1978 New Year Honours

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The New Year Honours 1978 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 31 December 1977 to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 1978.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

  • Alan Thomas Gandell CBE – of Wellington. For services to the Order of St John.
  • Thomas Wilfred Perry CMG – of Christchurch. For services to commerce and the community.

Order of the Bath[edit]

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)[edit]

Military Division

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
  • Sydney James Robert Chatten – of Lower Hutt. For services to business management.
  • Leverick Joseph Kenneth Futter – Secretary of Trade and Industry, 1975–77.
  • Esmond Allen Gibson OBE – of Wellington. For services to civil aviation.
  • Stanislaus Francis Hoskins JP – of Wellington. For charitable and educational work.
  • Emeritus Professor William Parker Morrell – of Dunedin. For services to literature and historical research.
  • John Lorraine Sullivan – of Wellington. For services to rugby.
  • Mrs Miraka Szaszy – of Auckland. For services to the community and Māori people.
Military Division

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

Civil Division
  • Miss (Isoleen) Heather Begg (Mrs King) – of Sydney, Australia. For services to opera.
  • William Bryan JP – of Auckland. For services to the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind.
  • The Reverend Canon Samuel Corney – of Motueka. For services to the community.
  • Albert Roy Frethey – of Esher, Surrey, England. For services to New Zealand interests in the United Kingdom.
  • Mrs Alicia Doreen Grant JP – of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • Mrs Sheila Marie Horton – of Auckland. For services to the community.
  • Anthony Frederick Hunter – of Auckland. For services to medicine and the community.
  • Charles Frederick Jones – of Northland. For services to the community and farming industry.
  • Mrs Joan Stewart MacCormick MBE – of Auckland. For services to the community.
  • Dr Kingsley Edward Mortimer – of Auckland. For services to psychogeriatrics.
  • Miss Nancy Northcroft – of Christchurch. For services to town planning.
  • Leslie George Piper JP – of Auckland. For services to the brewing industry and the community.
  • Bartholomew Sheehan – of Rotorua. For services to Māori affairs.
  • James Maxwell Somerville – of Te Kuiti. For services to local government.
  • Edward Bickmore Ellison Taylor – of Christchurch. For public services.
  • John Samuel Thorn – of Dunedin. For services to local government and the community.
  • Herbert Lea Towers MBE – of Auckland. For services to sport and education.
Military Division
  • Commander Christopher Richard Vennell – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Evan John Torrance – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Group Captain Stuart McIntyre DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

Civil Division
  • Ronald Morrison Barclay – of New Plymouth. For services to the community.
  • Leonard Charles Barnes – of Nelson. For services to music and the arts.
  • Richard Fenton De Latour – of Dunedin. For services to the Otago Harbour Board.
  • Kenelm Hubert Digby – of Wellington, lately office solicitor, Department of Health.
  • Ian James Drabble JP – of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • John Boys Drawbridge – of Wellington. For services to art.
  • Miss Laura Freda Elkins – of Wellington. For public services.
  • Douglas Lauriston Fyfe – of Christchurch. For services to agricultural journalism.
  • Peter David Hensman Godfrey – of Bluntisham, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. For services to music.
  • Henry Coleridge Hitchcock – of Wellington, lately senior research engineer, Head Office, New Zealand Electricity Department.
  • James Edward Knowling – of Auckland. For services to rugby league.
  • William Trevor Martin – of Wellington. For services to cricket.
  • Colin Quincey – of Auckland. For displaying a remarkable feat of endurance by becoming the first person to row the Tasman Sea single-handed from New Zealand to Australia.
  • The Reverend Canon Rimu Hamiora Rangiihu – of Waipatu. For services to the Maori people.
  • Arthur Wellesley Vivian Reeve – of Wellington. For services to scouting.
  • William Sanders (Senior) – of Te Awamutu. For services to the community and horse racing.
  • Charles Kesteven Saxton – of Dunedin. For services to rugby.
  • Henry Woodyear-Smith – of Auckland. For services to agriculture.
  • Leonard Basil Swan – of Dunedin. For services to trade union affairs.
  • Henry Charles Allan Wards – of Lower Hutt. For services to the Young Farmers Clubs Federation.
  • Squadron Leader Walter Sinclair Anthony Waterston – of Southland, Commander, Southland No.12 (Invercargill) Air Training Corps Squadron, New Zealand Cadet Forces.
  • Dr John Stuart Yeates – of Palmerston North. For services to horticulture.
  • Peter Maxwell Gentry – Detective Chief Inspector, New Zealand Police.
Military Division
  • Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Neil Cameron – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Lieutenant Commander John Wilfred Jennings – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Major Anthony Leonard Birks – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Major Harry Roberts Burt – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Major and Quartermaster Girvan Ross Hornbrook BEM – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Warrant Officer Class I Graham Nash – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Squadron Leader George Stephen Higgins – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Squadron Leader Thomas Michael Strang – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Service Order[edit]

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

  • Mrs Florence Baber – of Palmerston North.
  • Edward Browse Gilberd – of Stokes Valley.
  • The Reverend Malcolm Leadbetter – of Christchurch.

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

  • Ivan Wilfred Apperley – of Wellington, Secretary of Māori Affairs and Māori Trustee, 1975–77.
  • Peter Norris George Blaxall – of Christchurch.
  • Lieutenant Colonel the Right Honourable Sir Martin Michael Charles Charteris GCB GCVO OBE – private secretary to The Queen, 1972–77.
  • Mrs Dorothy Rita Fraser JP – of Dunedin.
  • John Graham Hamilton – of Lower Hurt, lately parliamentary law draftsman.
  • Charles Pierrepont Hutchinson MBE QC – of Auckland.
  • Henry Charles Kennedy JP – of Thames.
  • George Austin O'Leary MC JP – of Wellington.
  • Peter Roselli JP – of Westport.
  • Geoffrey Fantham Sim – of Matamata.
  • Ian Douglas Stevenson – of Wellington, chairman of the Metric Advisory Board.
  • George Ernest Tiller JP – of Whangarei.
  • Evan Graham Turbott – director of the Auckland Institute and Museum.

Queen's Service Medal[edit]

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

  • Mrs Christine Cairns Balloch – of Kaitangata.
  • Miss Violet Blease – of Auckland.
  • Mrs Eleanor Mary Burgess – of Wanganui.
  • Mrs Alice Maud Campbell – of Auckland.
  • Mrs Jocelyn Ann Carlton – of South Canterbury.
  • Frederick Charles John Chittock – of Auckland.
  • Mrs Rosea Merle Crawford – of Hawera.
  • Cyril Martin Croucher JP – of Taupo.
  • Colin Henry Gilmour Curragh – of Christchurch.
  • Mrs Elsie May De Mey – of Levin.
  • Owen Cecil Finer – of New Plymouth.
  • Mrs Ella Viola Fryer JP – of Dannevirke.
  • Mrs Violet Patricia Harris – of Mt. Maunganui.
  • Mrs Gwendoline Lattey – of Palmerston North.
  • Miss Martha Iris McCurdy – of Southland,
  • Mrs Ivy Elizabeth McGreevy – of Rotorua.
  • Miss Violet Adela Marie MacMillan – of Tauranga.
  • Mrs Winifred Nora Mardon – of Palmerston North.
  • Mrs Myra Isobel Mathewson – of Timaru.
  • Mrs Dulcie Jessie Forrest Menzies – of Hamilton.
  • The Reverend Father William Edward O'Donnell – of Petone.
  • Roland Joshua Papps – of Nelson.
  • Mrs Te Whairangi Kumeroa Ngoi Pewhairangi JP – of Tokomaru Bay.
  • William Frank Ponder – of Lower Hutt.
  • Mrs Elizabeth Colman Saunders – of Cambridge.
  • Mrs Emily Shirley – of Nightcaps.
  • Ralph Simpson – of Christchurch.
  • Stuart Tichborne Campbell Sprott – of Wellington.
  • Miss Iris Myrtle Terry – of Palmerston North.
  • Murray Thacker – of Banks Peninsula.
  • Mrs Lily Elsie Walker – of Northland.
  • Ronald Ernest Youngman – of Whangaparaoa.

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

  • John Bell Brotherston – of Wanganui.
  • Dr Allan Lindsay Bryant – of Hokitika.
  • Robert Burt Cleland JP – of Stratford.
  • Eldred Ronald Comer – of Temuka.
  • Arthur Rae Cox JP – of Northland.
  • Ronald Donovan – of Duvauchelle.
  • Huia Gray Gilpin JP – of Christchurch.
  • Peter Edward Graham – of Levin.
  • Oswald Bayly Hawken – of Wanganui.
  • Charles William Hawkins JP – of Hawke's Bay.
  • Thomas William Horgan – chief instructor, Christchurch Prison, Department of Justice.
  • Miss Myrtle Jessie Kay – of Dunedin.
  • Gordon Robert Kear JP – of Palmerston North.
  • Hector Berkley Lawry JP – of Tokoroa.
  • Mrs Mary Catherine McNamara – principal nurse, Braemar Hospital, Nelson.
  • Owen Stanley Priest – of South Canterbury.
  • Ellesmere John Stalker – of Christehurch
  • Harold Strode – of Naseby.
  • Robert Frew Watson – of Southland.
  • Frederick Charles Yule JP – of Greytown.
  • Peter Forbes Orr – Sergeant, New Zealand Police.

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Military Division
  • Chief Radioman John Hamilton Bullock – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Control Electrical Mechanician First Class John Ingram Johnson – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Engineering Mechanic Laurence Francis McGuire – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Warrant Officer Class II Janice Marion Barlow – Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals.
  • Warrant Officer Class II Robert Anthony Cowan – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Staff Sergeant Ivan Graham Goile – Royal New Zealand Engineers (Territorial Force).
  • Corporal Nannette Grant – Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps.
  • Staff Sergeant Peter Charles Sheppard – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps.
  • Flight Sergeant Murray Gordon Blakemore – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Warrant Officer Richard Norman Marshall – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Raymond Murphy – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Royal Red Cross[edit]

Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)[edit]

  • Lieutenant Colonel Lois Jones – Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps (Retired).

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Flight Lieutenant Nigel Albert Davey – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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

  • Sidney Raymond Hide – Senior Station Officer (Officer-in-charge, Mt. Maunganui), Tauranga Fire Brigade.
  • Leslie George Houston – Volunteer Station Officer, New Plymouth Fire Brigade.
  • Edwin Wallace Saunders – Chief Fire Officer, Area Commander, 5D/1, Greymouth.

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)[edit]

  • Frederick Timothy Foley – lately Constable, New Zealand Police.
  • Anzac Thomas Paratene – Constable, New Zealand Police.

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

  • Flight Lieutenant Bruce Reid Ferguson – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Gordon Lennox Wood – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand list: The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47420. pp. 41–45. 30 December 1977. Retrieved 18 June 2013.