fathers and Mum got married at 19 to the most devoted of husbands and so we will always remember that wonderful loving father and husband and grandfather who lived such a fantastic life,” Christian Porter wrote on Facebook.
Melbourne Olympic high jump hero Chilla Porter dies, aged 84. Copyright © 2020 Around The Rings. , Between 1955 and 1961, he won seven straight Australian high jump titles and held the national record for six years. To know Chilla was to know a man of great achievements but whose proudest achievements were his marriage and his family.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has paid tribute to the late Charles ‘Chilla’ Porter, two-time Olympian and silver medallist at Melbourne 1956.
Tributes have flooded in for Australian Olympic legend Charles ‘Chilla’ Porter who passed away on Saturday at the age of 84.  He held the position only until 1996 but was "instrumental in WAIS developing a new purpose-built facility at Challenge Stadium". The company was criticized for the amount of money that was distributed to the charities after fundraising costs were deducted. , Porter was appointed chairman of the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) in 1995 by the state Liberal government.
He won a silver medal in the high jump after battling it out against American Charles Dumas, and went on to compete in the Rome games in 1960. Members get more. He won a silver medal in the high jump at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. Competing in Melbourne and Rome 1960, Charles Porter is remembered for taking silver in one of the most dramatic high jump competitions in Olympic history. Chilla is fondly remembered for winning 賂 in one of the most dramatic high jump competitions in Olympic history, in a final that lasted more than five hours in front of 60,000 captivated fans at the MCG. He worked for the Liberal Party of Australia (Western Australian Division) as a divisional field officer in the seats of Fremantle, Perth and Stirling.
We remember him with much affection. Join now, it’s free to become a member. “Under unimaginable pressure Chilla smashed his own personal best by almost two inches and in the end just clipped the bar in his final attempt at the winning height to see Dumas clinch gold. Liberal Party of Australia (Western Australian Division), 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, "Melbourne Olympic high jump hero Chilla Porter dies, aged 84", "Charles Porter: Melbourne Olympics high jump hero dies aged 84", "FEDERAL Hi, this is Christian, he'll be your Attorney-General from now on", "Abbott's slush fund zoo: the Western Australian connection", "Tributes flow for Olympic hero Charles 'Chilla' Porter, dead after long battle with cancer", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chilla_Porter&oldid=973916722, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 August 2020, at 00:36.  He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School. The contest transfixed a nation on the opening day of the 1956 Games, with the unknown six-foot-four Brisbane teenager taking part in what became the longest field event in Olympic history. Chilla, born in Brisbane, became a household name in 1956 when he competed at the Melbourne Olympic Games, aged just 19 at the time. On 23 November 1956, Charles started his preliminaries as one of the large field of 29 jumpers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with 22 athletes clearing the qualification height of 1.92m to progress to the afternoon’s final. Competing in Melbourne and Rome 1960, Charles Porter is remembered for taking silver in one of the most dramatic high jump competitions in Olympic history. Today: , His son Christian Porter is the Liberal member for Pearce in Western Australia in the Australian House of Representatives, as well as the Attorney-General of Australia.. He subsequently became a senior field officer and then was appointed general secretary (equivalent to the modern position of state director) in 1978. Christian continued: “For the hundreds of thousands of Australians who were transfixed by the first day of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics my father was Chilla Porter, the wiry 6 foot four teenager who took part in the longest field event in the Olympics.
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Chilla passed away on August 15, following a battle with cancer.
, He also won silver medals in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Cardiff, UK, with a height 2.03m, and in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia with a height of 2.08m.
, Porter was inducted into the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame in 2011. He was 84.
'Remembering Chilla Porter', Liberal Party memorial notice, 17 August 2020, prepared by Jeremy Buxton. Thinking of you at this very sad time.”, President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates said: “Charles was a great athlete and ambassador for athletics in Australia and abroad. Source The Sydney Morning Herald. The 1956 Olympic high jump event went late into the evening with Australian Charles “Chilla” Porter claiming the silver medal. VALE Charles ‘Chilla’ Porter, two-time Olympian and silver medallist at Melbourne 1956. He will be sadly missed. Chilla had such a kind heart, was always willing to help those around him and his sense of humour always brought a smile to those around him.
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The Australian Olympics community is mourning the death of Charles ‘Chilla’ Porter, who died at age 84 on Saturday.. Porter, who figured in one of the most dramatic high jump finals in … My thoughts go to Charles’ family, friends and the Australian athletic community.”. Source: Facebook/Athletics Australia.
Dad was an unknown 19year old Brisbane boy who for almost 7 hours went jump for jump with the world-record holding American Charles Dumas who had only months earlier become the first man to break the seven-foot barrier and who was the best field athlete in the world. Porter was born in Brisbane, the son of Charles Robert Porter who was a Queensland state Liberal MP between 1966 and 1980 and served in the ministry of Joh Bjelke-Petersen.
He won a silver medal in the high jump at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.He later served as general secretary of the Liberal Party of Australia (Western Australian Division) from 1978 to … It must truly have been something special because people of all walks of life from that time will stop me in the street 64 years later to say that they were there and still remember every jump.”, He added: “In the end one of the physically strongest men Australia has produced had his cancer go to his bones and like so many Australian families who fight the cruel things cancer does he went through far too much over the final few weeks. Winning silver in front of 60 000 fans at a home Games after a marathon high-jump competition stretching past sunset is etched into Australian Olympic folklore.
, Porter died on 15 August 2020, after a long battle with cancer. He will be missed sorely missed.”, While another commented: “Your father was the same vintage as my husband and I, and we were in the same year at school in Brisbane, albeit different schools. She became a member of Starts at 60 and got access to amazing travel deals, free masterclasses, exclusive news and features and hot member discounts! Charles Michael "Chilla" Porter (11 January 1936 – 15 August 2020) was an Australian athlete and political figure.
Charles 'Chilla' Porter, a champion high-jumper who won silver at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, has died after a long battle with cancer . Porter returned to the Liberal Party as chair of the state campaign committee from 1994 to 1996.
 In addition to fundraising, Controlled Marketing was also involved in pre-election push polling.