1978 Birthday Honours

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The Queen's Birthday Honours 1978 were appointments by 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.

The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of The Queen. The announcement date varies, both from year to year and from country to country.

The 1978 Queen's Birthday Honours for New Zealand were announced on 3 June 1978.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

  • William Glendinning Rodger OBE JP - of Auckland. For services to the accountancy profession.
  • James Albert Wicks - of Wellington. For services as a Stipendiary Magistrate.

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)[edit]

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

  • Frank Richardson Askin - of Wellington. For services as Commissioner of Works (1969–72) and lately as deputy chairman of the University Grants Committee.
  • Cyril John Keppel - of Auckland. For services to the aviation industry, lately as chairman of Air New Zealand Limited.

Order of the British Empire[edit]

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

Civil Division
  • Hallan Walter Dowling CBE - of Taradale. For services to local body and community affairs.

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

Civil Division
  • Alexander John Black - of Dunedin. For services to the community and science.
  • Dr Eric Mitchell Elder OBE - of Southland. For services to the community.
  • Walter Arnold Hadlee OBE - of Christchurch. For services to cricket.
  • Donald Derek Merritt MBE JP - of Nelson. For services to the transport industry and the community.
  • Robert Stuart Milne - of Auckland. For services to the City of Auckland.
  • Dr Lindsay Russell Wallace FRSNZ - of Morrinsville, lately director of the Ruakura Agricultural Research Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
  • David Graeme Whyte - of Wellington. For services to the community, especially as president of the New Zealand Red Cross Society.
Military Division
  • Air Commodore Michael Frank McDonald Palmer - Defence Headquarters, Wellington.

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

Civil Division
  • Austin Graham Bagnall - of Wellington. For services to New Zealand literature and the library profession.
  • Roger Fairbairn Ballantyne - of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • Ralph John Ballinger JP - of Blenheim. For services to horticulture and the community.
  • Mrs Shirley Morris Bohm - of Upper Hutt, lately director of nursing, Department of Health.
  • Albert William Bryant - of Hamilton. For services to music and the community.
  • The Reverend Jim Bernard Chambers - of Wellington. For services to the community, especially as chairman of the Congregational Union of New Zealand since 1969.
  • Alexander Annis Corban - of Auckland. For services to the viticultural industry.
  • Edward Charles Stuart Falconer JP - of Dunedin. For services to the community.
  • The Very Reverend Edward Frances Farr - of Auckland. For services to the Presbyterian Church.
  • Maxwell Rae Grierson - of Auckland. For services to the community.
  • John Joseph Loftus - of Lower Hutt, lately deputy secretary of defence, Ministry of Defence.
  • James Warwick Fraser Macky - of Auckland. For services to medicine and the community.
  • Robert Patrick Magill JP - of Napier. For services to the YMCA and community.
  • Dennis Raoul Hillel Nathan - of Auckland. For services to the deaf.
  • Eric Pearce JP - of Nelson. For services to trade union, educational and local body affairs.
  • Andrew Henri Phillips - of Wellington. For services to the New Zealand Returned Services Association as general secretary.
  • Leonard Bingley Southward - of Paraparaumu. For services to the community.
  • Francis Gordon Trotman - of Foxton. For services to the New Zealand Civilian Amputees Association and the community.
  • Evan Wilfred Williams - of Auckland. For services to dentistry.
Military Division
  • Captain Denis Hyland O'Donoghue - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Colonel Peter Noel Leslie - Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Group Captain John Dempster Waugh - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

Civil Division
  • Cyril Leslie Allen - of Auckland. For services to the deaf.
  • Roy Francis Beadle JP - of Greymouth. For services to the trade union movement.
  • Ivan James Berghan - of Northland. For services to local body affairs.
  • Patrick Blanchfield JP MP - of Greymouth. For services to the community as the Member of Parliament for West Coast since 1960.
  • Edwin Victor Calkin JP - of Marton. For services to local body and community affairs.
  • Robert Campbell JP - of Rotorua. For services to local body and community affairs.
  • Basil Frederick Ebbett - of Eketahuna. For services to local body and farming affairs.
  • Iain Watson Gallaway - of Dunedin. For services to rugby and cricket.
  • Ian Duncan Gilchrist - of Gore. For services to horticulture.
  • Miss Gladys Ivy Coffin - brigadier, Salvation Army, of Napier. For services to the community.
  • Arnold Fraser Grant - of Dunedin. For services to paraplegics.
  • Dr Cyril Ashly Heaphy - of Nelson. For services to the community.
  • Allen Francis Higgs - of Bay of Plenty. For services to the community.
  • Henry James Hargest Horrell ED - of Dunedin. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Gladys Lucy Hudson - of Levin. For services to the community.
  • Harold David London JP - of Turangi. For services to the preservation of local history.
  • Mrs Kathleen Ellen Joyce McCann - of Titahi Bay. For services to netball.
  • Mrs Winifred MacDonald - of Auckland. For services to the preservation of local history.
  • Miss Meda-Therese McKenzie - of Wellington. For being the first New Zealand woman to swim the Cook Strait in both directions.
  • Terence Power McLean - of Auckland. For services to sporting literature.
  • David Erskine Neave JP - of Kurow. For services to local body affairs.
  • Miss Winifred Laura O'Halloran - of Gisborne. For services to the girl guide movement.
  • William Gordon Parker JP - of Te Awamutu. For services to farming and the community.
  • Robert James Skelton - of Auckland. For services to horse racing as a jockey.
  • Bertram Oliver Stokes - of Auckland. For services to the Victoria League.
  • Sonny Henry White - of Reporoa. For services to agriculture.
  • Mrs Alma Woods - of Auckland. For services to the theatre and community.
  • Patrick Stewart Revell - chief superintendent, New Zealand Police.
Military Division
  • Lieutenant (SD) (BND) Donald Carpenter - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Lieutenant Commander John Trevor Herd - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Warrant Officer Class II Brian Michael Colbourne - Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps.
  • Warrant Officer Class I Ernest Mathew Dix BEM - Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
  • Warrant Officer Class I William David Anthony Hayward - Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Captain Paul Tekatene McAndrew - Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Squadron Leader Robert Alexander Keown - Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Henry Thomas Mitchell - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Service Order[edit]

Companion of the Queen's Service Order for Community Service (QSO)[edit]

  • Mrs Hera Katene Horvath - of Upper Hutt.
  • Cyril Stanley Jenkin - of Auckland.
  • Albert Henry Marker JP - of Christchurch.
  • Miss Gwenyth Pearson - of Balclutha.
  • Tupinia Te Para Burrows Puriri JP - of Bay of Islands.
  • Miss Elsie Ward - major, Salvation Army, of Levin.

Companion of the Queen's Service Order for Public Services (QSO)[edit]

  • Eric Arthur Batson - of Hawke's Bay.
  • Malcolm James Conway - of Wellington, lately Director-General of Forests.
  • Dr Allan Gordon Cumming - of Palmerston North.
  • Anthony Charles Morcom-Green - of Auckland, chairman of the Children's Health Camps Board.
  • Mrs Catherine Hamilton Hunter - of Wellington.
  • James Gilbert Laurenson ED JP - of Christchurch, lately chief executive, North Canterbury Hospital Board.
  • Dr Francis Russell Miller - mayor of the City of Invercargill.
  • Kuru Waaka - of Rotorua, director, New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Queen's Service Medal[edit]

Queen's Service Medal for Community Service (QSM)[edit]

  • Wattie Pukauae Barclay MM - of Bay of Islands.
  • Mrs Irene Ball - of Masterton.
  • Mrs Gladys Mary Bestic - of Rotorua.
  • Mrs Ada May Butchers - of Timaru.
  • Lindsay Raymond Harrison Clark - of Opotiki.
  • Mrs Mavis Elizabeth Clayton - of Waitara.
  • Mrs Annie Doris Coward - of Whangarei.
  • Mrs Florence Mary Day - of Invercargill.
  • Miss Helen McLellan Dykes - of Napier.
  • Richard Meddins Evans - of Wellington.
  • Miss Ela Hutchison - of Auckland.
  • Alfred Charles Kennerley - of Levin.
  • Mrs Stella Rosalie Kilpatrick - of Auckland.
  • Charles Edward King - of Auckland.
  • Mrs Eleanor Francis King - of Bay of Plenty.
  • Mrs Zillah Jean Liley JP - of Waiheke Island.
  • Mrs Clarice Maud Lilly - of Christchurch.
  • Frederick Hubert McCluskey JP - of Wellington.
  • Kevin John Marlow JP - of Dunedin.
  • Keith Robert Mitchell - of Wellington.
  • Mrs Maerai Moke JP - of Hamilton.
  • Douglas John Moore - of Mt Maunganui.
  • Mrs Vera Kirihau Morgan - of Wellington.
  • The Reverend Cyril Joseph Rutherford Price - of Hamilton.
  • Harold Ernest Rance - of Southland.
  • Miss Eva Gladys Richards JP - of Wellington.
  • Mrs Catherine Mary Rush - of Palmerston North.
  • Mrs Mary Patricia Snaddon - of Ormondvile.
  • Mrs Agnes Edsell Stafford - of Palmerston North.
  • Charles Douglas Stewart - of Dunedin.
  • Mrs Bernice Joyce Thompson - of Christchurch.
  • James Leslie Woodhouse JP - of King Country.

Queen's Service Medal for Public Services (QSM)[edit]

  • Stanley Francis Body JP -of Te Aroha.
  • Miss Nancy Kathleen Campbell - of Lyttelton.
  • Dr Cedric Claude Day - of Auckland.
  • Norman Wong Doo - of Auckland.
  • The Reverend Rex Charles Ratcliffe Goldsmith - of Tawa, senior prison chaplain, Department of Justice.
  • Douglas Haig Goulden - of Canterbury.
  • Mrs Doris May Graham - of Oamaru.
  • Mrs Lillian Louisa Henshaw JP - of Auckland.
  • Norman Henry Lanham JP - of Woodville.
  • Dr Margaret Martin McDowall - of Ngaruawahia.
  • Mrs Molly Felton Morrison JP - of Matapouri.
  • Charles Alexander Pilgrim JP - of Christchurch.
  • Mrs Marie Joan Plunkett JP - of Dunedin,
  • Mrs Rhoda Mary Read JP - of Morrinsville.
  • Adrian Claude Roberts - of Wellington, lately senior advisory officer (personnel), New Zealand Electricity Department.
  • George Lionel Gordon Sharp JP - of Pukekohe.
  • Rex Day Lovell-Smith - of Cheviot.
  • Pehimana Tamati - of New Plymouth.
  • Theo Wylie - chief instructor, Rangipo Prison Farm, Department of Justice.
  • Mrs Genevieve Mary Irene Young - senior district nurse (Waikanae), Palmerston North Hospital Board.
  • Andria Tolich - sergeant, New Zealand Police.

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Military Division
  • Chief Petty Officer Paul Ernest Cherry - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Marine Engineering Mechanician First Class David Irving Llewellin - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Petty Officer Weapon Mechanic Leonard Arnold Charles Sears - Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Sergeant Michael Anthony Cunningham - Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Sergeant Peter Oliver Ramsay - Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps.
  • Flight Sergeant John Charles Devescovi - Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Sergeant William John Price - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Squadron Leader John Willingham Hewson - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

  • Alan Ewart Chapman - Senior Fire Safety Officer, Timaru Fire Brigade.
  • Noel Cecil Glen - Divisional Officer, Auckland Fire Brigade.
  • Thomas Richard Luckie - Chief Fire Officer, Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)[edit]

  • Robert Andrew Henderson - constable, New Zealand Police.

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

  • Squadron Leader Arthur Ross Marbeck - Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47551. pp. 6269–6273. 3 June 1978. Retrieved 9 March 2014.