1973 New Year Honours

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The New Year Honours 1973 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 1973 to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 1973.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

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]

Civil Division

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

Civil Division
  • Graham Francis Hall – of Wellington. For very valuable services to medicine.
  • William Maxwell Manchester – of Papatoetoe. For very valuable services as head of the Middlemore plastic surgical unit.
  • The Honourable William Blair Tennent – of Palmerston North. For very valuable services in politics and education.
  • Robert Martin Williams – of Dunedin. For very valuable services to science, administration and education.
Military Division
  • Air Commodore Ernest Charles Gartrell OBE DFC – Deputy Chief of Air Staff.

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

Civil Division
  • Professor Dennis Geoffrey Bonham – of Auckland. For valuable services to medicine.
  • George Cyril Burton – of Wellington. For valuable services to the community.
  • Robert Donald Cox – of Auckland. For valuable services to commerce.
  • Cecil Lancelot Stewart Cross – of Wellington. For valuable services to sports administration.
  • Francis William Dry – of Palmerston North. For valuable services to the wool industry.
  • Henry Edward Field – of Christchurch. For valuable services to education.
  • Leonard Charles Harrison – of Stratford. For valuable services to the community.
  • Henry Charles McQueen – of Wellington. For valuable services to the community.
  • The Honourable John Mathison – of Christchurch. For valuable services to politics.
  • Robert Richmond Rex. For valuable services to the people of Niue.
  • William Newton Sheat – of Lower Hutt. For valuable services to the arts.
  • Matiu Te Hau – of Auckland. For valuable services to Māori education.
  • Charles Stewart Thomas – of Christchurch. For valuable services to the community.
  • George Augustus Walsh – of Tauranga. For valuable services to politics.
Military Division
  • Commander John Wilfred Harper Fullerton Dickie – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Colonel Maurice Craig Churton ED – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Group Captain Walter Graham Hughes – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

Civil Division
  • Ronald Gilmour Anderson – of Cheviot. For services to local government.
  • John McKay Archibald – of Southland. For services to the community.
  • William James Cronshaw Ashcroft – of Havelock North. For services to local government.
  • John Harband Brunt – of Nelson. For services to the community, especially the Nelson Harbour Board.
  • Stanley Norman Chatfield – of Opotiki. For services to local government.
  • David Bartholomew Curry – of Masterton. For services to the community.
  • James Riddle Earwaker – of Alexandra. For services to the community.
  • Robert Stephenson Jordan Fitzgerald – of Oamaru. For services to medicine and the community.
  • James Guy – of Te Kopuru. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Enyth Muriel Holdgate – of Auckland. For services to nursing.
  • Mrs Anirau Miria Karauria – of Mount Maunganui. For services to the Māori community
  • Miss Winifred Frances Lysnar – of Gisborne. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Ivall Moira Macdonald – of Invercargill. For services to the community and especially the Girl Guides Association.
  • Miss Shona Graham McFarlane – of Dunedin. For services to the arts.
  • Mrs Beatrice Annie Matheson – of Raglan. For services to the community.
  • Alexander Prentice – of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • Donald David Rowlands – of Auckland. For services to rowing.
  • Ronald Henshall Simmons – of Auckland. For services to the community,
  • Ernest William Taylor – of Hamilton. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Waiharakeke Waitere – of Putiki. For services to the Māori community.
  • John Anthony Roy Walker – of Otautau. For services to the community.
Military Division
  • Lieutenant Commander Joseph Grant – Royal New Zealand Navy (Retired).
  • Lieutenant Commander William Murton Wheeler – Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve (Retired). Sea Cadet Corps, New Zealand Cadet Forces.
  • Warrant Officer First Class Jack Colin Cocker – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Regular Force).
  • Major John Lawrence Manning ED – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Captain Philip Richard Robert Rutherford – Royal New Zealand Artillery (Regular Force).
  • Warrant Officer Second Class Robert John Whitefield – Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Territorial Force).
  • Squadron Leader Roger Musson Cattermole – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Patrick Christopher Rice – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)[edit]

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

For gallantry, Civil Division
  • Geoffrey Stewart Barrett – of Wainuiomata. For gallantry shown in seizing an armed murderer in Wellington.
For gallantry, Military Division
  • Petty Officer Walter Steel Inglis – Royal New Zealand Navy. For gallantry shown in seizing an armed murderer in Wellington.
Civil Division
  • Mrs Christabel Lenore Bending – of Marton. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Alice Bent – of New Plymouth. For services to the community.
  • Peter Vincent Keown – Constable, New Zealand Police Force. For services to the community, particularly search and rescue in the Wanaka area.
  • Walter McDougall – of Lower Hutt. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Eva Marion Rimmer – of Edgecumbe. For services to paraplegics.
  • Norman William Rossiter – of Westport. For services to the community.
  • John William Roughan – Director of Public Works, Niue.
  • Wesley Newsome Stanley – of Hastings. For services to the community.
Military Division
  • Acting Warrant Radioman Allan Parker – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Writer David Alexander Seaton – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Petty Officer Engineering Mechanic Dennis John Stapleton – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Corporal David Ian Bird – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Regular Force).
  • Sergeant Hori Heteri Hokianga – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Sergeant (Temporary Staff Sergeant) Gilbert Alan Mains – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Flight Sergeant Eric Stanley Dark – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Corporal James Burns Duncan – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Desmond Bruce Harlick – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Wing Commander Ivor Veitch Mackay – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

  • Gordon Drummond – Chief Fire Service Officer, New Zealand Fire Service Council.
  • Randolph William McMillan – Chief Fire Officer, Temuka Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • Elvyn Francis Quinlan – Secretary, United Fire Brigades Association of New Zealand.

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

  • Master Signaller Noel Joseph Crump – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45861. pp. 33–36. 29 December 1972. Retrieved 15 June 2013.