1959 New Year Honours

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The New Year Honours 1959 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries. They were announced on 1 January 1959 to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 1959.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

  • The Honourable James Douglas Hutchison – Senior Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court.

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)[edit]

Order of the British Empire[edit]

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)[edit]

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)[edit]

Civil Division
  • Miss Muriel Emma Bell MD (Mrs Hefford) – nutritionist to the Department of Health and supervisor of the Nutrition Research Department of the Medical Research Council.
  • Malcolm McRae Burns – Director of the Canterbury Agricultural College, Christchurch.
  • Ira James Cunningham – Superintendent of the Animal Research Station, Wallaceville.
  • Robert Brown Tennent – Director of Agriculture.
Military Division

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)[edit]

Civil Division
  • George Frederick Briggs – national secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association of New Zealand.
  • Robert Donald Cowie JP – president of the Auckland Returned Services' Association.
  • Oliver Duff – of Christchurch. For services to literature and journalism.
  • Herbert Stanley Feast JP – Town Clerk, Christchurch.
  • Campbell Larnach MacDiarmid – of Hamilton. For services to social welfare bodies.
  • Herbert Alfred Newall – of Dunedin. For services to social welfare organisations.
  • Arthur Montague Ongley – Crown Prosecutor, Palmerston North.
  • Francis Brian Shorland – director of the Fats Research Laboratory.
  • Hetekia Te Kani Te Ua – of Gisborne. For services to the Māori people.
Military Division
  • Commander Allister Barclay Gilfillan VRD – Royal New Zealand Navy (Retired).
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sinclair Banks Wallace – Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Regular Force).
  • Wing Commander Albert Clement Anderson – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)[edit]

Civil Division
  • Miss Aileen Mary Andersen – of Napier. For services to the community.
  • Stanley Robert Banyard – welfare officer, Auckland Prison, 1948–1957; a member of the Auckland City Mission of the Church of England Men's Society.
  • Mrs Nina Agatha Rosamond Barrer – of Masterton. For services to the community in the field of education and in women's activities.
  • Lawrence Drake Bridge – of Wellington. For services to the Federated Mountains Clubs Search and Rescue Organisation.
  • Mrs Edith Campion. For services to drama, especially in the establishment of the New Zealand Players Theatrical Society.
  • Mrs Jean Evelyn Castle – of Auckland. For services to wives and families of naval personnel.
  • Clarence Coxall. For services to local government, especially as chairman of the Inangahua County Council.
  • The Reverend John Harold Datson – of Wanganui. For services to the community.
  • Henry Francis Louis Delamar JP – in recognition of services as mayor of Ohakune and district coroner.
  • Matthew Thomas Franich. For services to the community in North Auckland.
  • Mrs Hoki Waiheke Hui – of Auckland. For services to the Māori people.
  • Alex Sylvester Lindsay – of Plimmerton. For services to music, especially orchestral work.
  • Miss Helen Sydney Butler Lusk – of Auckland. For services to nursing.
  • Miss Mary Cecile MacCormick. For services to the Red Cross Society, especially as secretary of the Auckland branch.
  • Mrs Hannah Martin – of Wellington. For services to the Young Women's Christian Association.
  • John Patterson – formerly Resident Commissioner, Chatham Islands.
  • Mrs Lorna Ina Ranby – of Waitoa. For services in the interests of intellectually handicapped children.
  • Mrs Ivy Beatrice Ritchie – Town Clerk, Arrowtown.
Military Division
  • Warrant Officer First Class Leslie John Auty – The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery (Regular Force).
  • Major Henry Herbert Bunckenburg ED – Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Major Richard Herbert Dyson ED – The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery (Regular Force).
  • Warrant Officer First Class Ronald Walter Hicks EM – Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers (Territorial Force).
  • Major Bryan Henry Palmer ED – Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Flight Lieutenant Henry Maitland Eccersall – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Thomas Francis Fountaine – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Military Division
  • Chief Petty Officer Arthur Alexander Howard Brush – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist Geoffrey Roger Drew – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Engine Room Artificer Ernest Alfred Payne – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Berwick Claud Raoul Whitcombe – Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve.
  • Chief Petty Officer Writer Alexander McWilliams – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Warrant Officer 2nd Class (temporary) Robert John McCombe – Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals (Territorial Force).
  • Staff-Sergeant Desmond Dynes Sharp – Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (Regular Force).
  • Warrant Officer 2nd Class (temporary) James Robert Upton – New Zealand Regiment (Regular Force).

Queen's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service (QFSM)[edit]

  • Harry Bruce – Chief Fire Officer, Wellington Fire Brigade.
  • Douglas Stevans Butcher – Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Stratford Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Flight Lieutenant John Clark Buckmaster – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air[edit]

  • Flight Lieutenant Donald McFarland Stark – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 41591. pp. 41–43. 30 December 1958. Retrieved 2 June 2013.