Frederick Turnovsky

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Frederick Turnovsky ONZ OBE (28 December 1916 – 12 December 1994) was a notable New Zealand manufacturer, entrepreneur, advocate for the arts and community leader. He was born in Prague, Bohemia in 1916.[1]

In the New Year Honours 1965 Turnovsky was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services in the field of music.[2] On 6 February 1988, Turnovsky was the tenth appointee to the Order of New Zealand.[3]


  1. ^ Renwick, William. "Frederick Turnovsky". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 43531. p. 44. 29 December 1964.
  3. ^ "The Order of New Zealand" (12 February 1988) 23 New Zealand Gazette 447 at 448.