1984 Australia Day Honours

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The Australia Day Honours 1984 were announced on 26 January 1984 by the Governor General of Australia, Sir Ninian Stephen.[1]

The Australia Day Honours are the first of the two major annual honours lists, announced on Australia Day (26 January), with the other being the Queen's Birthday Honours which are announced on the second Monday in June.

Order of Australia[edit]

Order of Australia (Civil) ribbon
Order of Australia (Military) ribbon

Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)[edit]

Recipient Citation Notes
Keith Rupert Murdoch For service to the media, particularly the newspaper industry. [1]
George Polites CMG MBE For service to industrial relations.
Emeritus Professor Eric Aroha Rudd For service to the mineral and petroleum industries.

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)[edit]

General Division[edit]

Recipient Citation Notes
David James Asimus For service to the wool industry. [1]
Ida Isobel Bennett For service to marine science.
Robert Lindsay Bienvenu DFC For service to commerce and the community.
The Honourable Reginald Bishop For service to politics and government.
Professor Ralph Beattie Blacket For service to medicine.
Alan Bond (rescinded 1997)[2] For service to yachting, particularly as syndicate chairman and team captain of the successful America's Cup challenge 1983.
Neville Thomas Bonner For service to politics and government.
The Reverend Professor Rolland Arthur Busch OBE For service to religion.
The Most Reverend Edward Bede Clancy For service to religion.
Dr Henry Vernon Crock For service to medicine, particularly as an orthopaedic surgeon.
Alexander Thomas Dix For service to industry and the media.
Dr Stephen Arthur FitzGerald For service in the field of international relations.
Charles Henry Fitzgibbon For service to trade unionism and the transport industry.
John Bryan Giles BEM QPM For public service in the South Australian Police Force.
Sydney Broadway Grange OBE MVO For services to sport.
Cedric Edward Keid Hampson For service to the legal profession.
Emeritus Professor Arthur Maxwell Horsnell For service to dentistry.
James Charles Ingram For public service.
The Honourable Charles Keith Jones For service to politics and government.
Colin Frederick Madigan For service to architecture.
Louis Joseph Mangan For service to industry and to the community.
The Honourable Justin Hilary O'Byrne For service to politics and government.
Professor William Robert Pitney For service to medicine, particularly in the field of haematology.
William Beal Pritchett For public service.
Emeritus Professor Jack Edwin Richardson For service to the law and for public service.
James Scully For public service.
Professor Donald Richard Stranks For service to education and learning.
Albert Lee Tucker For service to the visual arts.
Raymond Stanmore Turner CBE For service to the community, particularly as national chairman of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Emeritus Professor Frederick John Willett DSC For service to education and learning.
Lindsay James Yeo For service to the community.

Military Division[edit]

Branch Recipient Citation Notes
Navy Rear Admiral Kaye Vonthethoff For service to the Royal Australian Navy, particularly as the Flag Officer Naval Support Command. [1]
Army Major-General David Matheson Butler DSO For service as General Officer Commanding Training Command.
Major-General David Aloysious Drabsch MBE For service as Commander First Division.
Major-General Peter Courtney Gration OBE For service as Assistant Chief of Defence Force Staff.
Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Eric Hay Stephenson OBE For service as the Director-General of Air Force Health Services.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)[edit]

General Division[edit]

Recipient Citation Notes
Jean Marjorie Adamson For service to early-childhood education. [1]
Gillian May Armstrong For service to the film industry.
John Edwin Bertrand For service to yachting, particularly as helmsman of Australia II in the successful America's Cup challenge 1983.
Arthur Ernest Bishop For service to mechanical engineering, particularly in the field of automobile-steering technology.
Emeritus Professor Albert Laurence Blakers For service to secondary and tertiary education, particularly in the field of mathematics.
Professor Aubrey Charles Bowring For service to medicine, particularly in the field of paediatric surgery.
Dr Doreen Miriam Bridges For service to music education.
Graeme Thomas Briggs For service to sport, particularly athletics.
Elizabeth Ann Butcher For service to the performing arts, particularly in the field of administration.
Leslie Caplan For service to the community.
Dr Desmond William Crowley For service to adult education.
Betty Cuthbert MBE For service to sport and the community.
Allen Thomas Deegan For service to the manufacturing industry, particularly in the field of electronics.
Dr Carmine De Pasquale For service to ethnic welfare.
Kathleen Mercy Dickinson For service to the blind.
Dr Robert Andrew Douglas For service in the field of clinical medicine.
Mark Gordon Ella For service to rugby union.
Albert Coulston Evans For service to industrial relations.
George Joseph Fairfax For service to the performing arts.
The Reverend Father Jefferies John Foale For service to ethnic welfare.
Michael John Francis Fox For service to the disabled.
Dr George Taylor Gibson For service to medicine, particularly in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
James Connal Howard Gill MBE For service to the community.
Stephen Charles Hall For service to the performing arts, particularly as a producer and administrator.
Frank Charles Beresford Haly For service to the accountancy profession and the community.
Brian Douglas Hannaford For service to education.
Norman Jones Hitchins For public service.
Dr David Clements Jackson DSC For service to medicine, particularly the welfare of the disabled.
Hilary Alison Downing Johnson For service to the welfare of handicapped children.
Warren Leslie Jones For service to yachting, particularly as executive director of the successful Australia II America's Cup challenge 1983 team.
Brian Keating DFC For service to the community, particularly the public funding of education.
Sister Marie Teresa Kehoe For service to education.
Ingeborg Victoria King For service to the visual arts, particularly sculpture.
Dr David Kerry Kirke For public service in the field of paediatric nutrition.
Gilbert Roche Andrews Langley For service to sport and the community.
Henry Madren Leggo For service to the community.
Benjamin Lexcen For service to yachting, particularly as designer of Australia II in the successful America's Cup challenge 1983.
Brian Edmund Lloyd For service to engineering, particularly in the field of education.
John Francis Longley For service to yachting, particularly as project manager and as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America's Cup challenge 1983.
Dr Desmond James Lugg For public service, particularly in the field of Antarctic biomedical research.
Joan Hartley McClintock For service to the community in the field of social welfare.
Professor Andrew Dalgarno McCredie For service to music.
John Streeter Manifold For service to literature as a poet and musician.
The Right Reverend Kenneth Bruce Mason For service to religion.
Keith Vaux Mattingley For service to the media and the community.
Desmond Ronald Miller For public service in export marketing.
James Mollison For public service in the field of art, particularly as director of the Australian National Gallery.
Colonel Kenneth George Mosher OBE ED For service to science and the community.
Cecil Thompson Oliver For service to trade unionism.
Patricia June O'Shane For public service in the field of Aboriginal welfare.
William James Bell Pollock For public service.
Eric Ernest Porter For service to the film industry, particularly in the field of animation.
Dr Delmont Puflett (Mrs Purcell) For service to medicine, particularly in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Joan Innes Reid For service to the community, particularly in the field of local qovernment, social welfare and culture.
William Ronald John Riddel OBE For service to the community.
George Arthur Robinson For service to the legal profession in the field of town planning.
Hugh Thomson Rogers For service to commerce, education and the community.
Saul Same For service to the clothing and textile industry.
George Schaffer For service to the building industry.
Dr Kevin Vincent Sheridan For public service to science, particularly in the field of radio-physics.
George Slater For service to trade unionism.
Robert Duncan Somervaille For service to commerce.
Cecile Eunice Storey For service to international relations and education.
Dr Kenneth Milton Sullivan For service to science, particularly in the field of air-pollution control.
Harold Elvin Toft For service to industry, particularly in the field of mechanical cane harvesting.
Robert William Turner For service to the community, particularly as chairman, NSW branch of the Australian Kidney Foundation.
Vincent Anthony Warrener For service to the performing arts.
Marjorie Elvira West For service to the community, particularly in the Girl Guides Association.
Richard Bruce Wherrett For service to the theatre as a producer and director.
Francis Kevin Willis For service to industrial relations.
Eric Paul Willmot For service to education and in the field of Aboriginal studies.
Stanley James Wilson For service to the community.

Military Division[edit]

Branch Recipient Citation Notes
Navy Commander Raymond George Bragge For service to the Supply Branch of the Royal Australian Navy. [1]
Captain Peter Grant Verlaine Dechaineux For service to the Materiel Division of the Royal Australian Navy.
Lieutenant-Commander Stephen James Dutton For service as Commanding Officer of HMAS Kimbla.
Commodore Philip Graham Newman Kennedy ADC For service as the Commandant, Joint Services Staff College.
Army Lieutenant-Colonel Beverley Joan Blanksby ED For service to the Army Reserve.
Colonel Robert Walter Fisher For service to Training Command.
Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas John George For service to Army Operational Contingency Planning and Development.
Major Ian Robert Hosie For service as Training Officer, Headquarters Second Division.
Lieutenant-Colonel Brian Granville Le Dan For service to Logistic Branch, Army Office.
Lieutenant-Colonel William Norman Lunn ED For service as Military Secretary (Army Reserve), Third Military District.
Captain Keith Aubry Plummer For service to the Melbourne and Adelaide Workshop Companies.
Major Graeme Stanley Quarry For service as Camp Commandant, Army Office.
Colonel Barry Anthony Smithurst OStJ ED For service as Commander, First Division Medical Services.
Air Force Squadron Leader Robert Irvine Baird For service as an Equipment Officer at Base Squadron, Laverton.
Wing Commander William Bruce Byron For service to the Royal Australian Air Force as a flying instructor.
Group Captain William Macdonald Collins For service to the Royal Australian Air Force as an engineer officer.
Squadron Leader Vincent Paul Gordon For service to the Royal Australian Air Force, particularly as resident engineer at New Zealand Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Wing Commander Bryan Douglas Harris For service as Commanding Officer of No 37 Squadron.
Chaplain Clive Collingwood King For service as a chaplain at RAAF Base, Richmond.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)[edit]

General Division[edit]

Recipient Citation Notes
Raymond Alexander Aitken For service to conservation, particularly flora, and in the field of ornithology. [1]
William John Baillieu For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Magda Bardy For service to the community, particularly the welfare of ethnic aged and infirm persons.
Barry Barker For service to the community.
Enid Isabel Barnes For service to the pharmacy profession.
Paul Henry Barnes For service to conservation.
Reginald Wakeham Bartels OStJ For service to the community in the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade.
Harold Henry Batterham For service to the community.
Colin Kenneth Beashel For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Alexander Clifford Beauglehole For service to botany, conservation and ornithology.
Alma May Bode For service to the angora and mohair industry.
Joseph Meyer Brandon-Bravo For service to the community.
Percy Edward Brierley For service to the welfare of ex-service personnel.
Sylvia Hazel Brose For service to education.
Robert Neil Brown For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Sister Mary Elizabeth Bui-Thi Nghia For service to ethnic welfare.
Alexander Leslie Cahill For service to trade unionism.
Norman Astley Calvert For service to the sport of rifle shooting and the community.
Anita Olive Campbell For public service in the field of Aboriginal welfare.
Dr Margaret Enid Christian For service to the community, particularly in the care of animals.
David Chugg For service to the community.
Florence Amy Cluff For service to trade unionism and the welfare of the aged.
Denis George Leonard Coley For public service.
Daphne Rosina Colless For service to Aboriginal welfare.
Kathleen Mary Cooper For service to local government and the community.
Dr Wilson Leighton Corlis For service to medical education.
Major Peter Costello For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
William Leslie Joseph Crofts For service to local government and the community.
Carmel Curtain For service to children's welfare.
George Harold Daldry For service to sport and the community.
Virginia Margaret Davey For service to the community.
Francis James Day For service to sport and the community.
David Rex Deer For service to primary industry, particularly apiculture.
Antonino Albert deFina For service to the sport of skindiving.
Donald Gatjil Djerrkura For service to Aboriginal welfare.
Monica Alma Duane For service to the community.
Russell Frank Ebert For service to Australian football.
Frank Brian Evans For service to education and the community.
Damian Michael Fewster For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Jennifer Vivienne Filby For service to the community.
Constance Dorn Fogarty For service to tennis.
Roy Bennett Fothergill Galpin For service to local government and the community.
Richard Thomas Gard For service in the field of mental health and to rowing.
Leslie Arthur Gardiner For service to podiatry.
Raymond Arnold Graetz MC For service to the community.
Norman Mervyn Green For service to primary industry and local government.
James Edward Greening For service to the community.
John Vincent Groves For service to the community, particularly junior sport.
Dorothea Hildegard Johanna Hamilton For service to nursing.
George Godfrey Hard For service to the community, particularly with the Prisoners' Aid Society.
Betty Mildred Harding For service to the community.
Kenneth Edgar Haslingden For service to local government and the community.
Edward Bonaventure Heffernan For service to the visual arts.
Sister Mary Vianney Henry For service to the community, particularly the welfare of orphaned children.
Geoffrey Payne Hodge For public service.
Frances Honour Hogan For service to the community.
Thomas William Holmes For service to the welfare of ex-service personnel.
Thelma May Hoy For service to the community.
Stanley Edward Hummerston For service to the community.
Allan Marcus Huston For service to the community.
James James For service to the community.
Kenneth Peter Judge For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Johnny Kalisperis For service to ethnic welfare.
John Charles Carew LaForest, For service to the newsagency industry.
Alfred Harrington Langdon For service to the manufacturing industry.
Anita Josephine Mary Le Tessier For service to education in the field of speech and drama.
Lynley Jean Lewis For service to the country community, particularly the teaching of ballet to children.
Cole Michael Lissiman For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Robert Campbell Llewellyn For service to the community.
Ernest Lone For public service.
Rolfe Scott McAllister For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Patrick Joseph McCormack For public service.
Arnold Robert McGill For service to ornithology.
The Reverend Dr Colin Anthony McKay For service to the community, particularly in the field of psychiatric care.
William Patrick McNamara For service to the building industry and the community.
Ronald Charles MacKenzie For service to the sport of freshwater fishing.
Joan MacLean For service to the community.
William Forrester Fisher MacLennan For service to the community.
Theresa Delores Maunder For service to ballet.
Maria Irena Mencinsky For service to ethnic welfare.
Patricia June Moore For service to basketball.
Colin Thomas Nicholas For service to cricket.
Jacqueline Moya O'Brien For service to nursing.
Bert Oliver For service to yachting.
Mary Roberta Owen For service to the community, particularly in the field of women's affairs.
Neville George Perkins For service to Aboriginal welfare.
Rosemary Ann Pirie For service to the community.
Irene Gwendoline Ramsay For service to the community.
George Rawnsley For service to Aboriginal welfare.
Brian John Richardson For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Stanley Stuart Roberts For service to the community.
Father Peter James Robinson For service to the welfare of the disabled.
Major Arthur Frederick William Shaw RL For service to the community.
Grant Eugene Simmer For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Phillip Murray Smidmore For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Mary Clare Smith For public service.
Rosemary Joy Stacy For service to the Girl Guides Association.
Florence Winifred Stalley For service to the community.
James Francis Stephens For service to the welfare of ex-service personnel.
James Ronald Stoner For service to the community.
Leon George Stubbings For service with the Australian Red Cross Society.
Andrzej Szczygielski For service to ethnic welfare and the welfare of ex-service personnel.
Joan Margaret Taggart For service to the community.
Hugh Keith Treharne For service to yachting, particularly as a crew member of Australia II in the successful America’s Cup Challenge 1983.
Gina Florence Triaca For service to ethnic welfare.
Harold Elliot Twartz For service to the community.
Edward Leo Twohill For service with the Pony Club Association.
Wagea Waia For service to Aboriginal welfare.
Eileen May Walker For service to the community.
Thomas James Wallace For service to the community.
Stanley Ward For service to the community, particularly the welfare of alcoholics.
Ivy May West For service to nursing.
William Raymond Wilkie For public service.
Charles Henry Wilson For service to the community and the life-insurance industry.
Garnet Ian Wilson For service to Aboriginal welfare.
Reginald Wilson-Irving For service to the entertainment industry and the community.
Florence Edith Wrighter BEM For service to athletics.
Albert Ernest Clifford Young For long-distance running.

Military Division[edit]

Branch Recipient Citation Notes
Navy Chief Petty Officer John William Balcolm For service to the Communications Centre of HMAS Moreton and Naval Communications Area Local Station, Brisbane. [1]
Chief Petty Officer Peter Mintern Brown For service to the RAN Reserve, particularly to Diving Team 6.
Able Seaman Ian Robert Duffner For service as a seaman in the Royal Australian Navy.
Chief Petty Officer Derek Brian Hampson For service as Deputy Marine Engineer Officer of HMAS Moresby.
Chief Petty Officer Raymond James Tweedie For service as the senior sailor in charge of the stores department of HMAS Cairns.
Warrant Officer Eric Thomas Watson For service as the Supply Officer (Catering) in HMAS Nirimba.
Army Sergeant Eric John Bardsley For service as Supervisor Army Messes, Joint Services Staff College.
Warrant Officer Class Two Geoffrey Reginald Bateman For service as a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, District-Support, Unit, Sydney.
Warrant Officer Class One Ronald Alexander Coleman For service in the field of training, particularly as Regimental Sergeant Major, Training Command.
Warrant Officer Class Two Stephen Leitch Collins For service in the field of contact repair and maintenance of Army equipment.
Captain Kevin John Dunnicliffe For service as a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant in the 5th/7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.
Sergeant Alan William Forte For service as the Physical Training Instructor, 1st Military Hospital.
Warrant Officer Class One Douglas John Gammon For service in training Army apprentices at 1st Base Workshop Battalion.
Captain Barry Alwyn John Hassall For service as the Regimental Sergeant Major, Officer Cadet School.
Corporal Eric John Leask For service as driver for the General Officer Commanding Logistic Command.
Sergeant Brian Edward Medcraft For service to the Army Malaria Research Unit.
Sergeant Keith Richardson O'Connor For service as Gunnery Instructor, Armoured Centre.
Warrant Officer Class One Graham Maxwell O'Hearn For service in the field of armoured-vehicle technical support, particularly with 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment.
Captain Lindsay Ross Pyne For services as Senior Nursing Officer, Army Apprentices School.
Warrant Officer Class One Trevor Albert Robson For service as the Movements Officer, Liverpool Transport Unit.
Warrant Officer Class One Ola Sever Stevenson For service in the field of parachute and Army Reserve Special Action Force training.
Warrant Officer Class One Frederick John Titcume For service as Unit Administrative Officer, 1st Port Construction and Repair Group.
Air Force Warrant Officer John Gilbert Chalmers For service as a warrant officer engineer in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Warrant Officer| Graham David Copeland For service as a caterer at RAAF Base, East Sale.
Sergeant David Ross Cussons For service to the RAAF as an aircraft metal worker.
Sergeant Joseph Paul Kozey For service search and rescue crewman, No 2 Flying Training School, RAAF.
Flight Sergeant Norman Vincent Meechan For service as a security guard at No 1 Stores Depot RAAF
Sergeant Howard Vernon MiSSa't For service to the Royal Australian Air Force as a photographer.
Flight Sergeant Harry William Park For service to the Royal Australian Air Force as a blacksmith.
Warrant Officer Donald James Stanley Smith For service as a motor-transport driver at Base Squadron, RAAF Base, Richmond.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "AD84" (PDF). Governor General's Office of Australia. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ Mickelburough, Peter (June 6, 2013). "Social leaders stripped of honours after falling from grace". Herald Sun. Retrieved July 13, 2018.