Padbury OAM, Mr Thomas Albany (AD2002)
For service to the Australian sheep industry as a contributor to the improvement of merino genetics and as a stud master, judge and adviser to other breeders.
Stud Master at Collinsville Stud (South Australia), 1969-1995; Assistant Studmaster, 1958-1969. Collinsville is recognised as one of the largest and leading Merino studs in Australia. Mr Padbury's major contribution was in the breeding programme and in the improvement of the Collinsville genetics, particularly in the medium and strong wool sheep that were produced for the harsher climates of Australia. By 1995, the stud dominated prices and averages at ram sales in Australia, and was selling 3,000 rams annually to stud breeders and woolgrowers. Since 1995, he has carried on his work as a private consultant and Classer to numerous Merino Studs. Judge at numerous shows, both nationally and overseas. Keynote Speaker, World Merino Conference in South Africa, 1990.
Paech OAM, Mr Ivor George (AD1992)
For service to veterans.
Patron 2/48 Battalion Welfare Club, President 1968-86, Vice-President 1960-68, committee member since 1959. Member R&SL Hospital Committee as 2/48 Battalion representative 10 years. Member Soldiers' and Sailors' Distress Fund since 1980. Committee member State R&SL for upkeep of war graves, West Terrace Cemetery, SA.
Pagani OAM, Mrs Mary Gemma (AD2008)
For service to the community, particularly the terminally ill, through the provision of pastoral care.
Volunteer, Mary Potter Hospice,1987-2005. Volunteer, Pastoral Care, Calvary Hospital, since approximately 2004; offering communion, companionship and comfort to the seriously and terminally ill. Member, Catholic Pastoral Care Team, Royal Adelaide Hospital, since 2004. Special Minister of Communion, 1993-2006; administered communion to nursing homes in St Ignatius’ Catholic Parish.
Page OAM, Mr Dean (AD1990)
For service to the community and to country music.
Country music singer, songwriter and composer. Radio announcer 5RM. Established SA Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 1988. Fund-raiser for charities.
Page OAM, Mr Daniel William (AD1999)
For service to the community of Blanchetown.
For the past 50 years, Mr Page has been actively involved in numerous local community organisations and committees, including service as a local government councillor, 1959-1973 and 1975-1981. He served as Secretary, Blanchetown District Hall for 40 years, organist at the local Lutheran Church for 35 years, and has given 20 years of service to both the local fire service (Deputy Supervisor) and to the upkeep of the local cemetery as Curator. Received many awards for his community contribution including, in 1998, the Australia Day Citizen Award.
Page AM, Mr Michael Fitzgerald (QB1999)
For service to the book publishing industry and to literature as a writer, and through the encouragement and support of upcoming Australian authors.
Publishing Manager, Rigby Limited, 1967-1982, and was responsible for the production of approximately 1350 titles in various formats in this period. Mr Page is the author of 36 fiction and non-fiction books including Bradman: The illustrated biography and “An encyclopaedia of Things That Never Were, and he was editor of many more. He won a Barbara Ramsden Award for Editing (1974) and a Shell Book Award (1980). He lectured in writing for the Workers Educational Association, edited, COTA News for the Council for the Ageing, served as Foundation Member of the Board of the Wakefield Press, organised the Civic Record of South Australia (1986), and assisted Writer’s Week of the Adelaide Festival. Mr Page has given support to many new authors and organised literary prizes for unpublished authors.
Paginton OAM, Mr Donald (AD1991)
For service to local government.
Between 1958 and 1964 Mr Paginton was a Councillor of the Salisbury and later the Salisbury/Elizabeth Council. During the early construction years of the town of Elizabeth, he was Council representative with the SA Housing Trust. He was an Alderman of the Elizabeth City Council between 1964 and 1970, and from 1974 to the present. Mr Paginton was Chairman of the Works Committee between 1964 and 1970, again during the 1970s, and from 1985; he was Deputy Mayor between 1977 and 1980, and Mayor in 1980 and 1981. Mr Paginton was active in helping many local cultural, artistic sporting groups become established, especially in the early years of development of the new town of Elizabeth.
Pahl OAM, Mr Anthony William (AD2006)
For service to veterans through the International War Veterans Poetry Archives.
Involved in developing the International War Veterans Poetry Archives; currently serves as the Archives’ Webmaster and Literary Editor/Moderator. Founding and current Member, Royal Australian Air Force Vietnam Veterans' Association; former Committee Member; inaugural Treasurer, 1987; established and maintains the Association website. Life Member, Airfield Defence Guards Association. Member, Victoria Sub-Branch, Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.
Pak Poy AM, Sr Patricia Geraldine (QB1998)
For service to the community, particularly as national co-ordinator of the Australian Network of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines since its inception in 1993.
Sister Pak Poy is the first National Co-ordinator of the Australian Network of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines since 1993. The network consists of over 80 non-government organisations. Sister Pak Poy was invited to join the Australian government delegation to review the United Nations Convention on Certain Weapons and Protocol Two: Governing the use of landmines, 1994-1996. She has taken every opportunity to raise the profile of the campaign and is a willing public speaker on the issue for any group who requests her expertise on the subject. Encountered the problems of landmines directly in 1990 when she was working with the Jesuit and Mercy Refugee Services based in Thailand. On her return to Australia, Sister Pak Poy was appointed the Executive Officer of the Adelaide Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission which made the first petition on mine related matters to the Australian Parliament and sought connections with other organisations, both national and international, opposed to the use of landmines.
Paley AO, Mr Raymond Ford (QB1985)
For service to industry, particularly private and public sector financial institutions, and to the community.
Chairman, South Australian Housing Trust since 1980. Director, The Co-operative Building Society of South Australia since 1978. Past South Australian Chairman Australian Finance Conference; past Federal Chairman Australian Finance Conference 1970-71. Deputy Chairman A. E. & F. Tolley Pty. Ltd. since 1981. Past Chairman, Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal 1979-84. Former Director, Western Community Hospital (now Life Member) and also Home for Incurables (Julia Farr Centre).
Palmer AO, Mr Ernest William (QB1979)
For service to the sport of game fishing and to commerce.
Palmer AM, Assoc Prof Carolyn Denton (AD2014)
For significant service to the community, particularly to people who are blind or have low vision.
Member, Faculty of Education, Law and Humanities, Flinders University, since 1991, in roles ranging from Lecturer, Dean of the School of Special Education and Disability Studies, to Director of Postgraduate Programs and Associate Professor in Education. Chair, CanDo4 Charities Board (previously Townsend House), 1999-2008; Deputy Chair, 1992-1999 and 2009-2013; Board Director, since 1991. Deputy Chair, Deaf CanDo, 2007-2012; Board Director, 2013. Chair, CanDo4Kids Community Services Committee, 1994-2004 and 2009-2013; Life Member, CanDo4Kids Charities, 2008. Executive Member, National Heads of Educational Services to Vision Impairment, 1995-2013. National Councillor, South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 1984-1991; Life Member, 2005. Member, International Council for Education of the Visual Impaired, since 2003. Member, South Australian Blindness Council, 1986-2000. Chair, SA Chapter, Australian Association of Special Education, 1991-1994; Committee Member, 1998-2013; National Councillor, 1991-1996; National Treasurer 1996. Member, Special Learning Needs Reference Group, SA Association of Independent Schools Targeted Programs Authority Inc, 2005-2012. Policy Development Officer, Special Education, SA Department of Education and Children's Services, 1998; Consultant to the Department on Cortical Vision Impairment, 2000; undertook Review of the Conductive Education Program, Kidman Park Primary School, 1994-1995. Ministerial Advisory Committee: Action Research Project, 1991; and Schools for All Project, 1992. Deputy Principal, Townsend School for the Vision Impaired, 1986-1994; Acting Principal, Term 3, 1990.
Pank AM AFC, Mr David Leon (QB1980)
For service to industry.
Papps OAM, Mr Ronald Murray (QB1994)
For service to the racing industry as a race commentator and to the community.
Mr Papps has been a race caller since the age of 16 and has been the Chief Race Caller of Radio 5AA since 1985. Winner of three Joseph Awards for Best Harness Racing Commentator in Australia and the inaugural Matiuce Award from the Australian Breeding Co-operative Society, SA Division.
Pargeter OAM, Mrs Dorothy May (AD2003)
For service to education, particularly in the areas of curriculum development and student welfare, and as a member of a range of South Australian educational bodies.
Principal, St John's Grammar School, Belair, 1977-1999. Member, SA Non-Government Schools Registration Board, since 1987. Lecturer in Teacher education, Tabor College, Goodwood, since 2001. Former member of Junior Heads of Australia. Member, Council of the SA Independent Schools Board, for over 14 years. Former member, Ministerial State Committee Special Education Planning Policy. Former member, Committee of SA Independent School Board Special Education Funding Group and Health Welfare and Safety Committee. Former member, Council of the SA Anglican Schools Commission. Foundation Chairperson, Primary Heads Association. Initiated the training of teachers in South Australia in methods of teaching children with specific learning difficulties. Established programmes for the integration of diabled students into mainstream classes. Member, Australian College of Education. Member, Australian College of Educational Administration. Zonta Services Club, Adelaide Hills Branch, Foundation Secretary, 1991; President, 1993. Country Women’s Association Office Bearer, 1960-1967; recognised for her caring of Aboriginal evacuees from Cyclone Tracy, Darwin, 1974. Member, Australian Red Cross.
Parham OAM, Mr Graham Dudley (AD2013)
For service to equestrian sport.
President, Gawler Show Society, 2006-2007; Committee Member, for 25 years; Vice-President; Life Member. Chief Instructor, Pony Club Association of South Australia, since 1963; Life Member, since 2008. Member, Naracoorte Pony Club, since 1964; Committee Member. Technical Officer (Equestrian Sports), Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Founder, Gawler 3 Day Event, 1959; Event Director, 1959-1994; Chief Steward, on 6 occasions. Technical delegate, Worrogi Three Day Event, 1980. Foundation Member, Gawler River Pony Club; Vice-President; Chief Instructor. Founding Instructor and Manager, Naracoorte Young Riders Event; Life Member. Technical Delegate, Cross Country Course Designer, Chief Steward, International Equestrian Federation, since 1983.
Parish OAM, Mr Jeffrey William (AD2008)
For service to the irrigation industry through the development and implementation of water delivery services and through contributions to efficient resource management, and to the community.
Chief Executive Officer, Central Irrigation Trust, since 1997; a company which manages and operates the irrigation and drainage systems supplying water for horticultural crops grown by 1,500 family farmers in 9 irrigation districts along the River Murray in South Australia. Manager, 9 districts, 1993-1997; Manager, 3 districts, 1978-1993, SA Water (formerly E&WS); these were SA Government owned irrigation systems which were privatised in 1997 to become the Central Irrigation Trust. Negotiator, Restructuring Four Government Irrigation Districts (323 properties) to allow completion of re-pipelining. Chairman, South Australian River Murray Catchment Water Management Board, for 2 years; Board Member, 2000-2007. Member, Community Reference Group for the Living Murray Program, Murray Darling Basin Commission, for 5 years current to 2009. Current Member, Community Advisory Committee, Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council; 4 years’ term. South Australian Representative, Australian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, for over 10 years; Co-organiser, national conferences on water in 1999 and 2004; Co-organiser, OECD Workshop on Agriculture involving over 35 countries, 2005. Current Member, River Murray Committee to Minister for Water Security, South Australia. Co-Author, River Reflections: Berri - The 75 years from 1911 to 1986, (Berri, SA), Berri Jubilee Committee, 1986. Heritage Collector; over 3000 items (photographs, maps, books, files and memorabilia) on the river, towns and irrigation settlements in South Australia. Designer, major photographic and dioramic displays, Cobdogla Steam and Irrigation Museum, 1986. Instigator, Restoration of the National Trust listed 1937 Irrigation Office at Barmera. Instigator of saving and restoring 1917 irrigation office in Berri; now preserved and used full-time as an arts centre.
Parker OAM, Mr Gayner Wilton (AD1979)
For public service.
Parker OAM, Miss Sarnya Marie (AD2001)
For service to sport as a gold medallist at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.
Miss Parker won gold medals at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games in track cycling in the Women's Tandem Individual Pursuit - Open, and the Women's Tandem 1km Time Trial -- Open. She represented Australia in an exemplary manner and brought great credit to herself, the Australian team and the nation.
Parker OAM, Mrs Roma Joy (QB2002)
For service to the communities of Ascot Park and Clovelly Park, particularly through the Community Care organisation.
Director, Community Care, since its inception in 1975. The organisation was established to provide assistance to the disadvantaged in the local community. The contact point for Community Care is Mrs Parker's home, and she is available 7 days a week. The organisation first operated from the Clovelly Park Uniting Church, but was relocated to the Ascot Community Uniting Church in 1996, following an amalgamation of the Clovelly and Ascot congregations.
Parker OAM, Dr David Alan (AD2014)
For service to dentistry.
Emeritus Fellow and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide; Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, 1969-2002; Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, 1985-1986; Member, Finance Committee, 1989-1991; Member, Personnel Matters Committee, 1988-1990; Member, Education (Academic Board), 1985-1986 and 1988-1991; Member, Executive Committee, 1985-1986 and 1988-1991; Convenor, Staffing Sub-Committee, 1988-1980. Director, Board of Unisure, 1988-1991. Secretary/Treasurer, South Australian Foundation for Dental Education and Research, 1994-1999. Board of Directors, International Association for Dental Research, for 2 years; Life Member; Director, Prosthodontics Research Group, for 4 years; Chair, Long Range Planning Committee; Member, Pulp Biology Research Group. Councillor, Australian and New Zealand Division, for 3 years; President, for 2 years. Councillor, Secretary and President, Adelaide Section, for many years. Member, Dental Policy and Implementation Review Committee, South Australian Health Commission, 1985-1986. Member, Dental Board of South Australia, 1985-1987. Member, Visiting Dentists Selection Committee, Department of Veteran's Affairs, 1985-1986. Member, Board of Management, South Australian Dental Service, 1985-1986. Senior Visiting Dental Specialist, Adelaide Dental Hospital, 1981-2002. Educator, Centre for Dental Studies, Gilles Plains Campus of TAFE South Australia, since 2002.
Parker OAM, Mr Desmond Reece (AD2014)
For service to the media, and to the community.
Photographer and columnist, The Recorder, Port Pirie newspaper, for 63 years. Life Member, Solomontown Football Club and Port Pirie Cricket Association. Awards/recognition include: Port Pirie Citizen of the Year.
Parkin AO, Mr Leslie Wedgwood (AD1983)
For service to mining and to geology.
A Consulting Geologist, Mr Parkin was the inaugural Director of the Australian Mineral Foundation (1972-76). He was a Council member of the Australian Mineral Development Laboratories from 1961-79, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Management. He has held many senior executive positions with organisations related to the mining industry and his numerous involvements include, Board member of the Pipelines Authority of South Australia, and of the Electricity Trust of South Australia, and Chairman of the SA Oil and Gas Corporation.
Parkins OAM, Mr James Harrison (AD2013)
For service to the community through service organisations.
Member, Legacy Australia Council Board, since January 2012. President, Adelaide Legacy, 2009-2010; operates throughout South Australia and Broken Hill; Member since 1993; Chair, Board of Management, 2009-2010; Board Member, 2007-2012; has served as Vice-President, Senior Vice-President, Pensions Officer, and on the Group Liaison Officer's Committee and the 'Friends of Legacy' Committee. Charter Member, Rotary Club of Somerton Park, since 1988; Past President; former Secretary. Current fundraiser, St Ann's Special School; Parent representative on the Board of Management, since 2008; Member, Parents' and Friends' Working Group. Awards/recognition include: Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Somerton Park.
Parkinson OAM, Mr Graeme Ian (QB1992)
For service to Modbury Hospital.
Honorary Chairman Board of Management Modbury Hospital since 1984, member since 1979. Very significant contribution to financial, professional, industrial, operational matters at the hospital which serves regional population of more than 100,000 people. Annual Budget some $30M+; oversaw $8M capital works.
Paroissien OAM, Mrs Joan Eileen (AD2004)
For service to nursing as an administrator, and to the community through the Order of St Lazarus.
Currently Administrator, Burnside Retirement Services Inc., Pineview Village. Former Director of Nursing, St Andrews Hospital, from 1972. Treasurer, 1983 and Councillor, 1982, Royal Australian Nursing Federation (RANF), SA Branch. President of Council, 1980-1982; Vice-President, 1978-1980. Executive Member of Nursing Administrator's Section in the 1970s: President, 1977-1978; and Section Representative to Council, 1977-1978. Member, Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem since 1985. Former Treasurer in SA. Active fundraiser. Member, Vietnam Surgical Team, 1970.
Parr OAM, Mr Robert (QB2011)
For service to the community as a contributor to charitable fundraising activities.
Current Program Manager and Cinema Manager, Wallis Cinemas Group. Through his position as Cinema Manager, Mr Parr makes available and facilitates the use of the Chelsea Theatre by charitable and fundraising organisations to generate funds through the screening of movies; he has assisted over 140 local charities and schools, since 1971. Has raised approx $200,000 each year, for the past several years. Current Board Member, Independent Cinemas Association of Australia.
Parry OAM, Mr George Frederick James (AD1982)
For service to the aged.
Parsons OAM, Lieut John Barham (AD1988)
For service to the Australian Army as Bandmaster, Australian Defence Force Academy.
Enlisted in the Australian Regular Army in 1973 and was allotted to the Australian Army Band Corps, after completing 10 years service in the British Army. He has served with 2 Military District Band, Defence School of Music and Australian Defence Force Academy. He was commissioned in 1987 and is currently serving with 4 Military District Band.
Parsons AM, Mr Jeffrey Langdon (AD1983)
For service to the community.
Parsons AM, Em Prof Peter Angas (QB2006)
Service to science in the areas of population genetics and radiation biology, to research and tertiary education and through executive roles with scientific organisations.
Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University, since 1988; Professor of Genetics and Occasional Dean, School of Biological Science, 1966-1988. Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Adelaide University, 1989-1992. Honorary Professor, Griffith University, 1995-1996, 1988-1989. Member, Australian Ionising Radiation Advisory Council, 1987-1992. Vice-President, American Society of Naturalists, 1992. Chair, Australian Research Council Review Panel, Genetics and Evolution, 1991. President, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering, 1975-1976; Vice-President, 1973-1974; Council Member, 1970-1988; Honorary Fellow, since 1991. President, Behavior Genetics Association, 1986-1988. Vice-President, Society for the Study of Evolution, 1984. Fellow, Galton Institute, London UK. Fellow, Linnean Society of London UK. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member, Awards Committee, Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, 2001-2005. Council Member, St Mark's College, 1991-1995. Awards/recognition include: Sir Joseph Verco Medal, Royal Society of South Australia, 1995. Dobzhansky Memorial Award, Behavior Genetics Association, 1993. Galton Lecturer, London UK, 1994.
Pascoe AM, Mr Francis Albert (AD1982)
For service to industry.
Pash OAM, Mrs Dorothy Jean (AD1985)
For service to the community, particularly the welfare of the ageing.
Pash OAM, Mr Robert Lionel (QB1980)
For service to local government.
Pasiczynskyj OAM, Mr Theodore Michael (AD1981)
For service in the field of migrant welfare.
Paternoster OAM, Mrs Margaret Jacynthe (AD2006)
For service to the community of Unley through support for historical and civic organisations.
Current Publicity Officer and Fundraising Coordinator, Friends of the Unley Libraries; Secretary, for 10 years; Founding Member, since 1989. Current volunteer, House History Service, Unley Museum. Inaugural Member, Friends of Unley Museum, since 1987; President; Secretary. Current volunteer, Family Records Service, City of Unley. Family History volunteer, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, since 2000; Member, since 1987.
Paterson OAM, Mr Archibald David (QB1978)
For service to the community.
Paterson OAM, Mrs Roslyn Marie (AD2001)
For service to the Cornish community of South Australia.
Instrumental in the foundation of the Kernewek Lowender, a biennial Cornish Festival held on the Northern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Served as a member of the Steering Committee 1970-1973, and Inaugural Committee, 1973-1981, and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 1988. Member, Cornish Association of South Australia; and President, 1991-1996. Member, National Trust of South Australia since 1969; served on State Council, 1990-1996; and was State Vice-President, 1993-1995. Member, Museum Association of Australia and of the Historical Society of South Australia. Wrote or co-authored five books with historic themes. Appointed the Board of Cornish Gorsedd in 1974. Fellow of the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society. Received the Paul Smales Award in 1999 (international award).
Paterson OAM, Mrs Diane (QB2002)
For service to the nursing profession, particularly through the development of tertiary curriculum, the promotion of best practice and improvements in aged care.
Chair, External Advisory Committee for the Faculty of Nursing, University of South Australia, 1994-1997; served on the faculty board for 10 years as a representative of the profession and industry. Member, South Australian Directors of Nursing Association; instrumental in the development of Contemporary Issues in Aged Care, a short course offered through the University of South Australia aimed at enhancing nursing care for the elderly. Past Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, Nurses Memorial Foundation, for 18 years. The foundation is a non-profit organisation which helps to advance the standard of nursing education. Founded the Dr Roger Wurm Scholarship Awards that were presented annually to a graduating student nurse from each South Australian University campus in recognition of excellence in clinical practice during their undergraduate programme, early 1990s. Established the Nurse of the Year award (now defunct). These awards were based on nominations from the public in recognition of nursing care. Board member, Australian Institute of Nursing Research, for 5 years. Former Director of Nursing, Gleneagles Aged Care Facility. Member, Board of Management for Recreation for Older Adults, 1991-1995; President, 1996-1999.
Paterson OAM, Mr Michael Francis (AD2007)
For service to people with disabilities through the South Coast AKtion Club and the Kiwanis Club of Reynella.
Coordinator and facilitator of the South Coast AKtion Club, including coordinating meetings, transporting members, coordinating community service and social events, and promoting and supporting people with intellectual disabilities. AKtion Club Director, Kiwanis Club of Reynella, for the past five years; also served as President; Member, since 1973.
Paterson OAM, Mr Norman Donald (QB2009)
For service to the community, and to the road transport and fertiliser industries.
Current Member, Murraylands Regional Development Board. Board Member, South Central Area Consultative Committee, since 2007. Member, Tailem Bend Branch Committee, South Australian Ambulance Service, since 1989; organiser, fundraising activities. Current Brigade Logistics Coordinator, South Australian Country Fire Service; Member, since 1961; current Member, Cooke Plains Brigade. Founding Member and Life Member, Cooke Plains Pistol Club. Supporter, Border Downs-Tintinara Football Club, for many years; player; coach; Inter-League Representative. Supporter and Sponsor, Adelaide Crows Australian Football Club, for 13 years. Involved with the Variety Club, for 12 years. Voluntary service, Liberal Party, South Australia, for over 50 years. Director, Paterson Bulk Transport, since 1968. Involved with the South Australian Road Transport Association. Current Member, Australian Fertiliser Services Association Inc; National President, 1995-1998; National Vice-President, 1992-1994; Member, since 1990; Life Member, 2003.
Paterson OAM, Mr Neil Turner (QB2013)
For service to the community of the Yorke Peninsula.
Treasurer, Northern Yorke Peninsula Homes, since 1978; non-taxable charity; Committee Member, since 1970; Life Member. President, Kadina Apex Club, 1972-1973; District Governor, Apex District 11, 1981-1982; Zone Board Member, 1981-1982; Member, 1967-1983; Life Member, 1983; Founding Member, Ardrossan Apex Club. President, Lions Club of Bute and Districts, 1999; Member, since 1984. Chairperson, District Council of Bute, 1983-1985; Councillor, Ninnes Ward, 1978-1986. Chairperson, Yorke Peninsula Local Government Association, 1984-1985. Current Patron, Bute Cricket Club; President; Secretary; Captain; Life Member; player, 1957-1985. Current Patron, Yorke Peninsula Cricket Association; President, for 2 seasons; Secretary, for 2 seasons; District player, for 15 years; Life Member. Selector, South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association, Northern Yorke Peninsula Cricket Team, since 1979; Coach, since 1979. Current Patron, Bute Netball Club. Fundraiser for the establishment of the Bute Sporting Club. Member, South Australian Cricket Association, South Australian National Football League.
Patkin AM, Adj. Prof Michael (AD2011)
For service to medicine as a surgeon, and to the study and practice of ergonomics and instrumental design.
Current Adjunct Professor of Ergonomics in Surgery, Macquarie University, NSW. Honorary Lecturer, Department of Surgery, University of Adelaide, since 1999. Honorary Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Flinders University, since 1999. Fellow, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, since 1991; President, 1984-1986; Founding Editor, Ergonomics Australia journal, 1969; Member, since 1966. Member, Board of Governors, Communications Research Institute of Australia, since 1995; Foundation Board Member, 1985-1995. Author of: - The Hand Has Two Grips, 1965. - Ergonomic Aspects of Surgical Dexterity, 1967. - Ergonomics, Engineering and Surgery of Endosurgical Dissection Surgery, 1995. - Fundamental Skills for Surgery, 2008. - Heuristics in Surgery, 2008. Clinical Surgeon at the Whyalla Hospital, South Australia, 1972-1990; Royal Newcastle Hospital, NSW, 1970-1972; and the Dungog Hospital, NSW, 1965-1970. Designer and web-master, South Australian Medical Heritage Society.
Paton AM, Mrs Joan Burton (AD1996)
For service to ornithology, education and the environment.
Significant contribution in the areas of ornithological education and the establishment and control of National Parks in South Australia. Member, Adelaide Ornithological Club since 1986; Club President, 1992-94 and Vice-President, 1990-92. At State level, has served as President, SA Ornithological Society, 1979-82; Vice-President 1974-79. In capacity of Society President, served on various Government advisory bodies and committees including the Consultative Conservation and Hunting Committee that advised the SA Government on game laws. At national level, served two periods as SA Councillor on the Royal Australian Ornithological Union (RAOU), 1977-79 and 1981-87. Also served as member, National Parks Commission, 1968-71; and its successor organisation National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Committee, 1973-78. In the field of education has tutored in Ornithology at Adelaide University's Department of Continuing Education, 1972-84 during which time authored over 40 publications of ornithological interest, participated in bird study weekends and other excursions.
Paton AM, Assoc Prof David Cleland (QB2008)
For service to conservation and the environment through research into the ecology and behaviour of Australian birds, to the management and restoration of the environment, and to education.
Head, Discipline of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Adelaide, since 2006; Lecturer, since 1997. Principal Investigator, Earthwatch Institute, from 1984; Member, Science Advisory Committee, since 1997. Current Patron, Biology Society of South Australia; Founding Member, from 1998. Current Member, Ornithological Sub-Committee, Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren Recovery Team, Conservation Council of South Australia; Member, Recovery Team and Research Sub-Committee, Birds for Biodiversity Program, 2000-2004. President, South Australian Ornithological Association, 1990-1993; Life Member, 2007. Awards/recognition include: SA Premier's Science Excellence Award, 2006. Natural History Medallion, Field Naturalist Society of South Australia, 2004. Dean of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Adelaide, 2004. Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching, University of Adelaide, 2004. SA Great Award for the Environment, 1999. Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, 1981-1982.
Paton AM, Mrs Penelope Ann (QB2008)
For service to conservation and the environment through the management of natural resources and ecosystems, and as a contributor to environmental and ornithological research projects.
Presiding Member, South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Council, 2002-2004; Member, 1996-2004. Member, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, since 2005; Chairman, Regional Investment Strategy, since 2005; Chairman, Biodiversity Conservation Working Group, 2007. Chairman, Urban Forest Biodiversity Program, 2001-2004. Chairman, Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren and Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps Recovery Team, Conservation Council of South Australia, from 2002; Project Coordinator, 1999-2000; Chairman, Birds for Biodiversity Recovery Program, 2000-2004. National Estate SA Project Officer, 1995-1998. Member, Premier's Round Table for Sustainability, 2006-2007. Member, State Assessment Panel for Community Grants, South Australian Threatened Species Network, 2000-2006; Chairman, Threatened Species Schedule Sub-Committee, 2000-2005. Member, Torrens Catchment Water Management Board, 1997-2005. Member, State Assessment Panel, National Heritage Trust, 1998-2002; Member, Coastcare State Assessment Panel, 1998-2000. President, South Australian Ornithological Association, 2001-2004; Editor, 1996-2000; Life Member.
Patra OAM, Ms Kim Amanda (2003)
For service through the provision of assistance to victims and to their families in the immediate aftermath of the bombings which occurred in Bali on 12 October 2002.
Patsouris OAM, Very Rev Father Diogenis (AD2013)
For service to the Greek Orthodox Church, and to the community.
Rector, Parish of St George, Thebarton and Western Suburbs, South Australia, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, since 1970. South Australia Representative, World Greek Orthodox Millennium Conference, Turkey, 2000. Greek Orthodox Chaplain, Royal Adelaide Hospital, ca1960-1980; and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide. Member, Chaplains Committee, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, ca1960-1970. Ordained as a Priest, 1965. Founding Member, St George College (co-educational Greek Orthodox College), 1983; Honorary Director, since 1989; Member, Board of Governors, since 1983. Teacher, Greek Community afternoon schools, Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia, 1960-1970; and St George Community afternoon schools, 1970-1980. Justice of the Peace, since 1969. Awards/recognition include: Centenary Medal, 2001. Bestowed the title of Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Greek Orthodox Church, 1995. Bestowed the title of Protopresbyter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, 1994. Bestowed the title of 'confessor', Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, 1971.
Patterson OAM, Mr Hugh Archibald (AD1997)
For service to the community through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for over 50 years as a prison, nursing home and hospital visitor.
Foundation member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Port Lincoln in 1946, and has continued to the present day to assist the Society. Has been visiting prisoners weekly at Port Lincoln Prison for many years, having only recently retired from this voluntary occupation. He continues to visit patients at Port Lincoln Hospital, Matthew Flinders Nursing Home and Eyre Peninsula Old Folks' Home. Councillor, City of Port Lincoln 1965-1975. Life member, Tasman Football Club and Kirton Point Bowling Club. Involved with Knights of the Southern Cross. Wrote and published the book "A Real Australian".
Patterson OAM, Mr Kenneth Dean (QB1999)
For service to conservation and the environment, particularly the propagation, planting and maintenance of trees in the Munno Para district.
Propagated and planted over 35,000 trees and shrubs in the City of Munno Para (now called the City of Playford) and along the roadside of rural Munno Para since 1980. Undertakes the necessary care to ensure plantings became established. Member, Munno Para Greening committee since 1980 and continues to serve in its new form as a member of the Playford Greening and Landcare Group. Also planted trees and shrubs at Mount Mary and other properties on Yorke Peninsula. A five hectare gully he replanted was named the"Ken Patterson Reserve" in his honour. Australia Day Citizen of the Year, City of Munno Para in 1988; Silver Tree Award, Greening Australia (SA) in 1997.
Paul OAM, Mr Desmond Reginald (QB2006)
Service to athletics through a range of administrative roles with sporting organisations.
Board Member, Association of Australian Veteran Clubs, 1988-1996. Convenor, Australian Veteran National Track and Field Championships, 1993; Schools Cross Country and Track and Field events. Foundation Member, Australian Sports Administrators Association, 1983. President, South Australian Masters Athletics Inc (formerly South Australian Veterans Club), 1988-1996; Life Member; Competitor since 1973; Committee Member, since 1980. President, South Australian Distant Runners Club, since 1980; Foundation Member and Life Member. Board Member, Athletic Association of South Australia (now Athletics SA), 1985-1992; Life Member; Convenor, Winter Competition, 1985-1992; current Member, Winter Committee. Volunteer Race Director, The Advertiser City-Bay Fun Run, since 1992; took over as Race Director, City-Bay Fun Run Committee Inc, to administer the race in 1992 and changed the focus of fundraising to assist Athletics South Australia; event has increased from a few thousand participants in 1992 to 19,000 in 2005. President, Adelaide Harriers Athletic Club, 1984-2000; Treasurer; 1950; Life Member; Committee Member and Member, since 1959. Torch Bearer, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Torch Relay. Track and Field Official, since 1949. Has worked at a number of events, including World Cup Track and Field Championships, Australian University Track and Field Championships and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; officiates at all championships held in South Australia, including national championships. Justice of the Peace, for over 35 years. Awards include: Australian Sports Medal, 2000.
Pawson OAM, Mr Edward Gordon (AD2000)
For service to archery, particularly as a coach and administrator, and to the Adelaide Archery Club.
Member, Adelaide Archery Club since 1959: executive member for 37 years and President 1961-1969. Involved in coaching for 30 years at all levels, presenter and State Coaches Examiner. Appointed Australian Coach at the World Archery Championships in Italy, 1981. In 1982 he coached two teams -- Asia/Oceania Target Archery Championships in Japan and the Commonwealth Games Team for Brisbane. Editor, Archery Australia Coaching Manual, 1990. Chairman, Archery Australia (formerly Archery Association of Australia) Rules committee for 6 years and member 1964-1975. Conducted "Australian Postal League" (a monthly Australia-wide competition) 1963-1968. In 1985 successfully organised members of the Adelaide Archery Club to run an Archery segment for Camp Quality (Adelaide) -- which is now run three times per year. Inaugurated the Australian Junior Archery Development Scheme at the Adelaide Archery Club and conducted it for six years. Awards: Life Member, Adelaide Archery Club; Australian Olympic Council Merit Award 1987; Archery Australia Plague Award 1990 and Life Member, Archery South Australia 1992.
Pawson OAM, Mr Lennox (QB2013)
For service to the community through a range of charitable organisations.
Deputy Chairman, Freemason's Foundation SA & NT, since 2007. Coordinator, Christmas Hamper Appeal Trailer Raffle, since 2003. Volunteer Driver, Cancer Council SA, since 2001. Coordinator, Adelaide Central Business District Daffodil Day, since 1998. Justice of the Peace. Member, Board of Directors, Royal Caledonian Society (RCS), mid 1970s-2010; Assistant Treasurer; Chief, 1995-2000; Bairns Director (Highland Dancing class); Social Director; Junior and Senior Chieftains. Chairman, Joint Commonwealth Societies Council of South Australia, 2001-2004 and since 2010; represented the RCS on the State Council. Vice-President, Kensington Park Sub Branch, Returned and Services League, since 2008; Catering Officer; Coordinator, Anzac and Remembrance Day Badge Days; Member since 2004. Chairman, Scotch Seniors Group, Old Scotch Collegians. President, Burnside Men's Probus Club, 2005; Welfare Officer and Trips Coordinator; Member, since 1998. Member, National Servicemen's Association (SA), for 17 years. Justice of the Peace, 1977-2011. Managing Director, Modern Floors Pty Ltd, 1973-1994. Vice-President, Commercial Floor Covers Association of SA and NT (part of the Master Builders Association). Various roles, Colonial Sugar Refining Company, 1952-1973. Awards/recognition include: Community Award for dedicated service to the community, City of Burnside Australia Day 2008.
Peacock OAM, Mr William Edward (QB1994)
For service to the hairdressing industry and to the development of standards for apprenticeship training.
Mr Peacock is currently the President of the Hair and Cosmetologist Employers' Association of South Australia and the Chairman of the Hair and Beauty Training Advisory Committee, SA. He is also a member of the Industrial Training Commission Board and a Fellow of the Federal Council of Master Hairdressers. Mr Peacock is an adviser, artistic director, judge and member of the Hair Fashion Council. Editor of the journals: Coiffure and Skin Deep. President, Australian Professional Make-Up Artists' Association.
Peacock AM, Mr Morris John (QB2005)
For service to thoracic medicine, particularly as a pioneer of innovative surgical techniques and as an educator.
Former Head of Thoracic Unit and Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Flinders Medical Centre, Women's and Children's Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Repatriation General Hospital Adelaide, 1976-2002; awarded Emeritus status from the Repatriation General Hospital in recognition of extensive service to the veteran community, 2002. Clinical lecturer, Flinders University of South Australia. Researched, developed and promoted videoscopic thoracic surgery including the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Emphysema) resulting in a successful thoracoscopic lung volume reduction technique. Researched and developed surgical stapling instruments and applied them to lung and oesophageal resections. Mentor for doctors involved in thoracic surgery in Australian Indigenous and African communities. Member, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand; on retirement awarded Emeritus status (only surgeon to hold the honour). Member, Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (USA). Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1972.
Peake OAM, Mr Maxwell James (AD2013)
For service to the sport of harness racing, and to the community.
President, South Australian Square Trotters Association, since 2010; Committee Member, since 1991; Vice-President; Caterer, Gramel Carnival Dinner, 1991-2007; Life Member, 1990s. Sponsor/Donor, Max Peake Leading Trotting Trainer Trophy, Kapunda Harness Racing Club. Committee Member and Steward, Kadina Country Harness Racing Club; donated trophies, 1978-2005; Member, 1955-2005. Member, South Australian Harness Racing Club. South Australian Livestock Market Reporter, South Australian Country Hour program, ABC Rural Radio, 1986-2012. Branch Manager, Angaston Branch, Elders GM, 1957-1961; also served as Stock Agent and Auctioneer, Kadina, Maitland and Minlaton Branches, for many years; employee, 1955-1982. Inaugural Face, SA Great State Media Campaign, in the 1990s.
Peake-Jones OAM, Mr Kenneth (QB2004)
For service to the community as a historian, particularly through the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.
Royal Geographical Society of South Australia: President, 1965-1967; Acting Treasurer, 1968-1969; Member of Council, 1955-1985; Life member, 1980. Editor, To the Desert with Sturt: A Diary of the 1844 Expedition by Daniel George Brock, 1975. Editor, Reflections of DGB by Daniel George Brock, 1981. Author, The Branch Without a Tree, 1985. Awards include: Centenary Silver Medal, Royal Geographical Society, 1999. John Lewis Gold Medal, Royal Geographical Society, 1985. Polar Medal, 1959.
Pearce OAM, Mr David St. Leger (QB1989)
For service to the community.
Chairman, Executive Committee to establish Central Yorke Peninsula Retirement Village 1975-88. Elected Band Master, Maitland Brass Band 1952-88. Conductor, Maitland Music and Arts Club Inc. since 1959. Member, Congregational Church since 1943. Active member, Agricultural Bureau holding various positions since 1944.
Pearce OAM, Mr John Ronald (AD2007)
For service to athletics, particularly through the Enfield Harriers Athletics Club.
Foundation Member, Enfield Harriers Athletics Club, 1960; Committee Member at all levels, since 1961; Coach, since 1965; Life Member. Committee Member, Athletics South Australia, 1960s-1970s; Life Member. Awards/recognition include: Citizen of the Year, City of Enfield, 1991.
Pearce OAM, Mrs Jean Lois (QB2010)
For service to the community through philanthropic contributions to a range of educational, aged care and medical organisations.
Philanthropic contributions include: - University of South Australia, 2000-2008; Don Hawke Memorial Scholarship. - Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation. - Funded the making of the DVD Cerebral Palsy: A Positive Future; 2001-2009. - Donations to the Palliative Care Family Program. - Fullarton Lutheran Nursing Home Inc. - Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. - ANU/Canberra Hospital. - South Australian Art Gallery. - Purchased 5 Mountbattan Braillers; computers for visually impaired students. Coordinated, Little Quilts of Love Project, 1996-2008. Member, Quilters Guild of South Australia; Member, Tea Tree Gully Quilters, ca1998. Volunteer/supporter, Tree for Life, 1998-2009. Junior Primary School Teacher. Member, Environmental Education Curriculum Committee; campaigned for Environmental Education at Junior Primary level. Mrs Pearce died on 11 December 2009. Next of Kin: Mr Tom Frederick Pearce (husband)
Pearce OAM, Dr Rodney David (AD2012)
For service to medicine as a general practitioner, through contributions to national medical organisations, and to education.
General Practitioner, Adelaide, since 1986. Member, Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, Department of Health and Ageing, since 2005. Member, Federal Health Advisory Committee, National Primary Health Care Strategy, Department of Health and Ageing, 2008. Board Member, Influenza Specialist Group, for many years. Chair, Adelaide Central-Eastern Division of General Practice, for many years. Director, Central Adelaide and Hills Medicare Local. Director, Australian General Practice Network, 2010-2011. Chair, Council of General Practice, Australian Medical Association, 2004-2010; Federal Councillor, for many years; current Member, Public Health Committee; Member, since 1978. President, Australian Medical Association (SA), 1998-2000; Vice-President, 1996-1998; Treasurer, 2007-2008; Executive Member, for many years; Chair, Council of General Practice, 1993-1996; Member, Childhood Immunisation Sub Committee, 1995-1997. Current Immunisation spokesperson (Federal and South Australia). Clinical lecturer, Supervisor, General Practitioner Registrars Regional Training Program, University of Adelaide, for many years. Chair/Deputy Chair, National General Practice Supervisors Association, 2005-2011; represents General Practice Supervisors within the Australian General Practice Training Program. Current Director, Australian General Practice Accreditation/Quality in Practice. Fellow, Australian Medical Association, 2000.
Pearl OAM, Mrs Brenda Joy (AD1991)
For service to athletics administration.
Mrs Pearl's association with athletics dates from 1953 when she joined the SA Women's Athletics Association. She has been Club delegate, Committee member, Executive member, State Selector and Chief Liaison Officer for the Australian Championships. Mrs Pearl also managed the Women's Athletics SA State Teams in 1967-69 and 1972-73. She was awarded Life Membership of the SAWAA in 1971. The men's and women's associations amalgamated in 1980 to become Athletics SA, and Mrs Pearl has continued to play an important role as an official. She has been Chief Starter since 1982, and Media Liaison Officer and delegate to the Athletics Australia Officials' Committee during the past five years. She has been both Secretary and Treasurer of the Officials' Club, Chief Starter at the Australian Championships, Athletics SA Board member, and Commonwealth Games Official.
Pearson OAM VRD, Mr Keith William (AD1986)
For service to the community and to local government.
Pearson AM, Dr Vicki (AD1997)
For service to the community in the field of alcohol and drug rehabilitation through the development of innovative programmes to prevent drug-related deaths and to bring about a reduction in the incidence of HIV/AIDS.
Dr Pearson specialises in the field of alcohol and drug rehabilitation and particularly works with people on the margins of our society, those with HIV/AIDS, prostitutes, the homeless and the mentally ill. Dr Pearson was the Medical Superintendent of Sydney Hospital from 1976-1985. She established the Kirketon Road Centre, a drug clinic, and became the Director providing services to young intravenous drug users. Dr Pearson then moved to Adelaide, and has been the medical officer at the Drug and Alcohol Service Council (DASC) since 1989. She was instrumental in setting up the DASC Obstetric Unit, to assist women using drugs throughout their pregnancies and in the postnatal period.
Pearson AM, Prof Alan (AD2010)
For service to nursing as an educator and leader in the development of evidence-based health care and clinical best practice.
Founder and Executive Director, Joanna Briggs Institute, Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), and Professor of Evidence-Based Health Care, University of Adelaide, since 1997. Instrumental in the establishment of a joint venture between the RAH and the University of Adelaide Medical School where he was appointed Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing and Head of Department. Professor of Nursing, La Trobe University, 2002-2005. Foundation Professor, Clinical Nursing, and Head of Department of Clinical Nursing, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, 1995-1999. Foundation Professor of Nursing and Head, School of Health, University of New England, 1992-1995. Foundation Professor of Nursing and Foundation Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Deakin University, 1987-1992. Chairman, Aged Care Complaints Resolution Scheme, Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, since 1998. Expert Adviser, World Alliance for Patient Safety, World Health Organization. Coordinator, Cochrane Nursing Care Network. Editor, International Journal of Nursing Practice. Fellow, Royal College of Nursing (UK). Fellow, Royal College of Nursing Australia. Fellow, Australian Association of Gerontology.
Pederick OAM, Mr Anthony Maxwell (AD2008)
For service to local government, to business, and to the community through a range of educational, financial and youth organisations.
Deputy-Mayor, Corporation Town of Walkerville, 2004-2006; Councillor, Walkerville Ward, 1997-2006; Chairman, Finance Committee, 1998-2006; Chairman, Levi Park Management Committee, 2000-2006; Member, 1995-2006; Chairman, Local Government Corporate Services, since 2001; Trustee. Local Government Finance Authority, since 1999; Deputy Chairman, 2007. Director of Finance, John Martin Retailers, 1981-1995; employee, 1969-1995. General Manager, Piper Alderman Lawyers, 1998-2005. Chairman of a private family company. Member, Joint Legislative Review Committee, Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, 1976-1982 and since 1995. Fellow, Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors. Fellow, Institute of Secretaries. Chairman, St Andrew's School Inc, Walkerville, since 1987; Member, since 1986. Chairman, St Andrew's School Foundation Inc, since 1987. Member, Independent Gambling Authority, 1995-2004. Member, Audit Committee, Public Trustee, 1996-2004. President and Treasurer, Inner North East of Adelaide YMCA, since 1991; Board Member, since 1987; Life Member. Member, Adelaide YMCA Directorate, 1995-1996. President, Victim Support Services, 1996-1998. Member, Adelaide Airport Environment Committee, 1995-1998. Member, various committees, Arthritis Association, 1986-1989. Justice of the Peace, since 1983.
Peek OAM, Miss Alison Louise (AD2001)
For service to sport as a gold medallist at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Miss Peek won a gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games as a member of the successful women’s hockey team. She represented Australia in an exemplary manner and brought great credit to herself, the Australian team and the nation.
Peisley AM, Mrs Shirley (QB2000)
For service to the indigenous community of South Australia through heritage, cultural, legal, health, welfare, religious and government organisations.
Mrs Peisley has been active in indigenous cultural, heritage, legal, health and welfare, church and government affairs for over thirty years. She is noted as a highly professional advocate and spokesperson for her local community. Chair, South Australian National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) for eight years. Represented South Australia at national meetings. Mrs Peisley was elected ATSIC Regional Councillor for 6 years, and through this appointment, she was involved with women's issues, arts, NAIDOC and reconciliation. Secretary and Public Officer, Tandanya National Cultural Institute, Adelaide for 5 years and is a current member of the Board. Co-Chair, South Australian Council on Reconciliation. Member of the Literature Committee, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (Australia Council) for five years. Currently Chair, Aboriginal Catholic Community. SA Representative to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC). Assisted in the establishment of the first Aboriginal Women's Shelter in Adelaide. Involved in activities leading up to the 1967 National Referendum and the early land rights movement in South Australia. As a community worker with SA Department of Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs working on health and welfare issues, she was involved in representing the interests of young Indigenous people appearing in Court. While employed with the Department of Local Government, she was responsible for opening access to the collections on Aboriginal issues held within the library system, in particular, collections held by the Mortlock Library. She is a Trustee with the SA Women’s Trust Incorporated and a member of the Council, University of South Australia. Recipient of the Peace Award from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in 1997 and the State Government Award for long service and contributions to NAIDOC.
Pendrigh AM, Mr Ira John (AD1994)
For service to the Australian Wine Industry.
Prominent in restructuring and the development of the wine industry in the Riverland Region of South Australia, making a special contribution to the strength, well-being, and future prospects of the Australian wine industry: Industry Patron since 1992. Chief executive of the Berri Co-operative Winery and Renmano Co-operative Ltd. 1981-86. Managing Director, Consolidated Co-operative Wineries Ltd. 1986-89. Managing Director Berri Renmano Ltd. 1989-92, Director BRL Hardy Ltd since 1992. As Chairman of the Wine and Brandy Producers' Co-operative Association, Mr Pendrigh was one of the senior architects of industry unification. Chairman of the Australian Horticultural Policy Council since 1991. Foundation Member and Treasurer of the Australian Wine Foundation. Board member of the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation and Chairman of the International Trade and Technical Advisory Committee. Member of the South Australian Government Exports Advisory Council.
Penhall OAM, Ms Penelope Ann (QB1998)
For service to education through the development of the Learning Assistance Programme.
Involved in developing programmes focusing on volunteers to support student learning in schools since 1976. Developed LAP, Learning Assistance Programme, which is now used nationally and in international schools. There are about 1000 schools in Australia using LAP and more recently it has been presented through lectures to schools overseas. Some of the development work for LAP has been funded through the Department of Education and Community Services. Established the LAP Association in 1994. Organised Inaugural National Biennial Conference for LAP in 1996. Ms Penhall is currently working with an Aboriginal team at the Catholic Education Office in Adelaide to encourage Aboriginal parents to become involved with LAP. She is a member of planning group for International Schools' Association conference to be held in Adelaide in 1998.
Penn OAM, Mrs Rosemary Jean (AD1999)
For service to visually impaired people, particularly through the South Australian Blind Cricket Club.
Plays a major role in managing and raising funds as Treasurer, 1974/75, 1983-1986 and since 1987 for the South Australian Blind Cricket Club; committee member since 1972 and scorer since 1970. Assisted her blind husband with all matters he attended to while President of the Club, 1975-1996, including secretarial duties. Coordinated the Australian Blind Cricket Council’s (ABCC) cricket carnivals held in Adelaide 1977, 1985 and 1993. Team manager and scorer SA State Team competing interstate since 1972. South Australian co-delegate to ABCC meetings since 1970 and was an Australian delegate to the first World Council of Blind Cricket in Delhi 1996. In 1996 named a Life Governor of the ABCC. Assisted with establishing the Sir David Bright Scholarship Trust Fund and has served as Secretary and Administrator since its inception in 1985 (provides annual grants to handicapped people for post secondary education in their chosen field). Volunteer reader and assistant, Radio for the Print Handicapped since its inception 1981. Also produces a weekly hymn programme. Employed as Coordinator of volunteers (approximately 200) since 1985 and recruits new volunteers for the radio, and makes the radio programme known to the public through speaking at service clubs, churches, disabled and senior citizen committees. Inaugural Secretary, Stan Wickham Memorial Awards Committee sponsored by Radio for the Print Handicapped (award recognises special achievements of handicapped athletes).
Penn OAM, Mr Malcolm Richard (AD2003)
For service to visually impaired people, particularly in the areas of cricket and education.
South Australian Blind Cricket Club: Foundation Member, 1969; Treasurer, 1970-1971; President, 1971-1975 and 1983-1989. Australian Blind Cricket Council: Life Governor; President of 3 Australian Blind Cricket Carnivals and instigated fundraising for the events. Sir Charles Bright Scholarship Trust: Established this Trust for the benefit of disabled people. First blind person admitted to the Bar. Blind Welfare Association: Past Board Member. Guide Dog Association: Past Board Member. Royal Society for the Blind: Past Board Member. 5RPH: Volunteer interviewer, for the past 8 years. Prospect Enfield Apex Club: Life Member. Adelaide Flinders Lions Club: Member, 1969-1998.
Penna OAM, Mr Peter Donald (AD1982)
For service to local government and to the community.
Mr Penna has undertaken local government duties of Eyre Peninsula for many years, being a Councillor in the District of Elliston since 1968 and Chairman for nine years. Other appointments include Chairman and Councillor in the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association and member of the State Executive of the Local Government Association. He has also given community leadership as Fire Controller Chairman of the Elliston District Hospital and supporter of numerous sporting and community bodies.
Penniment AM, Mrs Diana Elizabeth (AD2003)
For service to local government, and to the advancement of rural community issues through Women in Agriculture and Business and a range of local organisations.
Current Chairperson, Tatiara District Council: Deputy Chairperson 1999-2002; Councillor since 1991; Chairperson, Planning and Development Committee; Council representative, South East Local government Association (SELGA); Council Representative, Bordertown Swimming Pool Management Committee. State President, Women in Agriculture and Business (formerly the Women's Agricultural Bureau), 1986-1987; representation included the South Australian Rural Advisory Council, 1986-1992; Council Chairperson,1988-1992; Open College of TAFE Committee; South Australian Rural Industry Training Committee; South Australian Council of Social Services; and Social Justice Advisory Committee. Councillor, Upper South-East Region, 1983-1988. Branch President, 1980; Chair of two events – ‘A Day with Wool’ and ‘Entertaining in Style’. Foundation member, Wirrega Branch, since 1958. Life member, 1978. President, Bordertown on the Move Committee, since 1993. Current member, Bordertown Mainstreet Committee. Member, organising committee for the South Australian Rural Women's Gathering, Bordertown, 1999. Chairperson, Combined Congress Committee, ‘Global Agriculture - Can We Cope’ (marking South Australia's Jubilee 150), 1986. Awards include: Women in Agriculture and Business 40 years’ award, 1999.
Pens AM, Mrs Florence Lucinda (AD2005)
For service to the community through a range of support and service organisations, and to local government in the City of Charles Sturt.
Volunteer, Australian Red Cross, Hindmarsh Branch, since 1990; Chairman, since 1997; Patron of the Hindmarsh Branch, 1978-1993. Volunteer Art and Craft Teacher, Croydon Park Uniting Church, since 1996. Volunteer, Housewives Leisure Club, Greenshields Reserve Ridleyton, 1992-1999. Volunteer, Hindmarsh Branch, Royal District Nursing Society, 1972-1994; Chairperson 1979?1994; in 1994 the Society split into the Royal District Nursing Service and the Royal District Nursing Foundation; Volunteer, Royal District Nursing Service, 1994-1997. Volunteer, Hindmarsh Town Mission, 1972-1996; Chairman. Volunteer, Mary Potter Hospice, 1995-1998. Mrs Pens has been a volunteer calligraphy teacher at Bower Cottages Community Centre, Findon Community Centre, and Hindmarsh Primary School; and has provided hand massages to aged persons for the Arch Patterson Centre SAGES Program, since 1988. Alderman and Deputy Mayor, City of Hindmarsh Woodville, 1993-1995. Corporation of the Town of Hindmarsh: Mayor, 1978-1993; Alderman, 1972?1978; Deputy Mayor, 1976-1978; Councillor, 1968-1972. Town of Hindmarsh was amalgamated with the City of Woodville in 1993 to become the City of Hindmarsh Woodville; in turn, the City of Hindmarsh Woodville then merged with Henley and Grange to become the City of Charles Sturt. Awards/recognition include: Freeman of the Town, Corporation of the Town of Hindmarsh, 1993. Honorary Life Membership, Royal District Nursing Society, 1993.
Perilli OAM, Mr Aldo (AD2011)
For service to the community through a range of sporting organisations.
Vice-President, Eastern Zone Primary Schools Soccer Association, Primary School Sport, since 2000; Coach, Torrens River District Soccer Team, since 2000; volunteer in a range of other districts, since 1972; Life Member, 2007. Chairman, Campbelltown City Soccer Club, 1974, 1978, 1984 and 2002; Secretary, 1990, 2004 and 2005; Treasurer, 1980 and 1981; Committee Member, for many years; Women's Sports Coordinator, instrumental in establishing several junior girls' and senior women's football teams; Life Member. Junior Coordinator, Hectorville Cricket Club, since 2009; Under 15 Coach. Football Coordinator, Australasian Masters Games, 2007. Football Coordinator, Australian Masters Games, 2005. Founder, Associazione Abruzzese Del Sud Australia; a voluntary organisation that looks after the welfare of Italian migrants from the Abruzzi region.
Perrett OAM, Mrs Beverley Ann (QB1990)
For service to the Adelaide Children's Hospital.
Appointed to Board of Management, Adelaide Children's Hospital, 1980, served on Building, Finance and Appointments Committees, Chairman of Board, 1984-89. Chairman, Adelaide Children's Hospital Foundation, 1984-89.
Perry AM, Mr Michael Graham Rhodes (AD1983)
For service to industry and to the community.
Mr Perry, a former Mayor of the City of Burnside, is Personnel and Industrial Relations Manager of the Perry Engineering Division of South Australia of Johns Perry Industries Association, and of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and was a member of the State Development Council; the Industrial Safety, Health and Welfare Board; and the Workers' Rehabilitation Advisory Board.
Perry AO, Hon Justice John William (AD2007)
For service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly as a contributor to the activities of professional regulatory committees, to legal education, and to the community.
Justice, Supreme Court of South Australia, since 1988. Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1979. Member, Law Admissions Consultative Committee (formerly the Consultative Committee of State and Territorial Law Admitting Authorities), 1993-2006; involved with drafting uniform legal professional admission rules. Member, Legal Practitioners Education and Admissions Council, 1999-2004; involved with founding the Council, 1999. Member, Disciplinary Committee under the Legal Practitioners Act, 1982-1988. Member, Board of Examiners of the Supreme Court, 1979-1988. Member, Law Reform Committee of South Australia, 1986-1987. Member, Legal Services Commission of South Australia, 1979-1986. Chairman, South Australian Division, Commonwealth Committee on Discrimination in Employment and Occupation, 1976-1978. President, Law Society of South Australia, 1984-1985; Council Member, 1971-1985; Member, 1960-1988; Chairman, Common Law Committee; Chairman, Continuing Legal Education; Member, Legal Services Commission; Member, Law Reform Committee; Member, Board of Examiners; Member, Disciplinary Tribunal; Member, National Law Admissions Consultative Committee; Lecturer, Practical Legal Training Course; involved with drafting the Professional Conduct Rules which were adopted by the Council of the Law Society of South Australia, 1984. Council Member, University of Adelaide, 1995-2004; Member, Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee, 2002-2003; Member, Faculty of Law, 1984-1999; Inaugural Chairman, John Bray Law Chapter, Alumni Association. Member, Legal Practice Board of Management, University of South Australia, 1990-1998. Member, External Advisory Board, Elder Conservatorium of Music, since 2002. Member, Council of Governors, Walford Church of England Girls’ Grammar School, 1972-1982. Council Member, Hartley College of Advanced Education, 1980-1981. Member, Multicultural Forum of South Australia, since 1997.
Perryman OAM, Mr William Roy (QB2001)
For service to the community of Mitcham, and to veterans.
RAAF Association Mitcham Branch: Life Member; Chairperson of Welfare Committee; visiting team member for 40 years, Daw Park Repatriation Hospital. Mitcham Rotary Club: Served as President (1975) and instigator of the Club's major fund raiser. Member for 32 years. Department of Veterans' Affairs Luncheon Club: (Provides a meal on Sunday each month for widows or partners of ex-service persons.) Foundation Treasurer and currently Coordinator. Air Force Bowling Club, Mitcham: Served as President, Life Member.
Perske AM, Wing Com Graham Albert (AD1978)
For exceptional service as Commanding Officer of No. 11 Squadron, Edinburgh.
Peters AM, Mrs Patricia Mary (QB1988)
For service to athletics.
Active since 1946 as a competitor and more recently as an administrator and official particularly for women's athletics in South Australia. Associated with the South Australian Women's Athletic Association of Australia since 1962. Acted as the Controller of officials for all Australian Championships and international athletic meetings held in Adelaide between 1983 and 1986, the World Veterans' Championships 1987 and the World 15 km Road Running Championships 1988.
Peterson OAM, Mr Leslie James (AD1992)
For service to international relations, particularly through the South Pacific School Aid Project.
Director South Pacific School Aid project. For the past 17 years, since retirement, supporting schools and colleges, particularly in Central Africa and the South Pacific Region by way of donations of educational and medical equipment from schools, colleges and hospitals in South Australia.
Petras OAM, Mr Herbert William (QB1987)
For service to primary industry, particularly to the Australian Barley Board.
Deputy Chairman, Australian Barley Board 1983-86, acting Chairman 1974-83, member since 1963. Member, Australian Barley Co-ordinating Committee 1969-86, Chairman 1970-74 and 1985-86; Board Representative on Grain Freight Negotiating Committee since 1982. Member SA Soil Conservation Advisory Committee 10 years and Karoonda Committee 1954 and Murray Mallee Soil Conservation Board 1957-69, Chairman six years. Member, State Governing Council and Grain Section United Farmers and Stockowners 1968-86. Continuing member local Agricultural Bureau.
Pfau AM, Ms Elke Brita (QB2012)
For service to the German community of South Australia through leadership of a range of welfare, aged care, sporting and cultural programs.
President, South Australian German Association, (also known as the German Club of Adelaide), 1999-2005 and since 2009; Vice-President, 2005-2008; Member, since 1958; Chairperson, Scheutzenfest Management Committee, since 1999; current Convenor, Octoberfest. Established, Welfare Centre for German Speaking Seniors, 2003; the Centre provides services and home visits to German-speaking seniors. Senior Sergeant, Branch Coordinator, Victims of Crime Branch, South Australian Police Force, 1993-2000; Member, Victims of Crime Services, 1989; Deputy Chairperson, Victims of Crime Council, 1991; Member, 1990; Liaison Sergeant, Victims of Crime Branch, 1986-1988; established Police Victim Contact Officer positions. Member, South Australian Police Force, 1970-2000; served in a range of branches, including recruit instructing, drug squad, crime squad, sexual abuse unit and domestic violence unit. National President, International Police Association, 1993-1999; Secretary, South Australian Region, 1972-1993 and since 2000; Honorary Life Member, 1982; Member, since 1972; Roll of Honours List. Former Member, Australasian Society of Victimology. Awards/recognition include: Gold Award, for services to the German Club, 1998. Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, for her participation in activities with ethnic communities, South Australian Police Force, 1977.
Pfeiffer OAM, Mr Kevin Albert (QB1999)
For service to the wine industry in the Riverland area, and to the community.
Currently he is General Manager (Operations), Australian Vintage Ltd since 1993. Previously Manager of Riverland Wineries, 1987-1993. A winemaker since 1964, Mr Pfeiffer introduced new wine varieties to the district and also played an important role in the development and production of low alcohol wines and grape juice. He has served the industry as a member of the Riverland Wine Show for more than 20 years and was Secretary for more than 10 years; member, Riverland Vine Improvement Committee and the Riverland Grape Industry Committee. He has also served the community in other areas including service as Chairman, Riverland Development Corporation; member, Riverlink Council; Acting Chairman, Loxton Action Planning Group; member, Barossa Mid North and Riverland Development Council; member, Riverland Tertiary and Further Education Board.
Pfeiffer OAM, Mrs Minyon Betty (QB2013)
For service to the community of Mount Barker.
Current Church Elder, Dunn Memorial Uniting Church; Pipe Organist; Pianist; Flautist; Choir Conductor; volunteer, Hungry No More program, for the first few years after its inception in 2000. Member, Lobethal Harmony Club, for over 50 years. Member, The Flute Society of South Australia Inc, recently retired. Fundraiser, Rotary Club of Mount Barker, for 40 years; current Honorary Member. Music teacher, Lobethal Lutheran School; Belair Primary School; and Cornerstone College; and privately.
Pfitzner OAM, Mr William Robert (AD1990)
For service to the community.
Member, Eyre Peninsula Community College 1969-80, Save the Children's Fund, Butler Agriculture Bureau, Lutheran Church.
Philbey OAM, Mr Joseph Henry (QB1991)
For service to the grain industry in South Australia.
Director, South Australian Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited 1970-81, Board member since 1955. Represented SA on Australian Wheat Growers' Federation 1956-73, Vice-President 1957-60. Member, SA Wheat Research Committee 1967-87. President, Lameroo Branch Agricultural Bureau. Grain judge, Pinnaroo Agricultural Show. Member, Lameroo Hospital Board 1958-70, Chairman six years.
Phillips OAM, Mr Thomas Hugh (AD1980)
For community service.
Mr Phillips was a member of the State Public Service for 50 years. In 1979 he retired as Director of the State Supply Division of the Department of Service and Supply. For a great many years he has been actively involved with the Queen Victoria Hospital, and has served as Accountant and Financial Adviser for the Hospital's Women's Auxiliary. He has served as a member of the Hospital's Board of Management, on the Council of Bedford Industries, and as a Judge of the SA Trotting Club.
Phillips OAM, Mr George Harnett (QB1982)
For service to the community.
Phillips OAM, Mr Robert George (AD1996)
For service to local government through the Clare District Council.
Mayor of the Clare District Council since 1985; elected to Council 1976. Throughout his term as an elected representative has worked to improve local amenities and is noted for his leadership of the Council through a record period of building and development. He is attributed with placing the Council on a sound financial footing. Chair, Group Training Scheme and Kickstart Committee for training of youth.
Phillips OAM, Mr Allen Brian (QB2000)
For service to the community, particularly through the South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron and Rotary International.
SA Sea Rescue Squadron: member since 1965, longest serving operational member. Served on Executive Committee, Commodore in 1976. Life Membership, 1984. Awarded Royal Humane Society Silver Award Medal for bravery shortly before joining Squadron. Rotary Club, Henley Beach: Member for 27 years. Served as President, 1991-92. Awarded Paul Harris Fellowship. Hosted numerous Rotary exchange students.
Phillips OAM, Mr John David (AD2004)
For service to the environment through Keep South Australia Beautiful, and to the community, particularly through Apex Australia.
Executive Director, Keep South Australia Beautiful, since 1988. Acting National Executive Officer, Keep Australia Beautiful, National Association, 1999-2001. Member, Environment Protection Authority, South Australia, 2000-2002. Member, Environment Institute Australia, since 1999. Life Governor, Association of Apex Clubs of Australia, 1994; National President, 1987; National Vice-President, 1986; Delegate to International Conferences. State President, Apex South Australia/Northern Territory, 1984; State Secretary, 1982. Chairman, Asia Pacific Region, 1990. Life Member, West Beach Apex Club, 1990. District Governor, Adelaide District 1, 1983. Honorary Member, Scouts Australia (South Australia). Chair, Scouting Recycling Centres Management Committee since 1999; Member, since 1995. Fundraising Institute: President, South Australia Chapter, 1994-1995. Fellow, Fundraising Institute of Australia, 2000; National Treasurer, 1994-1995; National Delegate, Salt Lake City USA Fundraising Forum 1, 1995; Member 1990-2001.
Phillips AM, Prof Garry David (AD2005)
For service to medicine, particularly in the areas of anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency care, and to medical education.
Flinders Medical Centre: Director of Anaesthesia, 1989?1992; Director of Accident and Emergency, 1982-1989; Director of Intensive Care, 1976-1989. Flinders University: Emeritus Professor; Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 1992?2001. Visiting Professor of Anaesthesia, University of Papua New Guinea. Professional associations and committees include: Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists: Foundation Fellow, Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, 2002; Director of Professional Affairs; President, 1996-1998; Foundation Fellow, Faculty of Intensive Care, 1993. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine: Former Censor-in-Chief; Foundation Fellow, 1983. Hong Kong College of Anaesthetists: Honorary Fellow. Academy of Medicine of Singapore: Fellow. Academy of Medicine of Malaysia: Fellow. Examiner, University of Papua New Guinea; Fiji School of Medicine; Chinese University of Hong Kong; and School of Postgraduate Studies, Singapore. Medical Training Review Panel: Member. National Road Trauma Advisory Council Working Party on Trauma Systems: Member, 1992?1993. National Health and Medical Research Council Working Party on Management of Major Injury: Member, 1989-1992. SA Ambulance Service, Medical Advisory Committee: Chairman, 1995-2003. SA St John Ambulance Service, Medical Advisory Committee, 1978-1995. SA Ambulance Service Board: Ministerial appointee. SA Trauma Clinical Advisory Committee: Ministerial appointee. SA Ambulance Service: Officer Brother of St John, 1996; Serving Brother of St John, 1983.
Phillips AM, Mr Thomas Robin (QB2007)
For service to business through the automotive industry, and to the community.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd, 2000-2005. Director, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd, 1997-2000. Board Member, Federal Chamber of Automobile Industries, 2000-2005. Director, Australia Post, since 2005. Director, Intercast and Forge Pty Ltd, since 2006. Director, Sharkeshield Pty Ltd, since 2006. Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors. Foundation Member, Council for Australian-Arab Relations, 2003-2005. Board Member, Flinders Medical Centre Foundation, since 2002. Board Member, Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation, since 2003. Chair, Development Council, The Salvation Army, SA, since 2006. Council Member, Flinders University, since 2006. Chair, Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board, since 2006. Chair, Training Skills Commission, SA, since 2005. Chair, Safework SA, since 2006.
Phillips AM, Mr Stephen Richard (QB2013)
For significant service to arts administration in the field of opera.
General Director, State Opera of South Australia, 1995-2011. Production Director and Deputy General Director, 1992-1995. Production Manager, 1989-1992. Trainee Production Manager with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Canadian Opera Company and the English National Opera, in the 1980s. Senior Stage Manager, Australian Opera, in the late 1970s. Stage Manager and Stage Technician, Sydney Opera House, in the early 1970s. Awards/recognition include: South Australian Arts Ruby Award, for sustained contribution by an individual, 2011.
Philpot OAM, Dr Christopher Ross (QB2003)
For service to medicine, particularly as a contributor to improving sexual health service provision and training.
International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (formerly International Union Against Venereal Diseases and Treponematoses): President (first Australian), 1999-2001; Secretary General, 1995-1999; Regional Director, Asia Pacific Branch, 1987-1995; maintained strong links with WHO and the United Nations. Australasian College of Sexual Health Physicians (formerly Australasian College of Venereologists): President, 1991-1994; Honorary Secretary, 1988-1991; Founding Fellow, 1988. Sydney Sexual Health Services: Director, 1984. National Venereology Council of Australia, Founding President, 1981-1984. Negotiated development of Master of Medicine in Venereological Sciences degree at University of Sydney; first enrolments accepted in 1987. First paper, Cryptococcal Meningitis in Pregnancy, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, 1972.
Phipps AM, Mr Frederick Henry (QB1983)
For service to industry.
Mr Phipps is Chaiman of Castalloy Limited which he co-founded in 1948 and, which under his guidance has become a major manufacturer of componentary for the motor industry. He has served on a number of advisory committees including the Industrial Development Advisory Council and is currently a member of various Chamber of Commerce and Industry Committees. He is a Foundation Life Member of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia ( South Australian Division).
Picheta OAM, Mrs Izabella (QB1998)
For service to the Polish community of SA, particularly through the Federation of Polish Organisations and the Polish Women's Circle.
Mrs Picheta was the President, Federation of Polish Organisations in South Australia, 1994-1995, and represented the state organisation at national conferences. Served as Chairperson, South Australian Polish Women's Circle for many years and was responsible for many fundraising activities to assist children in Russia and Poland. She was a member, Advisory Committee of Port Adelaide Central Mission, 1988-1995.
Pickard AM, Mr Gordon Winston (AD2002)
For service to the South Australian community as a benefactor to a broad range of charitable and youth sporting organisations, and to the building industry.
Managing Director of Fairmont Homes Pty Limited and, over the years, has donated considerable sums of money to several charitable organisations, including the Crippled Children's Association, the Mary Potter Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, SPARC Disability Foundation, and the Royal Society for the Blind, amongst others. Has also been very supportive of sporting organisations, particularly Australian Rules football and soccer clubs.
Pickering OAM, Dr Trevor George (AD1992)
For service to medicine.
Clinical lecturer in surgery Adelaide University. Consulting Vascular Surgeon Modbury Hospital since 1973. Senior Visiting Medical Specialist Queen Elizabeth Hospital 1985-88. President Federal Council AMA 1982-85, former Vice-President, Treasurer. Other offices include SA President Australian Physiotherapy Association, Chairman Federal Council on Care of the Aged, Chairman Confederation of Medical Association of Asia/Oceania and World Medical Association. Vice-Chairman Australian Council Healthcare Standards since 1989, awarded Medal 1991.
Pickering OAM, Dr John Ronald (QB1998)
For service to podiatry, particularly in the areas of surgery and education.
Dr Pickering has worked in the profession of Podiatry since 1953. Served as National President, Australian College of Podiatric Surgeons, 1988-1995, and was a founding member since 1978 (which later affiliated with the Australian Podiatry Council and the Australian Associations of Podiatry from each state). Held the positions of Chairperson, Chiropody Board SA, 1967-1994 and was National President, Australian Podiatry Council, 1974-1976. Attributed with pioneering the establishment of post-graduate surgical training for podiatrists in Australia. Lecturer in podiatry courses since 1964 and remains a guest lecturer in post-graduate programmes since retirement in 1996. He was a member, Expert Panel for the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR), 1979-1995.
Pike AM, Dr Geoffrey Howard (QB1983)
For community welfare service in Australia and overseas.
Pilkington OAM, Mr Anthony John (QB2012)
For service to the broadcast media industry as an announcer, and to the community.
Radio Broadcaster, DMG Radio Australia and various other commercial radio stations, 1962-2010. State Appeal Chairman, Red Shield Appeal, The Salvation Army SA Division, 2005-2010. Patron, Childhood Cancer Association, 1994-2010. Fundraiser, Sydney Children's Hospital, in the 1980s. Chairman, Speaker's Program Committee, Rotary Club of Adelaide, 1999-2010; Member, Public Relations and Club Fellowship Committees; Captain, Burnside Group, for 2 years. Various fundraising activities, Barkuma, Disabled Person's Charity, in the 1970s and 1980s.
Pilowsky AM, Prof Issy (QB1991)
For service to medicine, particularly in the field of psychiatry.
Issy Pilowsky is Professor of Psychiatry at Adelaide University and Head of the Psychiatric Unit at Royal Adelaide Hospital. For over 20 years he has been a major contributor to the care of people who are mentally ill, and is in the forefront of helping people suffering from chronic pain. Professor Pilowsky is said to be one of the most distinguished psychiatrists in Australia. In his University work he has made an international reputation for his research; he is regarded as an excellent teacher who inspires his students and communicates clearly and simply with others. Professor Pilowsky is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences in Australia and has held office in national and international professional bodies in his field.
Pimlott OAM, Miss Barbara Edith (AD1982)
For service to the accountancy profession.
Miss Pimlott has rendered a lifetime of service to the accountancy profession of Australia, and was the first woman State Registrar (later State Director) of the Australian Society of Accountants. She played a major role in significant events, including organisation of the first International Accounting Congress held in Australia (Sydney 1972); submission to a Report of a Committee of Inquiry into the Public Service of SA and assistance to the Committee of Inquiry into Registration of Accountants in SA. On her retirement in 1981 she was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society.
Pinder OAM, Mr Mervyn Charles (AD1980)
For service with Number 24 (City of Adelaide) (Auxiliary) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force.
Warrant Officer Pinder enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1944 and served in Australia until demobilised in May 1946. He joined the Active Citizens Air Force in 1951 and has served continously since then as a supply supervisor with No 24 (City of Adelaide) (Auxiliary) Squadron based at RAAF Base Edinburgh SA. He has been awarded the Air Efficiency Medal and Bar.
Pinnock AM, Dr Carole Bolton (QB2009)
For service to medicine, particularly urological research, and to men's health through the development of support programs for people with prostate cancer.
Principal Research Scientist in Urology, Repatriation General Hospital, since 1992; former Member, Research Management Committee; Research Officer, Surgical Services Unit, 1989-1992. Chair, Education Committee, Australian Prostate Cancer Collaboration, since 1999; Member, Executive Committee, since 1999. Current Member, Australian Cancer Network Working Party on National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines on Advanced Prostate Cancer. Member, Medical and Scientific Committee, Cancer Council of Australia, 2003-2006; current Member, Prostate Cancer Control Programs Committee, Cancer Council of South Australia. Member, Psychological Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cancers Steering Group, 2002. Specialises in the development of information support services for men with prostate cancer including a prostate cancer website funded by Lions Australia launched in 2000 and the publication Consumer Guide to Localised Prostate Cancer, 2001, 2003 and 2006; Co-author, You and Your Prostate; in collaboration with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Member, Population Health Expert Advisory Committee convened by the SA Department of Health, 2003-2005. Lecturer, Flinders University, since 1989. Member, Urological Oncology Group, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. Associate Member, Orological Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Piper AO, Mr Robert (AD2000)
For service to business and commerce, and to the community through broad based charitable, arts, heritage and sporting organisations.
Mr Piper is a consultant to and was formerly the Chairman and Senior Partner of Piper Alderman Lawyers. He is a leader in the business community, particularly as a Director or Chairman of numerous South Australian businesses from banks to mines. Mr Piper contributed to business and commerce as well through the position of Chairman of the Institute of Company Directors (SA), 1980-1982, and as a Council Member, 1975-1984. He served as a Board Member of the South Australia Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was the inaugural Chairman of Austered Ltd (Radio Network) and a Director of Advertisers Newspapers Ltd. Mr Piper’s service to the community is through his involvement in a diverse range of organisations. He was Chairman of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund in 1996. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Art Gallery of SA Foundation, 1989-1996, and as a Council Member of the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1982-1987. Mr Piper is a member of the National Archives Advisory Council and a Trustee of the Gordon Darling Foundation. He was Chairman of the Australian Council of National Trusts, 1995-1997; President of the National Trust of South Australia, 1993-1996. Served as President of the Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, 1968-1988; Vice-President of the SA Lawn Tennis Association, 1967-1968. He was Chairman of Prince Alfred College, 1980-1992. Mr Piper was elected to Adelaide City Council in 1970 until 1974, representing Gawler Ward.
Pisani OAM, Ms Sandra Jane (QB1989)
For service to hockey.
Member, Australian Women's Hockey Team which won a Gold Medal at the Seoul Olympic Games 1988.
Pitman OAM, Mr William Harold (AD1994)
For service to people with sight impairments, particularly through the preparation of audio cassettes.
Mr Pitman has been involved on a voluntary basis with Atrasound Inc. for 40 years and for the past nine years has acted as the administrator. He prepares audio cassettes on topical subjects for about 100 visually impaired members in Australia and overseas on a monthly basis.
Pitt AM, Mrs Helen Elizabeth (QB1991)
For service to international relations, particularly through Community Aid Abroad.
In the early 1970s Mrs. Pitt was a driving force behind the establishment of one of the first sheltered workshops of its kind for disabled and elderly people in South Australia. For the next 10 years she was closely involved in establishing treatment and support services for disabled and frail aged people in the State. In 1981 she joined Community Aid Abroad and quickly became aware of the relief aid needs of the poor and disadvantaged people in many third world countries. Mrs Pitt went to the Sudan where she played a major role in setting up and managing aid programmes. She has made numerous trips into Tigre establishing training camps and rehabilitation centres for people injured in the war there, and finding ways to empower people to help themselves.
Pitt AM, Miss Barbara Jean (QB1987)
For service to the National Council of Women.
Elected a Life Vice-President of the National Council of Women of South Australia after service commencing in 1943. Served in various capacities, including President 1961-63. Represented Australia overseas at a number of conferences of the International Council of Women, Switzerland, USA and in Iran. Led the Australian delegation to the ICW Conference in Turkey. Associated with the Kate Cocks Memorial Girls' Home 1945-60, appointed Superintendent 1951-56. Has recently completed a "History of the National Council of Women in South Australia" and written a history of the "Pitt Family of Payneham" (1977).
Pitt OAM, Mr Stanley Bruce (AD1995)
For service to hockey.
Mr Pitt has served as Secretary of the South Australian Hockey Association since 1974 and as an executive member for 25 years. He is an Executive Councillor, Australian Hockey Association since 1973. Received the Award of Merit, Australian Hockey Association, 1986. Life Member, SA Hockey Association.
Platten AM, Mr Newell James (QB1995)
For service to architecture and to town planning.
Mr Platten has been in private practice as an architect since 1981 following service as Chief Design Architect/Chief Planner of the South Australian Housing Trust from 1974-80. He was a member of the Architects' Board of SA from 1988-91 and served on the State Urban Design Advisory Panel in 1993. He was President of the Civic Trust of SA from 1984-87 and a Council member from 1969-72. He served as a member of the National Advisory Panel of Architects on Aged Persons' Homes from 1969-76 and was a member of the National Capital Planning Committee from 1973-79. He has served as a Federal and State Councillor of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and is a Fellow.
Playford OAM, Dr John Drysdale (QB1989)
For service to literature.
South Australian Historian and Academic. Editor, "Journal of the Historical Society" of SA since 1976; past Council member. Chairman, SA Working Party of Australia Dictionary of Biography since 1975. Member, Editorial Board, Australia Dictionary of Biography since 1980.
Plummer AM, Capt Keith Aubry (AD1984)
For service to the Melbourne and Adelaide Workshop Companies.
Plumridge AM, Mr David Allen (QB1993)
For service to local government and to the community.
Long and significant service as Councillor, Alderman, Mayor City of Salisbury, serving on all major committees and taking particular role in urban planning and development. Councillor Para Hills Ward 1965-72; Alderman since 1972, Mayor 1983-87. Executive Member Local Government Association of SA since 1980, Vice-President 1987-90, President since 1990. Long-serving member Northern Metropolitan Regional Organisation of Councils; Chairman Local Government Training Authority; member Advisory Committee on Planning; member Aged Accommodation Advisory Committee. Other community service includes Chairman Para Districts Community Legal Services 1989-90. Member North Adelaide Development Board since 1980.
Pocock AM, Prof Barbara Ann (QB2010)
For service to industrial relations as an academic and researcher, particularly in the areas of employment, gender relations and vocational education, and as an advocate for social justice.
Director, Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia; Foundational Research Professor, since 2006; Director, Centre for Labour Research, 2000-2003; Associate Professor, 2002-2005. Lecturer, Labour Studies, South Australian College of Advanced Education, 1989-2002. Deputy Chair, The Australia Institute, since 2007; Director, since 2002. Visiting Fellow, International Institute for Labour Studies, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2005. Visiting Fellow, Ruskin College, Oxford UK, 2005. Board Member, Festival of Ideas, 2005-2009. Board Member, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 1992-1993. Member, Employment and Skills Formation Council, National Board of Employment Education and Training, 1990-1992. Convener, The Work + Family Policy Roundtable, since 2004. Director, Women's Access to TAFE Project, 1985-1986. President, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, 2006; Vice-President, 2003-2004; Secretary, 2008. Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, NSW Department of Industrial Relations, 1981-1983. Member, Editorial Board of the following journals: - Work, Employment and Society, UK. - Labour Studies, USA. - Journal of Industrial Relations, Australia. - International Employment Relations Review. - Policy Organisation and Society. Author of: - The Work-Life Collision. - The Labour Market Ate My Babies. - Living Low Paid. - Demanding Skill: Women and Technical Education in Australia. Awards/recognition include: Winner, Society Category, The Bulletin/Bayer Smart 100, 2007. Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship, Australian Research Council, 2003-2007.
Poidevin OAM, Dr Leslie Oswyn (QB2006)
Service to medicine in the area of women's health.
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, 1970-1981. Inaugural Medical Superintendent, Queen Victoria Maternity Home, Adelaide,1951 and Honorary Consulting Obstetrician,1951-1969. Director, Obstetrics, University of Adelaide, 1952-1957; established Department of Obstetrics. General Practitioner, Scone, NSW, 1939-1951. Resident Medical Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, 1938-1939. Surgeon to all British Prisoners of War, Java, 1942-1945; Prisoner of War, 1942-1945. Mentioned-in-Despatches, World War II. Member (representing SA), Australian Regional Council, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1952-1956; Fellow, 1965; Member, since 1951. Author, 8 books, between 1985 and 1999; including Samurais and Circumcisions, 1985. Awards include: Chapter of Military Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2002, in recognition of his military service to Australia and contribution to the Australian Council of RCOG.
Pointon OAM, Mrs Helen Blanche (AD2008)
For service to the community, particularly through roles supporting women's and children's organisations in South Australia.
General-Secretary, National Council of Women (SA), since 1997; Executive Member; Treasurer, for 4 years; Minutes Secretary; appointed delegate for Guides SA, 1994. State Council Member, Guides SA, 1990-2006; Region Leader, Western Suburbs (of Adelaide), for 5 years; District Leader, Glen Osmond District, for over 25 years; Member, Building Committee (Guide House), for several years; State Disaster Coordinator; involved in camp catering and fundraising assistance to Guides with Disabilities; involved in the establishment of Guide property at McLaren Vale; Member, since 1968, after being a youth member since 1942. Current Member, Sanctuary Guild, St Columba's Anglican Church, Hawthorn, Adelaide. Secretary, Inner Wheel of Club of Thebarton, since 2006; Member, since 2005. Former Treasurer, Delta Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi. Member, Mothers’ Union Australia. Awards/recognition include: Her work with the Guiding movement and the National Council of Women was recognised by a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Glen Osmond. Guides awards include Bar to the Emu Award, 1997.
Polkinghorne AM, Rev Margaret Lellah (AD2004)
For service to religion through the Uniting Church in Australia and contributions to inter-faith relations, and to the community, particularly through involvement in the health sector.
Reverend Polkinghorne was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1976 and moved into the Uniting Church in Australia when it was inaugurated the following year. She retired in 2000. Uniting Church Synod of SA, Moderator, 1995?1997 (second woman and first ordained woman to reach that position). Chair, Synod Sexual Misconduct Complaints Committee, 1997-2003. Julia Farr Services: Coordinating Chaplain (Uniting Church nominee) 1983-2000; Board Director, 1988-2001 (during that time Reverend Polkinghorne was a member and/or chair of sub-committees including the Research & Ethics Committee, the Quality Activities Committee and the Equal Employment Policies & Procedures Management Committee). SA Council for Christians and Jews: Co-Chairperson, since 2002; Founding member (Uniting Church nominee) 1994. Chair, Uniting Church Adult Fellowships Committee. Seymour College, Council Member 1995-1997 (requirement for Moderator); re-elected in 2001. Friends of Unity (a support group for gay and lesbian members of the Uniting Church), founding member 1991. Executive member since 1999, South Australian Council of Churches (will take office as President in 2004). Australian College of Chaplains: Founding member, 1985; Fellow; National President, 1989, Honorary Life Member. Former Member, SA Reconciliation Advisory Committee. SA Department of Human Services: Board Member, Southern Domiciliary Care and Rehabilitation Service, 1992-1995; member, Palliative Care Education Committee, 1995. Member, SA Multicultural Forum, SA Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs, 1995-2000. President (while Moderator 1995-1997), Prince Alfred College Council, continued as Council Member. Member, Australian Health and Welfare Chaplains, since 1983; Life Member.
Polkinghorne OAM, Mr Gary Wilfred (QB2013)
For service to the community of Port Pirie.
Treasurer, Port Pirie Conference, St Vincent de Paul Society, since 1997; active volunteer, since 1996.
Pollard AM, Prof Anthony Charles (QB1991)
For service to medicine, particularly in the fields of genetics and chemical pathology.
Professor Pollard was Director of Chemical Pathology at Adelaide Children's Hospital from 1970 until he retired late last year. It is said that in 20 years he changed the way chemical pathology is practised in Australia. Professor Pollard has been a leading teacher and researcher in paediatric chemical genetic disease and has energetically promoted measures for the prenatal diagnosis of inherited disorders. With the help of skilled colleagues, he was able to establish the specialist clinical paediatric service at ACH which is regarded as one of the finest in Australia. Professor Pollard was founder and first Chairman of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia, focusing attention on this area of medical endeavour. He is regarded as a distinguished medical man with both vision and organising ability.
Pollard OAM, Mr Brian Ernest (AD2005)
For service to the community, particularly aged care and educational organisations, and to the accountancy profession.
Southern Cross Care: Board Member, 1998-2001; Member, Finance and Audit Committee; inaugural Member, Human Resources Sub-Committee, since 2002. St Anne's and St Patrick's Special Schools: Secretary, Board of Governors, since 1998. St Francis Xavier Cathedral: Past Chairman, Finance Council. Nature Conservation Society of South Australia: Honorary Auditor, in the 1990s. CPA Australia (SA): State President, 1986; Deputy President, 1985; Member, Divisional Council, 1981-1988; Member, Investigation Committee, 1990-2003; Member, Membership Committee, for 20 years. Established and manages Retired Accountants Group. Implemented work experience scheme for university accounting students. Royal Australian Institute of Public Administration (SA): Council Member, 1981-1983. Administrative and Clerical Officers Association: State President. State Government Remuneration Tribunal: Member. Awards include: Meritorious Service Award, CPA Australia (SA), 2002.
Pollard OAM, Mr Charles Clarence (Clarrie) (QB2011)
For service to the community, particularly through the Payneham Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia.
President, Payneham Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia, 1995-2009; Committee Member, for 16 years; Life Member; Member, for 64 years. Life Member, Payneham Football Club; player and official, for 38 years. Committee Member, Payneham Sports Association, for 20 years. Life Member, Glynde Sports and Social Club. Member, Payneham Cricket Club. Treasurer, Payneham Probus Club, 2008-2009; President, 1991 and 1998; Tours Officer, for 4 years; Committee Member; Member, for 25 years. Board Member, Eldercare, 1975-1994. Elder, Uniting Church Congregation, for 21 years. Committee Chairman, Trowbridge House Retirement Homes, 1990-1996. Board Member, Payneham Dudley Park Cemeteries Trust Inc, since 1995. Committee Member, Jubilee Committee, City of Payneham Council, 1984; Committee Member, Bicentenary, 1988. Committee Member, Neighbourhood Watch; Zone Leader, for 6 years. Committee Member, Hectorville Primary School, for 10 years. President, Employees Social Club, Adelaide City Council, for 12 years; Member, for 29 years. President, Employees Sick and Accident Committee, Adelaide City Council, for 12 years; Member, for 29 years. Treasurer, Town Hall Social Club, Adelaide City Council, for 2 years; Member, for 8 years. President, Adelaide City Council Branch, Municipal Officers Association, for 4 years; Member, for 12 years; Member, State Branch, for 11 years. Awards/recognition include: Citizen of the Year, City of Payneham, 1989.
Polomka OAM, Mr Brian (AD1992)
For service to local government and to architecture.
Mayor, City of Kensington and Norwood, 1981-82, Alderman 1975-81, 1985-89, Councillor Kent Ward 1972-75, Chairman Planning and Development Committee. Chairman the Town Hall Development Committee. Twice Chairman of Civic Trust Awards Jury. Member Sites Development Committee of the Catholic Church. Consultant Architect to St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.
Polson OAM, Mr Daniel Luke (AD2001)
For service to sport as a gold medallist at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.
Mr Polson won a gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games in road cycling in the Mixed 55/65km Road Race - LC2. He represented Australia in an exemplary manner and brought great credit to himself, the Australian team and the nation.
Pope OAM, The Rev Raymond Ignatius (AD1998)
For service to the community of Kadina-Wallaroo, particularly through the Catholic Church, Meals on Wheels and the Star of the Sea Hostel and Nursing Home.
Has served as a Catholic priest for 45 years. Currently he is a parish priest of Port Pirie and Snowtown (since 1990); Parish priest to Kadina 1970-90. Father Pope has served as Vicar-General of Port Pirie on several occasions. Instigated and has had continual involvement with Meals on Wheels in Kadina since 1970. He was the fundraising motivator and initial president of the Star of the Sea Hostel and Nursing Home in Wallaroo since 1970 (21 hostel bed and 22 nursing bed complex for the aged). Involved in the establishment of Northern Yorke Peninsula Theatre Group in 1970; has supported group since then. Involved with Kadina Music and Variety Club since 1970.
Popovic OAM, Mr Tomislav Milutin (QB2002)
For service to the Serbian community.
President, Serbian Community of South Australia, 1996-2001. Represents the community on the Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia. Involved in the establishment of the Pennington Aged Care Village, for aged persons from a Serbian background. Delegate to the Multicultural Council. Coordinator of Volunteers, Serbian Australian Senior Citizens Club, 1991-2000. Active member, Serbian Pensioners Club of Hindmarsh. Public Officer, Serbian St Sava Orthodox Church, Hindmarsh, current. Provides assistance to refugees from the former State of Yugoslavia. Interpreter. Justice of the Peace. Awards include: International Year of Volunteers Award from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, 2001.
Porter OAM, Mr Charles Raymond (AD1982)
For service to youth welfare.
Porter OAM, Mr John (AD1997)
For service to the furniture industry for over 30 years through the South Australian Guild of Furniture Manufacturers, the Australian Council of Furniture Manufacturers and the Confederation of Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Furniture Council.
Mr Porter has provided over 30 years' service to the furniture industry. Proprietor, Mitre Furniture, 1971-1987 (he sold out his business interests in 1987) during which time his company won several design awards throughout Australia. Chairman, SA Guild of Furniture Manufacturers, 1979-1981. President, Australian Council of Furniture Manufacturers, 1981-1986. Chairman and instigator of several furniture exhibitions in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, 1981-1988. Vice-Chairman, Associated Furniture Industries Asia & Pacific, 1982-1985. Vice-President, Confederation of Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Furniture Council, 1984-1985. Member, Board of Directors, SA Furniture Industry Training Council, 1994. Chairman-elect, Timber and Furniture Industries Technology Institute, 1994. Inaugural Chairman of Council, Douglas Mawson Institute of Vocational Education from 1994.
Possingham AM, Dr John Victor (QB1990)
For service to science, particularly in the field of horticultural research.
Chief, CSIRO Division of Horticultural Research since 1967; Officer-in-Charge CSIRO Horticultural Research Section, Merbein, Vic. 1962-67; Research Scientist 1952-62. Assistant Director of International Journal "Vitis". Member, Editorial Board, Scientia Horticulturae. Member, Standing Committee on Plant Production, Australian Agricultural Council; Australian Dried Fruits Research Council; Australian Wine Research Institute; Australian Society of Plant Physiology; Australian Biochemical Society and the National Committee for Agricultural Sciences and Forestry of Academy of Science. Councillor, International Society for Horticultural Science. Federal President, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science 1987; Past Vice-President.
Potter OAM, Mrs Sarah Heriot Russell (AD1988)
For service to the community, particularly through the Pensioners' Advancement League.
Foundation member, Noarlunga District Senior Citizens' Club since 1963, President 13 years, Life Member 1979, delegate to Senior Citizens' Association of South Australia 18 years. Member, Aged and Invalid Pensioners' Association 11 years; Chairperson, Pensioners' Advancement League since 1970.
Potter AM, Mr John Lethbridge (AD2001)
For service to the community as an executive member of a range of health care, welfare and cultural organisations, and to sport, particularly tennis and football.
Mr Potter is currently actively involved in a leadership role in a range of organisations. He has served as the Chairperson of the Flinders Medical Centre since 1994. He is a Board Member of Medic Alert, Flinders Medical Centre Foundation and the Participation and Industry Board of Tennis Australia. He is Chief Executive Officer for Tennis SA. He is a Board Member of the Norwood Football Club and was awarded life membership in 1998. He is also a Board Member of the SA Government Captive Insurance Corporation. Mr Potter previously served as Chairman of the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal; a Board Member of the Adelaide Central Mission and served on the Festival of Arts Board as the Tourism Board Representative. Mr Potter was with AMP Australia for 39 years, retiring in the appointment of National Sales Manager.
Potter OAM, Mr James Lindsay (QB2003)
For service to the community, particularly through the Salisbury and District Historical Society.
Foundation Member, Salisbury and District Historical Society, 1981; President, for over 12 years. Regularly gives lectures to local schools. Involved in development of Salisbury Folk Museum and the Water Wheel Museum (with Rotary); responsible for the running of both these musems. Published 5 books on the development of Salisbury and the non-conformist churches in the area. Active Member, Methodist and then Uniting Churches, for over 50 years. Member, Salisbury Church's Parish Council, 1977-1997. Congregational Chairman, 1980-1984. Elder and frequent Stewardship Director.
Potter OAM, Mr Malcolm Frederick (AD2006)
For service to the community through music education and music appreciation organisations.
Director and Conductor, Camerata Singers, since 1973. President, Adelaide Eisteddfod Society, 1978-1983 and since 1999. President, Music Teachers Association of SA, since 1999; Member, Governing Council, 1992-1996 and 1998-2005. Grand Director of Music of the Grand Lodge of South Australia, since 1991. Conductor, South Australian Grand Choristers of the Masonic Lodge. Conductor, COTA Choir. Member, The Adelaide Consort of Voices, 1971-1985. Tenor, Adelaide ABC Singers, 1959-1976. Teacher of music/voice, for over 40 years; has taught at Noarlunga School of Music, since 1985.
Potts AO, Prof Renfrey Burnard (QB1991)
For service to education and in particular to applied mathematics.
Professor Potts has been described as one of Australia's leading Applied Mathematicians who has given distinctive leadership to this important and growing profession. He was a Rhodes Scholar to begin an impressive career in mathematics research and education. He is currently the convener of the Education Committee, the senior academic body of the University of Adelaide. Ren Potts, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, is known as an active, internationally respected researcher in Applied Mathematics and an outstanding and inspirational teacher. He has been a driving force behind the Australian Mathematical Society and the Computer Society of SA.
Powell OAM, Miss Evelyn Winfred (AD1986)
For service to the welfare of children with physical disabilities.
Powell AM, Mr Brian Martin (AD1992)
For service to the conservation of Australian native fauna and flora through management of the natural environment.
Astute observations and interpretations and deep practical knowledge, widely shared with CSIRO, museums, universities, conservation groups, government agencies on honorary basis have been instrumental in conservation. No formal qualifications. Member Northern Consultative Committee advising Minister since 1981. Five years' research on existence and habits of marsupial mice for SA Museum. Operates and maintains seismological station for University Adelaide over 20 years. Assisted Macquarie University and SA Department Environment Study Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby over nine years. Reported existence large number Aboriginal camp sites in 180 sq. km. area. then mapped for SA Museum. Established world's first experimental orchard with CSIRO 16 years, proving commercial potential. Experiments with growing plants on saline water, undertakes tree plantings, other commitments.
Powell AM, Mr Mervyn Morris (QB1983)
For service to the horseracing industry and to the community.
Powell OAM, Mr William Frederick (AD1995)
For service to the welfare of veterans.
Mr Powell has been involved in the welfare of veterans for many years - visiting the sick and providing advice on pension matters. He has served as Vice-President, R&SL, McLaren Vale since 1986; Secretary 1983-84, and co-ordinator, Joint Venture Scheme since 1985. Also Chairman of a group who supply meals to veterans on the weekends. Member, TPI Association since 1984. R&SL (SA) Representative, Repatriation General Hospital Complaints Committee since 1993.
Powell OAM, Mrs Margaret Elaine (AD2005)
For service to the community, particularly through healing ministries and providing support to young people.
Church Elder, Portside Community Church, Port Adelaide, since 1985. Volunteer, Prayer and Healing Ministry, Brooklyn Park Uniting Church, c1979?1989. Founder, Prayer and Healing Ministry, Torrensville Church of Christ, c1974?1978. Volunteer, Teen Challenge. Member, Flinders Park Church of Christ, 1939-1985; Captain of the Girls Brigade, for 12 years; Church Elder; was involved in a teaching and prayer ministry with a group of young people, some of whom subsequently became part of the foundation of the Christian Family Centre at Seaton. Chaplain at Western Community Hospital, Henley Beach, for 2 years. Mrs Powell provided free accommodation, a resthaven for Pastors and other people in need, at Tennyson, for 14 years from 1986.
Powell OAM, Mrs Margarette Danielsen (QB2010)
For service to the community, particularly through the Reynella Historical Committee.
Foundation Member, Reynella Historical Committee. Member, Reynella Business and Tourist Association; Member, Reynella History Group Sub-Committee. Volunteer Guide, Reynella Horse Changing Station. Publications include: - History of the Reynella Memorial Hall. - From Here to Eternity, 1998. - Historic Reynella Walking Guide, 2009. Patron, Mary Bywaters Memorial Kindergarten; Teacher, for 27 years. Archivist and parishioner, Christ Church O'Halloran Hill. President, Country Women's Association (SA), 1977; Member, for 40 years.
Powell AM, Mr Alan Nalder (AD2013)
For significant service to the community of South Australia through governance of welfare and church organisations and as a philanthropist.
Board Member, Aged Care and Housing Group, 1982-2002; Member Client Services Sub-Committee; Inaugural Chair of the Foundation for Older Australians, 2004. Treasurer, Board of the Anglican Mission in Elizabeth, and St Peter's College Mission, during the 1980s; financial benefactor. Treasurer, St Mary Magdalene's Anglican Parish, Adelaide, for 10 years; financial benefactor. Member, Board of Directors Adelaide Brighton Ltd, for 37 years. Awards/recognition include: Officer of the Order of St John.
Power AM, Mrs Valmai Blanche (QB1992)
For service to the Aboriginal community.
Committed and forthright advocate Aboriginal people over 20 years; regarded as pivotal member community in Adelaide. Served on many committees which have fought for rights of Aboriginal people in health, legal services, welfare and cultural identity. Long association Aboriginal Education Foundation as President or Vice-President; similar involvement with Aboriginal Community Centre, Aboriginal Trachoma and Glaucoma Eye Health Programme, Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement, Aboriginal Regional Housing Board and ATSIC Regional Council. Also Consultant Department Family and Community Services, Member Aboriginal Lands Trust Review, Member Aboriginal Arts Board Australia Council, Chairperson for 10 years National Aborigines' Day Observance Committee of South Australia.
Praite OAM, Mr Ronald George (AD2000)
For service to the community, particularly through research and preservation of the history of Unley.
Founder, Unley Historical Society (1960s); one of the founders of the City of Unley Museum and volunteer worker since its inception (mid 1980s); Committee Member, Friends of the Unley Museum. Other community activities: Member, Friends of Unley Library; former Councillor, City of Unley (1970s); former member, Unley Primary School Council (9 years); former member, Unley High School Council; former member, Unley Civil Defence Unit; member, Community Harvest (service group assisting house-bound people). Recipient of 10 year volunteer certificate from the City of Unley. Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Inc: Member since 1944; granted Life Membership, 1994; former Assistant Secretary (9 years); Secretary of the Council of the Royal Geographical Society, 1969-1974; former Vice-Chairman of Society, 1975-1976; former Chairman, Library Committee (6 years); former Chairman, Historical Memorial Committee (3 years); former Honorary Curator of Relics. Co-author, Place Names of South Australia (1970) and Whistler's Unley: Then and Now - a Pictorial History (1988); Editor, Whistler's Diary and contributor to History of Unley 1871-1971.
Prass AM, Mr Guenther (AD1990)
For service to the wine industry.
Associated with the Orlando Wine Company since 1955 in a range of technical and executive posts, culminating in appointment as Chairman in 1988. Member also of the Board of Reckitt and Colman Australia Limited since 1983, formerly the parent company of Orlando. Active with the Australian Wine and Brandy Producers' Association holding office as Vice-President and currently involved with several committees of the Association's Executive, including the European Economic Community Steering Committee. Appointed the Association's delegate to the OIV, an international wine organisation centred in Paris. Associated with several successful innovations in wine making and retailing including sparkling wines, controlled cold fermentation of white wines, the sale by flexible bag wine cask and the opening of markets in Japan and the United Kingdom.
Pratt AM, Bro Columbanus Neil (AD2000)
For service to the Catholic education system at secondary and tertiary levels and as an educational administrator in Australia and the Philippines.
Brother Columbanus has served as a teacher and educational administrator for many years. He was Dean of Studies at the Marist Asian Centre in the Philippines, 1991-1994. His service to education also includes: Principal, Notre Dame College, Shepparton, Victoria, 1987-1990; Director of Development, Notre Dame of Marbel University, South Cotabato, Philippines, 1980-1986; Headmaster, Assumption College, Kilmore, Victoria, 1977-1979; Headmaster, Sacred Heart College, Somerton Park, 1970-1975; President, SA Science Teachers Association and President, Science Teachers Association of Australia, 1968-1969.
Pratt OAM, Mrs Marleen Glenice (QB2010)
For service to Australian floral art, particularly through a range of executive roles.
President and Principal Demonstrator, Clare Valley Floral Design Club, since 1989; Founding Member, 1977; Life Member, 2001. Accredited Judge, Demonstrator and Instructor of Flower Designs, since 1984. Treasurer, Australian Floral Art Association, 1989-1994. Australian Delegate, World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA) World Show, Canada 1993, and New Zealand 1994. International Demonstrator; First Prize winner, WAFA World Show, New Zealand, 1996. Australian Delegate, WAFA Seminar, Durban South Africa, 1997. Demonstrated in Nairobi, Kenya, 1999; and at Australian State Conventions. Judge, International Flower Show, Olympic Park, Sydney, 2009. Nominated Australian Judge, WAFA Show, Pakistan, 2008. Current President, Graduate Judges, Floral Design Council of South Australia. Founding Member and President, Flower Festival, Anglican Church, Clare; proceeds from the Festival support the Clare Palliative Care Unit and Helipad. President and Office Bearer, Blyth Netball Club, 1962-1982; Life Member; coach and ‘B’ Grade State umpire. President, Broughton Netball Club, North Eastern Netball Association, 1962-1982.
Preiss OAM, Mr Ken (AD2014)
For service to conservation and the environment, and to the community.
Patron, Friends of Ferguson Conservation Park, 2007-2013; Founding President, 1981; Newsletter Editor, 1984-2000. Conservation Committee Member, Barr Smith Theatre, Scotch College, since 1979. President, Friends of Parks, in the 1980s. President, Field Naturalists Society of South Australia, 1961-1963; Vice-President, 1960-1961, and 1967-1968; Council Member, 1956-1968; Magazine Secretary, 1963-1972; Chair, Geology Club, 1960-1962; Life Member, 1960; Member, since 1955. Foundation Member, Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, since 1962; Life Member. Co-Author, The Torrens Park Estate: A Social and Architectural History, 1991. Member, Burnside Historical Society. Member, Graffiti Removal Team, City of Burnside, since 2003. Mr Preiss died on 24 March 2013.
Prescott AM, Mr Trevor Brian (AD1976)
For service to commerce and to the community.
Presgrave OAM, Mr Barry Ewen (QB1988)
For service to the community, particularly to youth.
Founder Chairman and Co-ordinator of Campbelltown Blue Light Disco since 1982. Foundation member, Vice-President, Australia Blue Light Disco Federation since 1984. Active in public awareness programme "Drugs and Your Child."
Prest AM, Ms Cedar (AD1987)
For service to the art of stained glass and to the community, particularly youth.
Studied Glass Blowing and Stained Glass work in UK, Germany and France and has taught her craft in UK and Australian schools and in USA. Her work was featured in the ABC film series "Ten Australian Craftsmen". Commissions include a number of windows for the Parks Community Centre Complex (Angle Park, SA) working with over 100 community volunteers; four separate sets of windows for the Araluen Arts and Cultural Trust (Alice Springs) also involving community and youth participation; and nine windows at St. John's Church of England (Maitland, SA). Chairperson of the Crafts Board of the Australia Council 1980-83.
Priest OAM, Mr Frederick Edward (AD1993)
For service to the trade union movement.
President Federated Clerks' Union of Australia (SA Branch) since 1985 and recently re-elected for a further term. National Councillor since 1987, delegate United Trades and Labor Council SA (UTLC) 1980-90. UTLC representative CSIRO 1985-86, Flinders University Council 1986-88, Department Correctional Services Community Service Committees for Adelaide, Norwood, North East 1985-90. Currently UTLC representative Light TAFE Council.
Prince OAM, Mr David Anthony (QB2004)
For service to sports administration and to athletics.
South Australian Olympic Council: President, 1993-2004; Member, 1982-2004; Vice-Chairman, Fundraising Committee, 1984-1988 and 1993-2004; Chairman, Working Group, 2000 Olympic Torch Relay; Committee Member, Olympic Football Taskforce, 1997-2000. Executive Board Member, South Australian Olympic Committee, 1989-1997. Member, South Australian Bid Committee, Commonwealth Games, 1998. Australian Olympic Committee: Executive Board Member, 1989-1997. Australian Major Events: Board Member, 1995-2002. Australian Commonwealth Games Committee: Executive Board Member, 1989-1996. Australian Sports Commission: Executive Board Member, 1989-1992. South Australian Institute of Sport: Board Member, 1987-1990. Athletics Australia: President, 1989-1997; Board Member, 1986-1997; Delegate to International Amateur Athletic Federation Conferences, 1991, 1993 and 1995; introduced Grand Prix Athletics in Australia; initiated first Athletics Australia Council to include all athletic groups; developed professional coaching career for athletics coaches. Athletics South Australia: President, 1985-1991. Represented Australia at international events including Commonwealth Games, 1962 and 1966 (Australian Athletic Team Captain). Awards include: Australian Sports Medal, 2000.
Prior OAM, Mr Maxwell Simpson (QB2006)
Service to the community of Jamestown through a range of health care, sporting and service organisations.
Inaugural Chairman, Jamestown Health, Ambulance and Medical Centre, since 1990. Chairman, Jamestown Hospital and Health Services Board, 1986-1992 and 1997-2003; Chairman, Finance Committee; Vice-Chairman, 1992 –1997; Board Member, for 29 years. Served as Representative for Northern and Mid North Hospitals of South Australia to South Australian Hospitals Association Board. Secretary/Treasurer, Heartbeat Inc Jamestown Branch, since 2000; Treasurer, for 5 years. Inaugural Chairman. Secretary/Treasurer, St John Ambulance Brigade, 1966-1979. Driver and Attendant, 1966-1979. Secretary, Lions Club of Jamestown, 1992 and 2000-2005. Committee Member, for 29 years; President, 1991; Assistant Secretary, 1998; Treasurer, 1976; and Zone Chairman. Co-ordinator of Lions Club Blood Courier service, for 20 years. Secretary/Treasurer, Victoria Park Trust (sportsgrounds), 1966-1991. Life Member, Belalie North Cricket Club. Justice of the Peace, since 1969. Local Coroner, since 1990. Town Clerk, Corporation of the Town of Jamestown, 1966-1991. Awards/recognition include: Northern Areas Council, Citizen of the Year, 2004.
Probert AM, Lt Col Mark (QB1993)
For exceptional service to the General Reserve, particularly 9 Brigade.
Major Probert graduated from the Officer Cadet School, Portsea, and was allotted to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps in 1975. He has since served in a variety of regimental and staff appointments, including service with the Commonwealth Military Training Team-Uganda. His current appointment is Staff Officer Grade Two (Operations) Headquarters 9th Brigade.
Prochazka OAM, Mrs Veronica Elizabeth (AD1991)
For service to aged people, particularly those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Zsoka Prochazka was a social worker and support co-ordinator for family members of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and related disabilities at Adelaide's Glenside Hospital for more than 20 years to 1989. In 1983 she founded the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Society SA (ADARDS) and was President until 1988. At the same time she was a Foundation member and National Secretary of ADARDS Australia and later its Senior Vice-President. Mrs Prochazka represented Australia at meetings of the Alzheimer's Disease International organisation; she is co-author of a text on Memory Loss and Confusion, she worked intensively towards the establishment of a family resource centre for people affected by dementia, and has a consultative and educative role in this field in the community and with the medical profession and carers for the elderly. Last year Mrs Prochazka was made a Life Member of ADARDS SA.
Proeve OAM, Rev Heinrich Friedrich (AD2004)
For service to the Lutheran Church of Australia, and to the community of the Barossa Valley as an historian.
General Secretary, United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1945-1966. Archivist, United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1943-1960, 1964-1966. Parish Pastor, North Adelaide, 1943-1950, Nuriootpa, 1950-1960 and Point Pass, 1960-1965. General Secretary, Lutheran Church of Australia, 1966-1984. Assisted in the writing of the Constitution for the Lutheran Church of Australia, 1966. Member, Lutheran Hymn Book Committee, 1956-1973. Archivist, Lutheran Church of Australia, 1969-1971. Authority on the history of the Lutheran Church in Australia; author of a number of histories of Lutheran congregations including ‘A Dwelling Place at Bethany’, 1993, and ‘Ebenezer 1852?2002’, the Ebenezer congregation in the Barossa Valley. Contributor to the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Member, Barossa Valley Archives and Historical Trust; Chairman, 1990-1998. Responsible for the production of a map of Germany depicting the ancestral homes of German migrants to the Barossa; on display in the Barossa Valley Museum. A contributing author to The Barossa, A Vision Realised, published in 1992 to celebrate 150 years of white settlement in the Barossa Valley. Contributed to the Rotary Club publication, Barossa Pioneer Avenue Register.
Properjohn OAM, Mrs Mary (AD2002)
For service to people with disabilities and their families, particularly through the fundraising activities and support services of the Spastic Centres of South Australia Foundation.
Mrs Properjohn has a son with cerebral palsy. She has provided support for those with cerebral palsy and their families through her role as a volunteer with the Spastic Centres of South Australia Foundation, since its establishment in the 1950s. Her involvement includes: Bookkeeper and banker for the Opportunity Shop, for over 30 years. Setting up a ‘mothers' club’ to provide support and reassurance to members. Member, Women's Auxiliary; former Secretary and current Treasurer.
Pryce AM, Mrs Dorothy Edna (QB2005)
For service to the community through the provision of mental health services as an administrator and educator.
Chairperson, Management Assessment Panel (MAP), 1992-2002. 40 years’ career in mental health field as social worker, public servant, and educator. Played a significant role in the amalgamation of MAP with Exceptional Needs Unit. Senior Project Officer, Mental Health Services SA, 1984-1989; Chief Social Worker pre-1984; Instrumental role in establishment of Mental Health Resource Centre. Pivotal role in assisting development of Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill. Significant role in the establishment of Schzophenia Fellowship of South Australia, 1983; and Wakefield Street Child Guidance Clinic, 1960s.
Puddy AM, Dr Elizabeth Maurine (AD1992)
For service to medicine in the field of child, adolescent and family health.
Lecturer University SA and Family Counsellor in Private Practice. Also Deputy Chairman SA Child, Adolescent and Family Health Services. Since 1950s pioneered work of Family Life Education in SA, formulated curriculum, trained professional staff. Member of first working group (1969) to advocate Family Planning Service in SA and played very active role in establishing and developing services. Former member Curriculum Advisory Committee SA Education Department. Contribution considered to be exceptional. Wide influence on policies and practices of thousands of health professionals. Currently member Board of Governors St. Peter's Collegiate Girls' School.
Puddy AM, Mr Albert Forward (QB1992)
For service to the community, particularly employer support for the Reserve Forces.
Long association with Australian Army when appointed Lieutenant 27th Battalion 1937. Served WW II., then CMF until 1958. After successful business career retired 1976, became Founding Member SA Committee for Employer Support of Reserve Forces. Has been Secretary, Deputy Chairman, Chairman. Instrumental to success and continued operation of organisation. Regarded as having made invaluable contribution, bringing guidance, motivation and management expertise to important area of support for voluntary service, ensuring considerable success of endeavour in SA.
Puglesi OAM, Mr Joseph (AD2004)
For service to the tuna fishing industry, particularly through fisheries management, and to the community of Port Lincoln.
Chairman, Australian Bluefin Pty Ltd, 1992-2000. Member, Southern Bluefin Tuna Management Advisory Committee, since 1992. Executive Committee Member, Australian Tuna Boat Owners Association, since 1980. Delegate, Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna. Industry Representative, Australian Fisheries Management Authority. Member, Australian Fishing Industry Council, 14 years. President, South Australian Fishing Industry Council, 2 years. Joint Owner and Chairman, Australian Southern Bluefin Exporters, 1980s. Managing Director, Australian Bight Fishermen Pty Ltd, 1970s-1980, (Government assisted prawn-processing factory established in early 1970s). Community service includes: Involved in building of new Port Lincoln Civic Centre, 1989. Involved in building Port Lincoln Matthew Flinders Nursing Home, 1974-1982. Centenary Medal.
Pugsley AO, Dr David John (AD2012)
For distinguished service to renal medicine, particularly the prevention and treatment of kidney disease in global Indigenous populations, to international medical associations, and as a mentor.
Deputy Director, Renal Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, 1976-2005; also served as Director of Hypertension. Promoted the cause of Indigenous renal health and provided renal services to the Indigenous population of the Northern Territory, based at Royal Darwin Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital, 1980s-1990s. Founder/Inaugural Chair, Committee for Kidney Health in Disadvantaged Populations, Global Outreach Programs (the former Committee for the Global Advancement of Nephrology), International Society of Nephrology, 1997-2007; Committee Member, since 2007. Participant, Cross Regional Education and Exchange in Dialysis Program; working for the advancement of nephrology in the developing world. Current Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide.
Purcell AM, Mr Ian John (AD2005)
For service to the community, particularly gay and lesbian people through advocacy, education, law reform and support for community events.
Member, Ministerial Advisory Council on Gay and Lesbian Health, 2004. Organising Committee Member, Australian Homosexual Histories Conference, 2001; has provided support to the conference since 1999. South Australian Representative, Australian Council for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 1992-1993. Committee Member and Fundraising Coordinator, ‘Let's Get Equal’ Campaign, since 2000; Event Co?organiser and MC, since 2000. Committee Member and Spokesperson, Community Safety Network, since 2003; a committee of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people that lobbies for education and prevention of hate crimes. Member, South Australian Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service (GLCS), since 1987; Executive Member, 1991-1993 and since 1997; Secretary, 1991-1992; Information Officer, 1990-1993; Newsletter Editor, 1988-1990 and 1999. Has represented GLCS on a range of committees and task forces between 1988 and 2002, including HIV Education and Prevention Task Force, 1994-1996, and the Dr Duncan Memorial Committee, 2001. Community Liaison, South Australia Police, since 1989; represented a range of organisations including GLCS, 1988-1989 and 1997-2002, the AIDS Council of South Australia (ACSA) and Lesbian and Gay Community Action (LGCA), 1992-1994. Member, Lesbian and Gay Focus Group, 1997-2003. Provided advice on the South Australia Police Equity and Diversity Policy and Procedures Manual, 1999-2000. Trustee, Secretary and Public Officer, Parkestone Trust, since 1989; Trust's objective is to support community understanding of homosexuality, and sponsors a range of projects within the Gay and Lesbian community. Volunteer, FEAST Festival, since 1997; a Gay and Lesbian Arts Festival - the economic impact of this festival was estimated to be $6 million in 2002. Secretary and Fundraising Coordinator, Pride March Adelaide Committee, since 2003. Producer and author, The Pink Files, 1998-2001; a musical based on the lives of gay men and women from the 1940s until the 1970s, production was a collaboration between GLCS and Junction Theatre Company. Committee Member and media spokesperson, LGCA (formerly Gay Community Action), 1989?1994; Co-convener, 1992-1993; Secretary, 1990?1991; initiator of the 'Festival of Life', a celebration of gay and lesbian communities, 1990-1995; Co-organiser, ‘The Police and You’ Campaign, 1991-1994. Foundation Library Coordinator, Darling House Community Library/Gay and Lesbian Community Library Service, since 1992; Chairperson of several events, Adelaide Festival Writers' Week, 1998 and 2000, and Adelaide Festival of Ideas, 2004. Publications include: Co-author, The Adelaide Gay History Walks, 1997-2003. Passion: 100 Years of Gay, Lesbian and Queer Political, Social and Cultural History in South Australia, 2001; the text of an exhibition at the South Australian Museum. GLCS: the First 25 Years, 2001. Co-author, You and The Law: a legal guide for the gay and lesbian community, 2000. Co-author The Police and You: A Report of a Survey of the Experiences of Lesbians and Gay Men with the South Australian Police Conducted in 1993, 1994, LGCA. Co-author Equality and Understanding: A Paper Concerning the Relationship Between the Homosexual Community and the Police Force in South Australia, 1989. Features Writer, Blaze, formerly Adelaide GT, since 1992; Blaze Media Community Awards Committee Member, since 2003. Awards include: South Australia Equal Opportunity Commission Award for Outstanding Service to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community, 2000. Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service, Inaugural Adelaide GT Gay and Lesbian Awards, 1998.
Purdom AM, Mrs Lesley Denise (AD2000)
For service to local government in South Australia, and to the community, particularly through educational advisory bodies and service clubs.
Local Government: Vice-President, Local Government Association (LGA) of South Australia, 1993-1997; Chairperson of the Metropolitan Mayors and Chief Executive Officers Group of the LGA; member, LGA State Executive. Mayor of the City of Tea Tree Gully (90,000 residents), 1991-1997; Alderman, 1979-1987; Councillor, 1970-1974 and 1987-1989. Community: Past President, Torrens Valley Institute of TAFE Council; member of the State Vocational Employment Education and Training Board; member of the Urrbrae Education Centre Board; member of the Northern Adelaide and Barossa Catchment Water Management Board; member of the Tea Tree Gully Branch of Soroptimist International Club; member of Modbury Rotary Club; Honorary Member, Australian/Asian Society.
Pursche OAM, Mr Eric Colin (AD2000)
For service to the community of Manningham, particularly through ex-service and welfare groups.
Over the past 25 years, Mr Pursche has been involved in the activities of a number of local community and charitable organisations. Life Member, Gilles Plains/Hampstead RSL Sub-Branch having served as Vice-President, 1981-1997; Committee Member, 1970-1980. Convener, Manningham Legacy Club, since 1990. Member, local Neighbourhood Watch Committee, since its inception in 1990; fundraiser for Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal for past 25 years.
Putland OAM, Mr Garnet Keith (QB1984)
For service to the sport of lawn bowls.
Puttnam OAM, Mr John Henry (QB1998)
For service to the community, in particular to the welfare of ex-service personnel and their families.
Mr Puttnam has been a member of the Returned Service League since 1962 in Adelaide, Magill and Mount Gambier. He is currently with the Mount Gambier Sub-Branch, and positions held include Committee Member, 1970-1971, Vice President, 1972-73,1979-82, 1987-1991, President in 1974 and Legacy officer in 1978 and 1987. Awarded Life Membership in 1987. Mr Puttnam has been a member of Adelaide Legacy since 1971. Actively involved in the Ex Service Legion during the 1970s and was a member, R&SL Motorcycle Club, 1969-1980, which raised funds for disabled veterans and Legacy. Mr Puttnam has a fine tenor singing voice, which he has used to raise funds and to entertain people throughout the south east of South Australia and western Victoria for over 20 years.
Puxley OAM, Mr Albert James (AD2009)
For service to the community of Victor Harbor.
Founding Member, Victor Harbor Yacht Club, since the 1950s; Committee Member, since the 1970s; volunteer in a range of roles; Life Member, 1979. Foundation Member, Victor Harbor-Goolwa Sea Rescue Squadron, since 1975; rescue boat operator; marine radio monitor for 40 years, 35 years of which from a base he set up in his home, serving as a radio link for police and others during emergencies. Treasurer and Deliverer, Victor Harbor Meals on Wheels, for 20 years. Affiliate Member, Victor Harbor Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia, for over 20 years; Honorary Auditor, for 7 years; range of other volunteer roles included welfare, maintenance, transport and fundraising. Awards/recognition include: Victor Harbor Citizen of the Year, 2008. Mr Puxley died on 7 October 2008.
Pyatt OAM, Ms Dorothy May (QB2007)
For service to the community through the recording and preservation of the history and heritage of South Australian police through the South Australian Police Historical Society.
Member, National Trust of South Australia, since 1964; Honorary Secretary, Northern Branch, circa 1960s. Current Member of a range of organisations relating to the preservation of history including the Historical Society of South Australia; Royal Geographical Society; Cape Horners Association; Lighthouses of Australia Society; Naval History Society; South Australian Maritime Museum; Military Historical Society; Nelson Society of Australia; and the Society of St George. Current Photographic Curator, South Australian Police Historical Society; Executive Committee Member, 1978-2003; Foundation Member, since 1978; Life Member, 1986. Administrative Officer (Auxiliary), Adelaide Crime Investigation Branch, South Australia Police, 1972-1983; Woman Police Constable, 1947-1967; Volunteer, Crime Investigation Branch Detective Training Courses, since ca2002 (role of 'victim' for case scenarios).
Pym OAM, Mr Brian George (QB2002)
For service to the community of Rockleigh and district, particularly through cultural, arts, service, church, sporting groups and local government.
Councillor, District Council of Mount Pleasant (now incorporated into the new Mid-Murray Council area), 1957-1993; Deputy Chairman, 1959-1978; Chairman, 1979-1993. President, Southern and Hills Local Government Association. Delegate on Local Government Association State Executive Committee, 1979-1993; member, Native Vegetation Committee. Chairman, Rockleigh/Tepko Rural Watch, since 1990; Chairman, Rockleigh Landcare, since 1992. Trustee, Rockleigh Uniting Church, since 1952; Chairman, Property Committee, since 1970s. Member, Mount Barker Parish Council, since 1972. Chairman, Mount Pleasant Ambulance Board, 1979-1993. Chairman, Eastern Hills and Lower Murray Chapter of AFS, a student exchange programme, 1979-1984. Chairman, Mount Pleasant St John Ambulance Division, 1979-1993. President, Hills Royal Justices Association, since 1996.