Australian Antarctic Medal

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Australian Antarctic Medal
Australian Antarctic Medal.png

Australian Antarctic Medal ribbon.png
Medal and ribbon
Awarded by Australia
Type Medal
Eligibility members or support staff of an Australian Antarctic expedition
Awarded for outstanding service in, or support to, scientific research or exploration
Status Currently awarded
Post-nominals AAM
Statistics
Established 2 June 1987
First awarded 22 June 1987
Last awarded 2013 Midwinter's Day Honours
Total awarded 89[1][2][3]
Posthumous
awards
1
Distinct
recipients
88
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)[4]
Next (lower) Royal Victorian Medal (RVM)[4]

The Australian Antarctic Medal (AAM) is awarded for outstanding service in scientific research or exploration in connection with an Australian Antarctic expedition or for support of such work. The service or support is normally for a period of at least 12 months.

The AAM was introduced in 1987, and replaced the Imperial award of the Polar Medal of the United Kingdom. Announcements of the award are usually made on 21 June in a special Midwinter’s Day honours list.

Recipients of the Australian Antarctic Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "AAM".

Description[edit]

  • The AAM is an octagonal nickel-silver medal ensigned with a hexagonal ice-crystal device which links the medal to the suspension bar. The obverse depicts the Southern Hemisphere showing Australia and the Antarctic enclosed by the inscription "For Outstanding Service in the Antarctic".
  • The reverse of the medal shows an Antarctic expeditioner leaning into a blizzard to use an ice axe outside Mawson's Huts. The ice-crystal device is repeated on the reverse of the medal.
  • The 32 millimetre-wide ribbon is snow-white moiré. At the edges three shades of blue merge into the white.

Award statistics[edit]

The medal was first awarded on 22 June 1987 to 16 people, and was awarded on 21 August 1989 to 2 people. Otherwise, the medal has been awarded on 21 June.

On 21 June 2011, the medal had been awarded on 23 occasions, to a total of 83 different people.

On 21 June 2012, Dr Graham Robertson became the first recipient to be awarded a clasp to his medal, and Dr Neil Adams became the first posthumous awardee.[2]

Date # Gazette        Date # Gazette        Date # Gazette
22 Jun 1987 16 21 Jun 1996 5 21 Jun 2008 1 2008-S123[5]
21 Jun 1988 6 21 Jun 1997 1 21 Jun 2009 1 2009-S107[6]
21 Jun 1989 6 21 Jun 1998 1 21 Jun 2011 2 2011-S99[7]
21 Aug 1989 2 21 Jun 1999 1 21 Jun 2012 4 2012-?[2]
21 Jun 1990 5 21 Jun 2000 5 21 Jun 2013 2 2013-S68[3]
21 Jun 1991 4 21 Jun 2001 6
21 Jun 1992 3 21 Jun 2002 1
21 Jun 1993 5 21 Jun 2004 1
21 Jun 1994 3 21 Jun 2006 1
21 Jun 1995 6 21 Jun 2007 1 2007-S114[8]

Recipients[edit]

Date Recipient Notes
21 June 2012 Adams, Neil posthumous[2]
21 June 1989 ALLEN, Denise Mary [9]
21 June 1988 ALLISON, Ian Frederick [10]
21 June 1989 BARNAART, Willem Philip [11]
22 June 1987 BESSO, Ricky [12]
21 June 1988 BETTS, Martin Stephen [13]
22 June 1987 BLABY, David Andrew [14]
21 June 1994 BRAND, Russell James [15]
21 June 1993 BRUEHWILER, Albert [16]
22 June 1987 BURTON, Harry Roy [17]
21 June 1994 BURTON, Howard Douglas [18]
21 June 1996 CLARKE, Judith Rebekah [19]
21 June 1988 CONRICK, Neil Joseph [20]
22 June 1987 CORCORAN, John Gerard [21]
22 June 1987 COSGROVE, Charles Henry Lewis [22]
21 June 1996 CRAVEN, Trevor Michael [23]
21 June 1997 DELANEY, Paul Robert [24]
21 June 1988 DIETRICH, Maxwell Cecil [25]
21 June 2012 Doube, James [2]
21 June 2011 DOYLE, Murray Patrick [26]
21 June 1998 EASTHER, Robert Leslie [27]
21 June 2001 Elcheikh, Alan [28]
22 June 1987 ELLSON, Malcolm Charles [29]
21 June 1995 ERB, Erwin [30]
22 June 1987 EVERETT, Anthony Peter [31]
21 June 2008 FILIPOWSKI, Matthew Wayne [32]
22 June 1987 FLETCHER, Lloyd Douglas [33]
21 June 1995 FRANZMANN, Peter Damian [34]
21 June 1991 GORMLY, Peter James [35]
21 June 1990 GRANT, David John [36]
21 June 1993 HASICK, David James [37]
21 June 1995 HORNSBY, Norman Leigh [38]
21 June 1992 HOTCHIN, Murray James [39]
21 June 2001 Johnson, Joseph Vaughan [40]
21 June 2000 JONES, John Joseph [41]
21 June 1996 JONES, Robert Tracy [42]
21 June 1993 KERRY, Knowles Ronald [43]
21 June 1995 KIERNAN, Robert Patrick [44]
21 June 2007 Labudda, Sharon Rae [45]
21 June 2006 Larsen, Per Brun [46]
21 June 2013 Laughlin, Scott [3]
21 June 1990 LEDINGHAM, Roderick Bentley [47]
21 June 1992 MACKERETH, Jeffrey Roger [48]
21 June 2001 Main, Dale Allan [49]
21 June 1989 MCCORMACK, David Rockley [50]
21 June 2001 McLean, Ian John [51]
21 June 1991 MILLS, Graham John [52]
21 June 1994 MOORE, Geoffrey James [53]
21 June 1995 MORGAN, Vincent Ivor [54]
22 June 1987 MORRIS, Raymond John [55]
21 June 2000 MORTIMER, Nicolas Andrew [56]
21 June 1993 MUNRO, Paul John [57]
21 June 2011 NICOL, Stephen [58]
22 June 1987 ORCHARD, Robert Campbell [59]
21 June 1989 O'REILLY, Daniel Henry [60]
21 June 1991 OSBORN, Eric William [61]
21 June 1993 PIKE, Paul John [62]
22 June 1987 POTTAGE, David Arnold [63]
21 June 2009 PULLINGER, David Ernest [64]
21 August 1989 RACHINGER, Russell Albert [65]
21 June 2002 REEVE, Jonathan James [66]
22 June 1987 REID, Donald Alexander [67]
21 June 2000 REINKE, Andrew Jason [68]
21 June 2012 Rintoul, Stephen [2]
21 June 1989 ROBERTSON, Diana Lynn [69]
21 June 1989 ROBERTSON, Graham George [70]
21 June 2012 Robertson, Graham Clasp to AAM[2]
21 June 1988 ROBINSON, William Leslie [71]
22 June 1987 ROLLINS, Shane Anthony [72]
21 June 1996 ROOKE, Allen Carey [73]
22 June 1987 SCHMITTER, Ulrich [74]
21 June 2004 Selkirk, Patricia Margaret [75]
21 June 1988 SORENSEN, Bernard William [76]
21 June 2001 Sprunk, Peter Helmut [77]
21 June 2001 Stone, Michael Stephen [78]
22 June 1987 SULLIVAN, Peter Graham [79]
21 June 1996 SYMONS, Lloyd Peter [80]
21 June 1990 TINGEY, Robert John [81]
21 June 1990 TWIGG, Dudley Raymond [82]
21 June 1991 WARE, William Royce [83]
21 June 2000 WATSON, Garry Iain [84]
21 June 1990 WEHRLE, Egon [85]
22 June 1987 WESTERHOF, Herman Hank Edward [86]
21 June 1999 WHITTLE, Michael Robert [87]
21 June 2013 Wienecke, Barbara [3]
21 June 2000 WILCOCK, Madeleine [88]
21 August 1989 WILLIAMS, Dianna Lynn [89]
21 June 1992 WILLIAMS, Richard [90]
21 June 1995 ZWAR, Meredy Jayne [91]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medal Yearbook 2014. Honiton, Devon: Token. 2014. p. 397. ISBN 978-1-908828-10-1. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "2012 Antarctic Medal". News. Australian Antarctic Division, Department of the Environment, Australian Government. 21 June 2012. "Antarctic medals were awarded to oceanographer Dr Steve Rintoul and medical practitioner Dr James Doube. A posthumous award was given to meteorologist Dr Neil Adams and a clasp to the Antarctic Medal was awarded to Dr Graham Robertson." 
  3. ^ a b c d 2013-S68 - Midwinters's Day 2013 (21 June 2013)
  4. ^ a b "The Order of Wearing of Australian Honours and Awards". It's an Honour. Australian Government. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  5. ^ 2008-S123 - Midwinter's Day 2008 Honours List (21 June 2008)
  6. ^ 2009-S107 - Midwinter's Day 2009 Honours List (21 June 2009)
  7. ^ 2011-S99 - Midwinter's Day 2011 (21 June 2011)
  8. ^ 2007-S114 - Midwinter's Day 2007 Honours List (21 June 2007)
  9. ^ ALLEN, Denise Mary
  10. ^ ALLISON, Ian Frederick
  11. ^ BARNAART, Willem Philip
  12. ^ BESSO, Ricky
  13. ^ BETTS, Martin Stephen
  14. ^ BLABY, David Andrew
  15. ^ BRAND, Russell James
  16. ^ BRUEHWILER, Albert
  17. ^ BURTON, Harry Roy
  18. ^ BURTON, Howard Douglas
  19. ^ CLARKE, Judith Rebekah
  20. ^ CONRICK, Neil Joseph
  21. ^ CORCORAN, John Gerard
  22. ^ COSGROVE, Charles Henry Lewis
  23. ^ CRAVEN, Trevor Michael
  24. ^ DELANEY, Paul Robert
  25. ^ DIETRICH, Maxwell Cecil
  26. ^ DOYLE, Murray Patrick
  27. ^ EASTHER, Robert Leslie
  28. ^ Elcheikh, Alan
  29. ^ ELLSON, Malcolm Charles
  30. ^ ERB, Erwin
  31. ^ EVERETT, Anthony Peter
  32. ^ FILIPOWSKI, Matthew Wayne
  33. ^ FLETCHER, Lloyd Douglas
  34. ^ FRANZMANN, Peter Damian
  35. ^ GORMLY, Peter James
  36. ^ GRANT, David John
  37. ^ HASICK, David James
  38. ^ HORNSBY, Norman Leigh
  39. ^ HOTCHIN, Murray James
  40. ^ Johnson, Joseph Vaughan
  41. ^ JONES, John Joseph
  42. ^ JONES, Robert Tracy
  43. ^ KERRY, Knowles Ronald
  44. ^ KIERNAN, Robert Patrick
  45. ^ Labudda, Sharon Rae
  46. ^ Larsen, Per Brun
  47. ^ LEDINGHAM, Roderick Bentley
  48. ^ MACKERETH, Jeffrey Roger
  49. ^ Main, Dale Allan
  50. ^ MCCORMACK, David Rockley
  51. ^ McLean, Ian John
  52. ^ MILLS, Graham John
  53. ^ MOORE, Geoffrey James
  54. ^ MORGAN, Vincent Ivor
  55. ^ MORRIS, Raymond John
  56. ^ MORTIMER, Nicolas Andrew
  57. ^ MUNRO, Paul John
  58. ^ NICOL, Stephen
  59. ^ ORCHARD, Robert Campbell
  60. ^ O'REILLY, Daniel Henry
  61. ^ OSBORN, Eric William
  62. ^ PIKE, Paul John
  63. ^ POTTAGE, David Arnold
  64. ^ PULLINGER, David Ernest
  65. ^ RACHINGER, Russell Albert
  66. ^ REEVE, Jonathan James
  67. ^ REID, Donald Alexander
  68. ^ REINKE, Andrew Jason
  69. ^ ROBERTSON, Diana Lynn
  70. ^ ROBERTSON, Graham George
  71. ^ ROBINSON, William Leslie
  72. ^ ROLLINS, Shane Anthony
  73. ^ ROOKE, Allen Carey
  74. ^ SCHMITTER, Ulrich
  75. ^ Selkirk, Patricia Margaret
  76. ^ SORENSEN, Bernard William
  77. ^ Sprunk, Peter Helmut
  78. ^ Stone, Michael Stephen
  79. ^ SULLIVAN, Peter Graham
  80. ^ SYMONS, Lloyd Peter
  81. ^ TINGEY, Robert John
  82. ^ TWIGG, Dudley Raymond
  83. ^ WARE, William Royce
  84. ^ WATSON, Garry Iain
  85. ^ WEHRLE, Egon
  86. ^ WESTERHOF, Herman Hank Edward
  87. ^ WHITTLE, Michael Robert
  88. ^ WILCOCK, Madeleine
  89. ^ WILLIAMS, Dianna Lynn
  90. ^ WILLIAMS, Richard
  91. ^ ZWAR, Meredy Jayne

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