Waddy AM, Dr John Lane (QB2006)
Service to cardiology through contributions to research and improved treatments and procedures, to medical education and professional development and to the community.
Current Emeritus Specialist, Royal Adelaide Hospital; Assistant Director (Perfusion), Cardio Thoracic Surgical Unit, 1976-1990; Assistant Director (Perfusion), Cardio-pulmonary Investigation Unit, 1969-1976; Senior Registrar in Cardiac Surgery, 1960-1969. President, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1988-1990; Council Member, 1971-1977; Fellow; Life Member; Member, since 1966. Member, National Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, National Heart Foundation, 1979-1984. Member, Specialist Advisory Committee, Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP); Fellow, RACP, since 1969. Correspondence Member, British Cardiac Society. Member, Lions Heart Research Foundation Advisory Board. President, Glenelg Golf Club, 2000-2003; Captain, 1994-1995.
Wade OAM, Mr Albert Victor (QB1987)
For service to the trade union movement.
Trade Union Organiser at Broken Hill Associated Smelters, Port Pirie for 40 years, representing the Australian Workers' Union. Member of Legacy, Port Pirie Returned Services League (Past President and Life Member) and the Golf and Bowling Clubs. Donates use of plant and machinery towards the construction of community projects.
Wagstaff AM MBE, Mr Ronald (AD1989)
For service to the administration of the arts, and to the community.
Honorary Executive Officer, Art Gallery of SA Foundation 1980-87. President, Save the Children Fund (SA Division) 1987-88; member, Board of Management since 1975. Financial Advisor, Citizens' Advice Bureau 1976-85. Committee member, Speld Foundation (SA) since 1988.
Wainwright OAM, Sgt David Patrick (AD1994)
For exceptional service to the Australian Army, particularly in the fields of leadership and training with the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment.
Warrant Officer Wainwright is a member of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. In his 13 years of service in the Army he has served in regimental appointments in Australia and Malaysia and is currently serving as a Sergeant-Major with the 10/27 Battalion, The Royal South Australian Regiment.
Wake OAM, Mr David William (AD2004)
For service to the communities of Darke Peak, Cleve and Port Lincoln.
Port Lincoln community service, 1981- late 1990s: President (1983-1984) and Member, until approx 1987, Lions Club; President, Men's Probus Club, 1 year. Darke Peak community service (left area in 1981): President, Darke Peak/Kielpa History Book Committee, 1993. The history book titled 'After Darke' was published in 1994; Chairman, 1964-1965, and Elected Member, 1956-1971 & 1979-1981, Cleve District Council; Inaugural President, Darke Peak Sporting Complex, 1978-1981; Life Member and President, County Jervois Football League; Secretary, Darke Peak War Memorial Hall Building Committee; Secretary, Darke Peak Progress Association; Chairman, Darke Peak School Committee. Justice of the Peace for 43 years.
Wake AM, Dr Barbara Julienne (AD2009)
For service to international humanitarian aid through contributions to refugee resettlement and migrant assistance programs in South-East Asia and Australia, and to the community.
Employee, Indo China Refugee Association (now known as Australian Refugee Association), during the 1990s; working with the resettlement of orphaned refugee children. Volunteer, involved in settlement of refugee Cambodian orphans in Australia (Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide), the United States of America, France, Canada and New Zealand, early 1980s; continues to support several former refugees, now adults, from this period. Volunteer, Khao-I-Dang Refugee Camp, Thailand-Cambodian Border, in the late 1970s and early 1980s; support and rehabilitation work in the camps through the International Red Cross and United Nations agencies. Campaigner against landmines, for many years. Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide, since 1994.
Wakelin OAM, Mr Barry Hugh (AD2011)
For service to the Parliament of Australia, and to rural and regional areas.
Member for Grey, South Australia, Parliament of Australia, 1993-2007. Chairman, Standing Parliamentary Committee, Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Affairs, 2001-2007; Member, 1993-1994 and 1998-2007. Member, Transport Regional and Rural Affairs Committee. Chair, Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs, 1998-2001. Australian Parliamentary Delegation Leader to Brazil and Uruguay, 2007. Australian Representative as part of Parliamentary Delegations to the USA, United Kingdom, Poland, Hong Kong and Belgium, 2002-2006. Member, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, 1995-2007. Current Member, Federal Government Drought Relief Committee. Involved with Roads to Recovery Program, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government; bituminising of roads in isolated areas. Treasurer, South Australian Farmers’ Federation. Local Government Councillor, District Council of Kimba, 1987-1993.
Walden OAM, Mr Patrick Darcy (QB2004)
For service to gymnastics in South Australia and to the community through the Tea Tree Gully Youth Club.
National Squad Coach, Gymnastics Australia, 1989-1990. Vice-President, Gymnastics South Australia, 1992-1993, 1994-1995 and 1998-1999; Member, Sports Management Committee, Women's Artistic Gymnastics (WAG), for 5 years; State Team Coach, for over 17 years; Life Member, 1994. President, Tea Tree Gully Youth Club, since 1985; Head Coach, for over 23 years; Coach, since 1974; Life Member, 1982; involved in the formation of the Club's WAG Squad, and is the current WAG Head Coach. First Patron, Broken Hill Gymnastics, 1996-2003; has provided assistance to other country youth/gymnastics clubs, including in Port Pirie, Port Lincoln, Loxton and Lameroo. Participating Member, Australian Coaches Association, 1978-1998.
Walding OAM, Mrs Doreen Marian (AD1995)
For service to women's lawn bowls.
A player and administrator of women's lawn bowls since early 1960s, Mrs Walding was the recipient of the inaugural Prime Ministerial Women's Sports Award, 1992. She has served as State President of the South Australian Women's Bowling Association (SAWBA) and as an Executive member since 1971. She has also served as Chair of the Selectors and as a National Selector. Recently appointed President, Ascot Park Bowling Club (Ladies) after serving as Honorary Secretary for the past 32 years. General Secretary and Committee member, Ascot Park Bowling Club since 1987.
Waldron AM, Mr Alan George (AD2013)
For significant service to the sport of baseball, and to the community.
Guided negotiations between Australian Baseball Federation and the Australian Olympic Committee resulting in baseball becoming an Olympic sport at Sydney 2000. Organiser, World Youth Series, Sydney, 1988. Organiser, Baseball Federation of Asia Series, Perth, 1985. Designed and implemented new Claxton Shield Series, the forerunner of the Australian Baseball League. Director, Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Baseball Federation, 1982-1987; Life Member, 2006; Tour Manager, 1981, 1983 and 1985. Australian Delegate to International Baseball Association. Australian Delegate to Baseball Federation of Asia. President, Baseball SA (formerly South Australian Baseball League Inc), two 4-year’ terms; Vice-President; Life Member, since 1995-1996 season. Chairman, Tribunal, Promotions Committee; current Chairman, Heritage Committee. Delegate to South Australian Institute of Sport Baseball Program, Joint Management Committee. Delegate to Australian Baseball Federation. Honorary Promotion Officer (Radio, Television and Press). Umpire. Vice-President, West Torrens Baseball Club, 1972-1975; Secretary, 1962-1964. Coach, from the 1960s to the mid 1970s; Senior Chairman of Selectors, 1972-1973. Social Director, 1973-1975. Current volunteer Radio Presenter, Coast FM Community Radio; Chairman, Marketing and Promotions, since 2011. Current Care Officer, Mostyn Goodwood and Loyalty Lodge; Member, since the late 1960s. Life Member, Lockleys Football Club; Trainer; Property Steward. Awards/recognition include: Australian Sports Medal, 2000.
Walker AM, Mr Alexander John Kerry (QB1986)
For service to the barley industry.
Chairman, Australian Barley Co-ordinating Committee 1976-84, member since 1970. Chairman, Australian Malting Barley Industrial Committee since 1985. Chairman, Australian Barley Board 1970-86. South Australian Department of Agriculture 1950-77 retired as Assistant Director responsible for research and extension programmes. Waite Agricultural Research Institute 1940-50 (excepting war service). Leader of many overseas marketing missions relating to the Australian and International barley industry.
Walker OAM, Mrs Pamela Lynette (AD2000)
For service to the community, particularly through the Southern Heritage Singers, and as a music teacher.
Southern Heritage Singers Inc: Mrs Walker formed the Southern Heritage Singers in 1993, she has been the Musical Director since this time. Projects and performances the group has been involved in are as follows. Production of a CD and audio cassette (after receiving the Queen’s Trust Achiever Award for this purpose) "Southern Heritage Singers sing Songs of the South East" including music composed by Mrs Walker to the poetry of the local poets John Shaw Neilson, Adam Lindsay Gordon, Max Harris and Will Ogilvie. Performances and tours with Adelaide-based Opera Company include La Boheme, Carmen and Madam Butterfly; Annual performances at the Penola Festival. Performances at eisteddfods, school functions, nursing homes and shopping centres; Performances in and tours to Adelaide, Canberra Victoria and other South East SA towns. South East Primary Schools Music Festival: Official accompanist, 1988-1995; granted Life Membership in 1998; choir trainer and/or accompanist to nine participating primary schools, since 1988. Other choirs: Conductor and Coordinator, Penola and District Community Carols Choir; Musical Director, Penola High School Choir and Tenison Secondary College Chapel Choir since 1996. Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church: Church Organist since 1955.
Walkley OAM, Mr William Glyn (QB1985)
For service to the community.
Honorary Organising Secretary, South Australian Police Club Monthly Luncheons since 1968. Other community activities have involved executive positions with 108th Tank Attack Regiment Social Club; Grange Sailing Club and Holdfast Bay Motor Yacht Club.
Wall AM, Dr Annie Winifred (AD1979)
For service to the community, particularly in the field of women's affairs.
Wall AM, Mr Peter John (QB2003)
For service to the wine industry, particularly through technical innovation in viticulture and wine making, the development of Australian wine law, international trade, and vocational education and training.
Director, Samuel Smith and Son Pty Limited (Yalumba Wines), for past 25 years; Production Manager and later Managing Director, for over 35 years. Member and Deputy Chairman, Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation, 1996-2001; has also chaired the International Trade Advisory Committee, for over 14 years. Australian Delegate to the Oenology Commission of the International Office of Vine and Wine (OIV); Australian Delegate to Commission II World Wine Office, Paris, for 4 years. Past Deputy Council Member, Australian Wine Research Institute, for over 15 years. Member and Past Chair, Wine Industry Technical Committee, Australian Wine and Brandy Producers Association and Winemakers Federation of Australia, for 25 years. Past President South Australian Wine and Brandy Industry Association, for over 4 years; Life Member. Past Chairman, Wine Industry Industrial Relations Committee and National Wine Industry Industrial Relations Committee, for 10 years. Inaugural Chair, Wine Industry National Education and Training Advisory Committee, for 4 years. Inaugural Chair, Wine Industry Training Reference Group and Wine Industry Skill Standards Committee, for 5 years. Inaugural Chair, South Australian Vocational Employment Education and Training Board, for 2 years. Past President, Murray Institute of TAFE, for over 20 years. Current Presiding Member, Northern Adelaide & Barossa Catchment Water Management Board, for 4 years. Past Member of Council, SA Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for 5 years. Past Director, The Workcover Corporation of South Australia, for 6 years. Chairman, CAMMS Pty Limited (Process Control and BISoftware). Chairman, Provisor Pty Limited (for Grape and Wine Research). Awards include: OIV Medal, for technical contributions to the organisation, 2001.
Wall OAM, Mrs Pamela Maunsell (AD2007)
For service to the community through a range of disability support, veterans' welfare and charitable organisations.
Chair, Rainbow Committee, Novita Children's Services, since 2002; current Member, Hidden Legends Committee; Member, Diamond Jubilee Coming of Age Committee, 1999; Member, for over 13 years. Member, Adelaide Branch, Torchbearers for Legacy, for over 25 years; held positions of Secretary, Vice-President and State President. Fundraising supporter, Arthritis Foundation of South Australia, since 1990. Fundraising supporter, Research Foundation, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, for the past 3 years. South Australian Representative, Australian Women of the Year, for several years.
Wall OAM, Mr Ian Baker (QB2008)
For service to business, particularly through the design and manufacture of electronic communication equipment, and to the community through philanthropic activities.
Co-Founder and Director, Codan Ltd, since 1959. Member, Engineers Australia, since 1953. Member, Carrick Hill Development Foundation, since 1998; Deputy Chairman, 2002-2003. Benefactor for a range of organisations including the University of Adelaide; St Mark's College (Governor of the St Mark's College Foundation); St Ann's College; Gardens 150 Foundation Project, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation; and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Wallace AM, Mrs Florence May (QB1983)
For service to the Community.
Mrs Wallace has given over 20 years diligent service to the Waterside Workers' Federation Women's Committee, a voluntary organisation providing catering services for large delegations, conferences and social functions and, she has been a delegate on many occasions to various seminars and conferences. Her many and varied further involvements include, Member of the Federated Storeman and Packers' Union, and the SA Parole Board.
Wallace OAM, Mr Charles Norman (QB1998)
For service to the community of Port MacDonnell and district, and to veterans through the Port MacDonnell Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia.
Commenced his community contributions as a Committee Member, Allendale East Memorial Park, 1935-39 and continued his involvement with numerous local organisations including serving as President, Mt Gambia & District Bowling Association for twelve years. Transferred to Port MacDonnell Bowling Club, member for many years and President for three years; member of their Indoor Bowling Club since 1987 and President most of that time. He was President, Allendale East Hall, 1961, 1962 and 1963; committee member, 1954-1964 and again 1970 and 1971; served on sub-committees at various times. He has contributed to Port MacDonnell Meals on Wheels since 1984 and during that time served as President for five years. President, Port MacDonnell Sub-Branch R&SL, 1987-1991; served on sub-committees and held executive positions at various times since 1946.
Wallace OAM, Mrs Dawn (AD2001)
For service to the arts, particularly through the Friends of the State Opera of South Australia, and to the community.
Secretary, Friends of the State Opera of South Australia for over 20 years. Joint founder and organiser of the 3Ds Sunday Music Club, (established in 1992), an organisation supporting aspiring opera singers. Friends of the Adelaide Festival Committee member, 1982-1994. Voluntary yoga teacher for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Australia for over 18 years. Voluntary yoga teacher, Southern Cross Homes, for many years. Former Secretary of the Red Cross. Secretary of Neighbourhood Watch (Maylands, Stepney and Evandale). For several years coordinated a ‘stand’ for the annual Badge Day of the Anti-Cancer Foundation.
Walladge OAM, Mr Ross Reginald (QB1991)
For service to the community, particularly through the St Vincent de Paul Society.
Member, St. Vincent de Paul Society 27 years; held several offices including Secretary. Helped establish a SVdeP secondhand clothing store and assists with the selling and collecting of clothes. Benefactor to Nazareth House (Nursing Home for Frail Aged) since 1958. Visits the sick, assists elderly with tasks. Assists local priest in community work.
Waller OAM, Ms Betty June (QB2002)
For service to people with intellectual disabilities, particularly as an advocate for the establishment of education services.
President, South Australian Council on Intellectual Disabilities, 1995-1999; involved in the Unmet Needs Campaign, 2000. Founding member, Northern Regional Council on Intellectual Disability; Chair; Deputy Chair, 1989. Board member, Intellectually Disabled Accommodation Association. Elizabeth Bowey Lodge: Member, Management Committee, 1987-1991; Public Officer, 1990-1991; member, Sub-Committee for revision of Constitution, 1990; member, Project Team to establish the Lodge. City of Salisbury: Member, Disability Action Group, City of Salisbury Community Plan, mid-1990s. Member, Northern Disability Forum, since mid-1990s. Member, Northern Collaborative Project Steering Committee, until 2001. Member, Steering Committee, Ru Rua Nursing Home (Estcourt House) (now known as the Leveda Board of Management). Member, Leveda Board of Management. Member, Parent Advocacy. Member, Citizen Advocacy, 1990; organisation provides individual advocacy services. Member, Campaign RAID, early 1980s; campaign was an advocacy and promotion group.
Wallis OAM, Mr Alan Robert (AD1992)
For service to motorcycling.
Motorcycle competitor 1949-61. Longest serving member Auto Cycle Council Australia (ACCA) 1956-82, National Secretary 1982-88, delegate to world controlling body, Federation International Motorcycliste (FIM). Member FIM Road Racing Commission. FIM Jury Member World Championship Grand Prix in America 1989. Secretary/Treasurer SA Auto Cycle Union 1966-73, President 1973-82.
Wallman OAM, Mrs Elizabeth Anne (QB2002)
For service to the heritage of South Australia, particularly through the National Trust and Ayers House.
National Trust of South Australia: Volunteer, for over 30 years; Honorary life member, 1984. National Trust Shop: Opened the National Trust Shop in Walkerville, 1983; involved in the management of the shop until its closure in 1998; subsequently re-opened the shop within Ayers House. Ayers House: Coordinator, Ayers House, since the 1980s; current member, Ayers House Management Committee; Founding member, Women's Committee, from 1972 (when Ayers House opened to the public) until the committee was disbanded in 1990.
Walsh AM, Mr Richard Tresillian (AD2014)
For significant service to primary industry through the agricultural show movement in South Australia, and to the community.
Honorary Councillor, Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, since 2012; Honorary Life Member, 2012; Patron, Archives Foundation, since 2012; Founder and Treasurer, Education Foundation and Archives Foundation, since 2007. Chairman, Board of Directors, 1994-1996; Vice-Chairman,1992-1994; Trustee, 1992-2012; Treasurer, 1987-1993; Director, 1993-2012; Executive Member, 1973-2012. Member, Executive Council, since 1975; Member, Council of the Society, since 1972; Life Member; volunteer, since 1955. Chairman, Grounds Committee, 1987-1993; Member, 1981-1993. Chairman, Finance Committee, 1988-1993; Member, 1981-1993. Chairman, Light Horse Committee, 1974-1986; Steward, 1955-1974. Delegate, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference, New Zealand, 2008; Nairobi, Kenya, 1989; and Melbourne, 1985. Ringmaster, Royal Adelaide Show, 1975-1983. Board Member, Art Gallery of South Australian Foundation, 1998-2012; Fellow/Benefactor; Member, Collectors Club. Treasurer and Founding Committee Member, Wilderness Girls School Foundation, 1985-1998. Member, Council of National Trust of South Australia, 1987-1990; Chairman, Finance Committee, 1989-1990; Member, 1987-1990; implemented, Government House Open Day. Committee Member, the Adelaide Club. Life Member, Royal Zoological Society of South Australia.
Walshe OAM, Ms Rille (AD2006)
For service to the community, particularly through social welfare roles and organisations supporting single parents and their children.
National Convener, National Council of Single Mothers and their Children, 1993-2002; Member, for 25 years; Delegate, 1984-1993; Treasurer, Past Convenor, since 2002. Presented and chaired seminars at conferences in Australia, China and Japan. President, Spark Resource Centre (sole parent agency), since 2002. Director (paid position), 1988-1997. Volunteer, 1980-2003; Life Member. Author of a chapter on sole parents in Flexible Families, 1994. Chairperson, Sole Parent Coalition Inc, 1991-1997 (now defunct). Member, Board of Governors, Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), 1993-1999. Policy Resource Coordinator, Social Security and Low Income,1994-2000. Author, articles in Impact, ACOSS' magazine. Executive Member, South Australian Council of Social Services, 1988-1992. Member of the Policy Committee; Priority Housing Review Committee; Charity Card Shop Committee; Social Justice Committee; and Management Committee, Chair, 1991-1992. Current Manager, Wandana Community Centre. Member, Public Housing Appeal Panel, South Australia, 1993-1998. Chairperson, Youth Ministry Support Group, Uniting Church, Port Adelaide and Le Fevre Peninsula Area. Member, Services to Older Persons Working Party, Wakefield Region, SA, 1998-1999. Member, Torrens Building Co-location Project Steering Committee, 1995-1997. Member, Gepps Cross Girls High School Council, 1997. Involved in the establishment of Elizabeth Bowie Lodge (Respite Care Centre for Intellectually Disabled Children); fundraising and book-keeping, 1979-1984.
Walter OAM, Mr Kenneth John (QB1991)
For service to conservation and the environment.
Propagator of native plants, which he supplies to council, ratepayers, land owners. Assisted rehabilitation Riverton Council's two rubbish tips by selecting and planting suitable species for the area. Also plants trees in park areas and on roadsides. Councillor, South Australian Greening Australia. Member Gilbert Valley Land Care Group. 1991 Citizen of Year.
Walter OAM, Mr Dennis Robin (AD2010)
For service to the sailing community of South Australia.
Service to the Port Adelaide Sailing Club includes: Committee Member, since 2000. Chairman, Relocation Committee, 2004; leading role in relocation negotiations and construction of new facilities, 2003-2009. Club Representative on Community Advisory Group that developed the 'Code of Practice for Vessel and Facility Management: Marine and Inland Waters', Environment Protection Authority, 2003-2005. Public Relations Officer, 2002-2004. Key supporter of and fundraiser for the Sailability Program (sailing for people with a disability), since 1998; over $1 million has been raised. Life Member, 2007; and Member, since 1992. Patron, Port River Sailing Club, since 2004; former Commodore; Secretary; Treasurer; several Committee positions, 1982-1998; Member, since 1975; Life Member, 1995. Member, One and All Sail Training Association, since 1983; Life Member, 1992; former Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Volunteer Crew Coordinator; assisted in the building of the One and All Training Vessel, 1983-1987; volunteer crew member, 1992-2002. Contributed to the design and construction of the Guide Training Ship Dolphin, Port Adelaide, Girl Guides South Australia, 1985-1988. Awards/recognition include: South Australian Boatman of the Year, Boating Industry Association of South Australia, 2006. Yachting Volunteer of the Year, Yachting South Australia, 2002 and 2004.
Walters AO, Hon George Henry (AD1997)
For service to the law as a Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia, to legal education, and to the community.
Served as Judge, Supreme Court of South Australia from 1966 to 1984 when he retired due to ill-health. Well known for his knowledge of the rules and procedures of the Court and his summing up to juries was noted for its clarity. He also held the positions of Deputy President, Courts-Martial Appeal Tribunal, 1971-1979. Was Chairman, Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (SA) 1983. Has provided many years service to legal education and education in general. Was a member, Faculty of Law, University of Adelaide, 1961-1975; Lecturer in Law of Procedure, 1961-1966. Served as a Council member, St Ann's College, University of Adelaide, 1965-1982; member of College's Finance Committee.
Walters OAM, Mr Francis Victor Charles (QB1990)
For service to the Australia-Japan Association of South Australia.
Co-founder in 1967 of the Australia-Japan Association of SA Inc. and President 1970-83. Honorary Life Member.
Walters AM, Mr Graham Douglas (QB2005)
For service to accountancy, to business and to the community as a fundraiser.
Member, South Australian Council, Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1980-1990; Regional Chairman, South Australian/Northern Territory Division, 1988-1989; Chair, State Research Society; Fellow, 1997; Member, since 1968. Chairman/Managing Partner, KPMG Adelaide (formerly Touche Ross and Co), 1990-2001; Member, National Operations Committee, 1990-2000; Managing Partner, Touche Ross and Co (Western Region), 1986-1990 (merged with KPMG); Director, Touche Ross and Co, 1981-1990; Audit and Client Services Partner, Touche Ross and Co, 1970-1990. Board Member, Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, since 1992; President, 2001-2004. Board Member, Australian Automobile Association, 2001-2004. Honorary Financial Adviser, Business SA, (formerly South Australian Chamber of Commerce, 1994-2003. Chairman, Westpac South Australian Executive Committee, since 2002. Has held a number of other directorships and board memberships including the South Australian Film Corporation, Futuris Corporation and the Australian Rail Track Corporation. Board Member, SPARC Disability Foundation, 1994-2001. Member, Duke of Edinburgh Award - South Australian Division State Awards Committee, since 1997. Current supporter/Patron, Sister of Charity Hutt Street Centre for the Homeless, since 2003. Member, Business and Industry Committee, Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, since 2002. Board Member, Adelaide 36ers (NBL Basketball team), 2001-2003. Board Member, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Foundation, 1998-2002. Has also assisted in fundraising with a number of organisations including the Helping Hand Aged Care Development Appeal and Mary Potter Building Appeal.
Walton OAM, Mrs Joan Muriel (AD1980)
For community service.
Wanganeen AM, Mrs Phoebe Florence (AD2003)
For service to the indigenous community of South Australia, particularly through the provision of advice and as a contributor to the development of educational programmes, and through the activities of a range of social welfare and support groups.
Member, Tauondi College Council (formerly Aboriginal Community College). Member of the South Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Consultative Committee. Played a significant role in the establishment of the Indigenous Education Programme (IEP) at the Salisbury Campus (now Regency Campus), Institute of TAFE, 1985; Community Liaison Officer and Student Counsellor; member, TAFE College Aboriginal Advisory Committee; Member, Steering Committee for Indigenous Education, instrumental in establishing a Community Education Branch of the IEP at the (then) Para Institute of TAFE. Instrumental in initiating ‘The Shed’ Programme (targeting Aboriginal youth at risk), and in establishing and running a Blue Light Disco for indigenous youth, both in the Salisbury area. Member, Aboriginal Advisory Committee, South Australian College of Advanced Education (SCAE); instrumental in the establishment of an Aboriginal support programme at the Salisbury campus of SCAE. Instrumental in the establishment of the Kaurna Plains Aboriginal School. Member of the Northern Metropolitan Aboriginal Council, the Kaurna and Bungala Heritage Committees, and the Marra Murrangga Kumangka (Aboriginal artist development group).
Warburton OAM, Mr James Wilfred (QB1983)
For service to the community.
Ward AM, Mrs Margaret Kennings (AD1980)
For service to education.
Ward OAM, Mrs Hetty Elizabeth Matilda (AD1980)
For community service.
Wardle OAM, Mr Ivon Alfred (QB1995)
For service to the South Australian Parliament, to the community through the Uniting Church in Australia and to aged care.
Mr Wardle was elected to the South Australian Parliament in 1968 and served four terms as the Liberal Member for Murray. He has been a layman in the Uniting Church since 1938 and was the Manager of the Uniting Church's Epworth Building for a number of years. Mr Wardle was involved in fund-raising to establish the Resthaven Homes for the Aged (Murray Bridge) which are run by the Uniting Church and was Chairman of the Resthaven Board of Management for eight years. Committee member, Payneham and Dudley Park Cemeteries Trust 1979-86 and has been involved in many other community organisations.
Warmingham AM, Miss Helen Phyllis (QB2001)
For service to the community, particularly youth through the Guiding movement and the Girls Friendly Society, and to people with disabilities.
Despite her own disabilities, Miss Warmingham has been an active voluntary member of various community groups, providing support, youth leadership and motivation to many. Leader, Guides Australia (South Australia), for over 30 years. State Councillor, since 1984, and Member Friends of Four World Centres, since 1996. Leader, Girls Friendly Society, for 40 years. Church Warden, St Philip's Anglican Church (Broadview), for past 3 years. Former Member, Committee for Sexuality and Disabled Persons. Participant/Contributor, 1998 Disability Biennial Conference. Involved in the Cursillo movement of the Anglican Church of Australia (Adelaide Diocese), since 1993. Representative for the Anglican Church to the South Australian Council of Churches’ Task Group on Disability Issues. Employment: Employed by the South Australian Health Commission, for 39 years, working the Poliomyelitis Branch, the Tuberculosis Branch, and the Library. Awards: RSL Anzac Award, 1982, in recognition of her contribution to the International Year for Disabled Person, Guiding and to the Poliomyelitis Services Centre.
Warmington AM, Ms Rosemary (AD2012)
For service to the community of South Australia, particularly through advancing the recognition and rights of family carers and as an advocate for people with mental illness.
Executive Director, Carers SA, since 1994. Involved in development, Charter of Health and Community Services Rights, Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner, 2010. Involved in development, State Government Carers Policy, 2003-2004. President, Mental Health Coalition of South Australia, 2004-2008; Inaugural Board Member, 2002-2008; also served as Vice-President. Member, Review Committee on the Health and Community Services Complaints Act 2004, 2008. Member, Review Committee on Mental Health Legislation, Mental Health Unit, Department of Health, 2004-2005. Member, Community Participation Advisory Committee, Central Northern Adelaide Health Service, ca2005.
Warner OAM, Sen Sgt Francis (AD1985)
For public service with the South Australian Police Force and to the Aboriginal community.
Joined SA Police Force in 1952 as a Special Constable. Between 1953-74 while stationed in country areas with high aboriginal populations he studied externally to increase his knowledge of their language and culture. Currently, member of the Police/Aboriginal Liaison Committee and the Police/Ethnic Liaison Committee.
Warnest OAM, Mr Shannon James (QB2002)
For service to the wool industry as a world champion shearer and to the training of shearers.
Mr Warnest has been competing in shearing competitions since 1993. He has won local, regional, state and national titles, and in 2000 won the Golden Shears World Event. He has had 49 open wins, won the Australian Titles 8 times, the South Australian Titles thrice, Victorian Titles twice, and the South Australian Shearer of the Year Titles 4 times. Also won the South Pacific Diamond Shears. He was an Olympic 2000 Torch Bearer. Part-time shearing instructor with the Agricultural and Horticultural Training Council of South Australia. In 1996, he coordinated and convened the first shearing competition at the Angaston Show.
Warren OAM, Mrs Monica Winnifred (AD2013)
For service to the community.
Fundraiser, Camp Quality, through various fundraising activities over many years. Resident of Hillsview Retirement Village.
Washyn OAM, Dr Matheus John (AD1995)
For service to the Ukrainian community.
Dr Washyn has been President of the Ukrainian Senior Citizens in SA Inc. since 1984. He has been an Executive member of the Association of Ukrainians in SA for the past 11 years and Past President and a member since 1954. Deputy Chairman of the Editorial Board of a monthly Ukrainian bulletin "Our Community" and author of the history of Ukrainians in SA. A teacher at the Ukrainian School in SA 1956-88. Executive member of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations 1970-73. Interpreter and translator for the Ethnic Affairs Commission 1979-83.
Waterman OAM, Mr Maxwell Howard (QB1990)
For service to ornithology.
Regional organiser for the Australian Bird Banding Scheme in South Australia since 1962. Honorary Treasurer of the South Australian Ornithological Association 1958-62.
Waters AM, Mrs Margaret Mary (QB2001)
For service to veterans and their families in South Australia, particularly through activities aimed at raising the standard of care for aged veterans.
Mrs Waters has served as State President of the Central Council of Women's Auxiliaries, RSL, since 1997; State Secretary, 1987-1995; a State Councillor, 1983-1987. Auxiliary representative to Board of Management for Errol Noack Houses Emergency Accommodation since 1997. President, Brighton RSL Women’s Auxiliary, 1990-1991; Treasurer, 1986-1989. President, Marion RSL Women’s Auxiliary, 1974-1976; Treasurer, 1997-1983. Active member of the Brighton RSL Women's Bowling Club for 17 years, and currently Chairperson of Selection Committee. She has also held the positions of President, Secretary and Teams Selector. Member of Marion RSL Women’s Bowling Club 1972-1983. Held positions of Senior Vice-president and Teams Selector. Active with Brighton Meals on Wheels for 25 years. Awards: RSL Auxiliary Life Membership, 1996. RSL Gold Badge and Certificate of Merit, 1994. Life Membership, Brighton Meals on Wheels.
Watkins OAM, Mr William Robert (AD1997)
For service to the community and to local government through the Kapinnie Country Fire Service, sporting clubs, church and school committees.
Has been the Chairman, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula since 1985, Councillor since 1981; Delegate to Local Government Association and Chairman of the Eyre Peninsula Development Board. He is a Life Member, Kapinnie Country Fire Service and has given them 47 years service. Actively supported cricket and football in his local area and is currently one of the longest-serving officials of the Great Flinders Football League. Over the years he has been an active church member and he has served on numerous school committees. He was Chairman of Cummins Area School Committee for two years, during which time the school commenced Year 12 Studies.
Watkins AM, Dr Rodney Dennis (QB2005)
For service to optics and optometry through the development and manufacture of ophthalmic equipment designed for use in remote locations throughout the world.
Chairman, Synoptic Systems Pty Ltd, since 1979; Synoptic Systems is the parent company of Scan Optics. Chief Executive and Founder, Scan Optics Pty Ltd, since 1986; Scan Optics develops medical optical equipment, particularly surgical microscopes and lights for remote locations. Current Deputy Chairman, National Vision Research Institute of Australia; Chairman, 1989-1997; Founding Board Member, since 1972. Member, World Health Organisation Partnership Committee Cataract Working Group, 1999-2005. Board Member, University of Adelaide, Graduate Entrepreneurial Program, 1996-2000. Australian Delegate, International Organisation for Standardisation, Ophthalmic Optics Committee, 1982-1997. Member, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Therapeutic Device Evaluation Committee, Ophthalmic Advisory Panel, 1987-2003. Chairman, Standards Australia (formerly Standards Association of Australia), Ophthalmic Optics Committee, 1968-1997; Committee Member, Eye Protection Committee, 1972-1992; Committee Member, Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles Committee, 1975-1990. President and Chairman, National Research Foundation, Board of Administration, 1987-1991. Director of Research, SOLA Optical, 1970-1984. Council Member, Flinders University, 1974-1982. Member, Australian Optical Society, since 1983. Member, Victorian College of Optometry, since 1968. Member, Optometrists Association Australia, since 1968.
Watson OAM, Mrs Rhonda Gladys (QB1978)
For service to sport of golf.
Mrs Watson has been involved in the sport of golf for several years. She has represented South Australia for several years. She has represented South Australia on 15 occasions in interstate matches, and set an Australian record by winning the SA State Championship 12 times. She has been a delegate on the Australian Ladies' Golf Union Council and an Australian selector, and has represented Australia in Tasman Cup matches against New Zealand. She has also been an office bearer in the Ladies' Golf Union and her own Club, Glenelg. Mrs Watson has been an inspiration to women golfers and always willing to give valuable advice to young players.
Watson OAM, Mr John Francis (AD1982)
For service to trade unionism and to the community.
Mr Watson has been Secretary of the Federated Ironworkers' Association, Port Pirie and Whyalla Branch, since 1965, a National Councillor since 1972, and was previously National organiser (attached to Port Pirie/Whyalla). A delegate of the Whyalla Combined Unions' Council since 1948, he held the position of Secretary for 12 years and was also Secretary of the Whyalla Sub-Branch of the Electrical Trades' Union. He is a Trustee of the Eyre Peninsula Cultural Centre Trust and a member of the Iron Triangle Study Group.
Watson AM ED, Dr Arthur John (AD1991)
For service to local government.
Dr Watson was an honorary physician and visiting medical specialist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide from 1962. He is now Emeritus Consultant Physician at the hospital. He was a Foundation Commissioner of the SA Health Commission in 1977. Dr Watson was elected to the Adelaide City Council in 1972 and between 1975 and 1981 chaired the Council's Residential Rehabiltation and Renewal Committee and the Commercial and Residential Committee. He was Deputy Lord Mayor in 1980-81 and Lord Mayor of Adelaide between 1981-83. From 1981-85 he was a member of the Lord Mayor's Heritage Advisory Committee, and its Chairman (1981-83). He was a member of the City of Adelaide Planning Commission between 1981-87 and Chairman for two years, and was also a member of the Advisory Committee for Inter-government Relations. Dr Watson was a member of the Board of Governors of the Adelaide Festival of Arts between 1976-81 and a Trustee of the Adelaide Festival Centre (1985-87), and has been associated with a number of other community organisations.
Watson OAM, Mrs Rhonda Hernshaw (AD1980)
For community service.
Watson OAM, Mrs Bevilie Rae (QB1995)
For service to education, particularly to children and adolescents with poor co-ordination, learning difficulties and development disablilities.
Mrs Watson taught special physical education for poorly co-ordinated children with learning difficulties and development disabilities from 1964-93. She is the author of a resource book, "Physical Education for Poorly Co-ordinated Children" which contains practical information for teachers and community personnel who work directly with children and adolescents.
Watson OAM, Mr Stanley John (QB2004)
For service to aviculture through the Budgerigar Society of South Australia.
Assistant Secretary, Budgerigar Society of South Australia, since late 1960s; Foundation Member, 1954; Life Member, 1967; Member, Management Committee, for over 30 years. Volunteer Judge and Manager, Budgerigar Section, Royal Adelaide Show, for over 20 years. Editor and Producer, Budgie Digest, since 1970.
Watson AM RFD, Dr Bruce Ian (QB2012)
For service to dentistry, particularly in the field of orthodontics as a clinician and educator, and through leadership roles with professional organisations.
President, Australian Society of Orthodontists, 2002-2004; 1st Vice-President, 2000-2002; Federal Secretary, 1991-1993; Life Member, 2008; SA Branch Delegate, 1981-1989 and 1993-2004. Secretary, 7th International Orthodontic Congress/4th Meeting of the World Federation of Orthodontists (held concurrently), 2010 Bid Sub-Committee, , 2000-2002. Member, Give-a Smile Campaign, since 2005. President, Multidisciplinary Dental Academy, 2005-2006; 1st Vice-President, 2001-2004; 2nd Vice-President, 1998-2000; 3rd Vice-President, 1997-1998; Member, since 1990; Chairman, Scientific Committee, 1989-1999 and Member, 1996-2010. Representative for Oceania, Executive Committee, World Federation of Orthodontists, 2005-2010; Chair, Scientific Programme Committee, 7th International Orthodontic Congress/4th Meeting of the World Federation of Orthodontists, Sydney, Australia, 2010. Secretary-General, Asian-Pacific Orthodontic Society, 2005-2008; Australian Society of Orthodontists Delegate, 2005. Vice-President, National Congress Committee, Australian Dental Association, 1991; Chairman, Social Committee, 1976. President, South Australian Branch, 1978-1979; Senior Vice-President, 1977-1978; Junior Vice-President, 1976-1977; Honorary Treasurer, 1975-1976; Councillor, 1973-1975; Life Member, 1999. Board Member, South Australian Foundation for Dental Education and Research, University of Adelaide, 1991-2003; President, 1993-1996; Inaugural Vice-President and Founding Trustee, 1991; Member, Steering Committee, 1990. Honorary Tutor, Undergraduate Paedodontic/Orthodontic Clinics (4th Year and 5th Year), Somerton Park Clinic, 1997-2006; Chairman, Post Graduate Committee in Dentistry, 1989-1993; part-time Tutor, 1973-1977 and 1980-2006. Member, Faculty of Dentistry, 1987-1999. Director, Angus Society of Australia, since 2001; current Member, Breed Development Committee; current Member, Audit and Risk Management Committee. Vice-President, South Australian Committee, Angus Society of Australia, 2000-2001 and 2002-2003; Member, since 1996. Founder and former Director, Angus Education and Research Foundation, 2001. Director, Australian Beef Industry Foundation, 2002-2004. Awards/recognition include: Reserve Force Decoration, long service award presented to officers in the Reserve elements of the Australian Defence Force.
Watt OAM DFM, Mr Colin Hugh (QB1979)
For service to handicapped children.
Wauer OAM, WO Ullrich Hans (AD1989)
For service to the Australian Army in the field of health training.
Enlisted in the Australian Regular Army in 1967 and on completion of his basic training was allotted to the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. He subsequently held a wide range of Corps appointments including operational service as a medical assistant with the 106th Field Workshop in Vietnam in 1971. He served in three successive postings as a regimental sergeant-major prior to being appointed as a Captain with the 3rd Field Ambulance.
Waye OAM, Mrs Mearl Dew (QB1986)
For service to the community through The Queen Victoria Hospital Auxiliary.
A founder and active member, Queen Victoria Hospital Auxiliary since 1952. Secretary/Treasurer throughout. Auxiliary representative on Hospital's Board of Management 1962-77. Life Member of Hospital 1963. Previously involved local church girls' club for 12 years.
Wayland AM RFD ED, Mr Ellis Bryson John (AD1987)
For service to the community, particularly to the South Australian 150 Jubilee celebrations.
Foundation member SA Jubilee 150 Board since 1980. Served in the Army Reserve since 1957 and holds the rank of Colonel. Former Councillor, Adelaide City Council and former Committee Member, Menzies Scholarship Awards; Australia-Britain Society; Plain English Speaking Awards; Australia-Britain Society; Plain English Speaking Awards; Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal and Lord Mayor's Anti-Cancer Appeal.
Wearn OAM, Mr Graham William (AD2001)
For service to local government, and to the community of the Northern Yorke Peninsula.
District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula, (predecessor was Corporation of the Town of Kadina): Mr Wearn served on both for more than 20 years, and the last four years as Mayor. Yorke Regional Development Board: member, 1993-1997; and served on Board's Executive, 1994-1997. Kadina Community Hospital: Chairman during transition from state-funded hospital to community medical centre (due to financial difficulties). This involved a closure process, the sale of the nursing home and redevelopment of the facility into the medical centre. The new medical centre was opened in 1996. Northern Yorke Peninsula Health Service: current Chairman. Board Member, Wakefield Regional Health Service. Kadina Football Club: President, on 2 occasions; Patron since 1984; and a major sponsor. Rotary Club of Northern Yorke Peninsula: served as President and as Secretary for 2 terms; member for 26 years; and currently District Governor's Assistant. Apex Club of Kadina: Charter Member; and Life Member.
Wearn OAM, Mrs Joyce Alyson (AD2010)
For service to the community of the Yorke Peninsula through a range of service, sporting and religious organisations.
Founding President, Northern Yorke Peninsula Branch, Cancer Council, 1994-2006; initiatives include the Relay for Life, Daffodil Day, The Big Morning Tea and the Can-Care Retreat. Volunteer, Meals on Wheels, for 20 years. Current Patron, Kadina Pony and Equestrian Club; Founding Member; former Treasurer, Secretary and Chief Instructor. Current Chair, Church Council, Kadina/Wallaroo Uniting Church; Member, Parish Council and Synod, since 2006; President, Ladies Guild, since 2006; Financial Counsellor, Uniting Care, Copper Triangle; Deputy Organist. Founding Leader, Talking Times, since 1993.
Weatherald OAM, Mr Michael Anthony (QB2012)
For service to the sports of cricket and Australian Rules football as a coach and administrator.
Long involvement with cricket and Australian Rules football as a coach and administrator, since the 1960s. Coaching Coordinator or Coach, South Australian Cricket Association, 1994-2008. Coach, Australian Under-16 Cricket team on two successful series against the West Indies, 2011 and 2012. Coach, Australian Under-15 Cricket team, since 2010. Assistant Coach, Sturt Football Club, South Australian National Football League, 1996-2005. Awards/recognition include: Australian Sports Medal, 2000.
Webb AM, Mr Bruce Phillip (QB1992)
For service to the mineral and energy industries.
Joined SA Department of Mines 1950 as geologist, concerned with mineral resource assessment, then worked extensively in private sector. Director-General SA Department of Mines and Energy 1972-83. Member State Development Council of SA 1980-83 and National Energy Advisory Committee 1980-83. Chairman Board of Management Australian Mineral Development Laboratories 1983-87. Director, Australian Mineral Foundation since 1988 and Amdel Ltd since 1987. Managing Director Poseidon Ltd. 1983-88 and a Director since 1983, also Poseidon Gold Limited. Chairman, SA Oil and Gas Corporation 1982-83.
Webb OAM, Miss Katrina Lea (AD1997)
For service to sport as a gold medallist at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, 1996.
Gold medallist in the 100m Women (T36, 37) and 200m Women (T36, 37) athletic events at the Atlanta Paralympic Games in 1996.
Webb OAM, Mr Peter Roderick (QB2007)
For service to the arts as a musician, conductor, composer and teacher.
Musician, conductor, composer, arranger of orchestral music and teacher. Conductor, Unley Symphony Orchestra, since 1983. Musical Director, Choir Cecilia, Mount Barker, since 1997. Guest Conductor for Woodville Concert Choir, Adelaide Harmony Choir, The Corinthian Singers, and the Combined Choirs of the SA Country Choral Association. Council Member (Observer), Young Adelaide Voices (incorporating Adelaide Girls' Choir), 2006; Council Member, 2004-2005 and 2007; accompanied the choir on a tour of Hong Kong and China in 2005. Represented composer, Australian Music Centre; 'represented' status is awarded after assessment of compositions by a panel of peer composers. Has conducted state music camps. Adjudicator at various South Australian Eisteddfods. Involved with Education Program, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, 1995-1998; Oboist and Principal Cor Anglais, 1975-1995. Former professional oboe and cor anglais player with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Musical Director, Bicentennial Closing Ceremony, 1988.
Webbe OAM, WO 2 Dennis Eric (QB1985)
For service as Battery Sergeant Major, 110 Air Defence Battery.
Enlisted in the Army in 1966. Served in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 with 4 Field Regiment. Presently Battery Sergeant Major 110 Air Defence Battery.
Webber AO, Mr Ian Ernest (QB1992)
For service to the transport industry.
Ian Webber has been at the forefront of Australian transport development and systems innovation for years, and has been called upon by Governments to advise in areas such as wharf reform, science and technology policy, road and rail rationalisation, and employee relations. He is a highly successful business person with a noted ability to work with people. Mr Webber was Managing Director and Deputy Chairman of Chrysler Australia (1974-80), then Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors (1980-81). He became Managing Director of Mayne Nickless in 1981, and has also held a number of industry positions including Federal President of the Chamber of Automotive Industries (1970-79), Chairman of the Task Force on Shore Based Shipping Costs, Member of the Australian Manufacturing Council, and Chairman of the Australian Business Council on Employee Relations. He has given freely of his time to community activities including the Advance Australia Foundation, The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, the Australian Administrative Staff College, and the Development Council of South Australia.
Webber AM, Dr Brian John (AD2004)
For service to education through the independent schools sector, through contributions to the development of educational practices and as Headmaster of Prince Alfred College.
Headmaster, Prince Alfred College, 1988-1999. Principal, Eltham College (Victoria), 1984-1987. Chairman, Council, Pedare Christian College, since 2001. Chairman, Educational Ministries Commission, Uniting Church of Australia SA Synod, (since retirement in late 1990s); Member, Schools Committee, since 2000. Executive Director, South Australian Independent Schools Board (now the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia), 2001; President, (two years); Board Member, (12 years). South Australian Board Member, National Council of Independent Schools' Association (NCISA), 1993-1998; NCISA Representative on the Australian Principals Professional Development Council, and the Assessment and Use of Profiles Project, 1996-1997; Member, Steering Committee for the Strategic Planning Guide for Self-Managing Schools, (published in 1996). Board Member, Association of Independent Schools of Victoria, (late 1980s). Independent Schools Board Representative, South Australian Ministerial Advisory Committee on Non-Government Schools, 1988-1996. Member, Ministerial Reference Group for the Review of the South Australian Education Act and the Children's Services Act, 1999-2000. Member, The Australian Council for Education Research, 1979-1982. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1966-1967.
Webber OAM, Mrs Gwenda June (AD2005)
For service to the community of Loxton Waikerie, particularly through the Crippled Children's Association of South Australia, Waikerie Progress Association and the Guiding movement.
Crippled Children's Association of South Australia (Waikerie Auxiliary) (recently changed to Novita Children’s Services): Member, since 1984; Vice-President and President, over a period of 7 years; Coordinator of ‘Down Every Street’ appeal, since 1995; current Committee Member; Coordinator, Volunteer Register: since 2002. Waikerie Progress Association: Member, 1956-2000; Secretary, for several years; Committee Member. Waikerie Business Association: Member, 1981-2000. Guides Australia (SA): Member, 1966-1984; President of Parents Group; District Commissioner and Region Commissioner (Riverland area), for 5 years; Coordinator of Duke of Edinburgh Award, 1976-1985; current Resource Leader. Riverland Supporters Group of Adelaide Crows: Founder and public relations representative, since 1998. ‘Santa's Cave’: Public relations representative for this tourist attraction, since 1997. ‘Music on the Murray’: Volunteer. ‘Friends of the PS Industry’ (support paddle steamers on the Murray River): Member. The River News: Writes a weekly column for the local newspaper. Waikerie Speedway: Committee Member, 1980-1995. Awards/recognition include: Service Award, Crippled Children's Association, 1994 and 1999. Citizen of the Year. Loxton Waikerie, 1994. Wattle Award, Guides Australia SA, 1981. ASBA Award for excellence in the Riverland, for community service, 1988. Riverland Contribution to Sport Award, 1993.
Weber AM, Mr Hermann Johann (AD2005)
For service to the community of Alice Springs through a range of local government, health, education, business and service organisations.
Deputy Mayor, Alice Springs Town Council, 1984-1988; Alderman, 1981-1988. Member, Alice Springs Road Safety Council, 1984-1988. Chairman, Alice Springs Hospital Board, 1994-2002. Chairman, Board of Management, Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment, 1988-1993. Inaugural Council Member, Alice Springs Community College, from 1974; Chairman, College Council, 1979-1987. Member, Governing Council, Darwin Institute of Technology (later Darwin Community College), 1979-1987. Member, TAFE Advisory Council (advised NT Minister for Education), 1985-1987. Member, Post School Advisory Council (advised NT Minister for Education), 1979-1984. Member, Industry Training Commission, 1982-1985. Convenor, Southern Area Branch, Council of Government Schools, in the early 1970s. Deputy Chair, Development Consent Authority (formerly NT Planning Authority), 1994-2002; Member, 1982-1984, 1987-1988 and 1992-1994. Member, Northern Territory Electricity Commission (now Power and Water Corporation), 1981-1992. Inaugural Chairman, Alice Springs Water Committee, 1992-1993. Chairman, Alice Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for 3 years; Member, 1985?1991. Member, Rotary Club of Stuart, 1971-2002; President; Paul Harris Fellowship, 1997. Secretary, Alice Springs YMCA, 1995-1996; Treasurer, 1992-1995; Member, 1990-1996. Charter Member, Alice Springs Apex Club, 1959-1970. Owner and founder of TruFrame Steel Fabricators Pty Limited, 1985-1986; Hermann Weber Electrical Pty Limited, 1971-1981; Weber Sales Pty Limited, 1975-1978; Hermann Weber (SA), 1976?1979; and Webco Pty Limited (family company) of which he is also the Managing Director, since the 1960s.
Webster OAM, Mr Edgar George (QB1988)
For service to the community.
Fire Control Officer, Clarendon Country Fire Service 1987 and Committee member; joined 1946; Double Life Member. Double Life Member Clarendon Agricultural Bureau, President and Vice-President several times, member since 1946. Member, Veteran and Vintage Motor Cycle Club of South Australia since 1958; Vice-President eight years, President two years.
Webster OAM, Mr Stanley Charles (QB2006)
Service to youth through the Scouting movement, and to the community.
Group Leader, Fulham Sea Scouts, 1996-2004; Assistant Group Leader, since 2004. Member, 1st Henley Sea Scouts (SA), 1968-1984; Medal of Merit, 1976; Life Member, 1996. Group Leader, 1st Victorian Sea Scouts, 1962-1967; Scout Leader, 1956-1960; Assistant Scout Leader, 1950-1956. Secretary, Baden Powell Lodge, since 1980; Worshipful Master, 1977 and 1994; Grand Standard Bearer, 1983-1984; District Grand Superintendent, 1990-1992; Member, since 1974. Member, Victoria Lodge of Research, until 1989. Master, Lodge Australasia (Vic), 1964-1965; Member, since 1951. Current Secretary, South Australian Division, Association of Independent Retirees. Council Member, St Michael's and All Angels Anglican Church, for several years in various roles; Registered Lay Reader and Lay Assistant. Member, local Neighbourhood Watch, for the past 8 years.
Webster OAM, Mr Michael Victor (AD2012)
For service to the horseracing industry, and to the community.
Chairman, South Australian Bookmakers League Inc, 1978-1993; Committee Member, 1977-1997 and since 2008. Chairman and South Australian Delegate, Australian Registered Bookmakers Advisory Council, 1978-1993; Member, since 1975. Supporter and Benefactor, Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons Inc, since 1985. Member, St Ignatius Parish, Norwood, for over 30 years.
Webster OAM, Mrs Edith Marilyn (QB2013)
For service to choral music, and to the community of South Australia.
State Treasurer and Committee Member, South Australian Branch, Australian National Choral Association, since 1999. Member, Organising Committee, National Choralfest in Adelaide, 2004. Current Assistant Director of Music, Woodville Concert Choir; also currently serves as Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Librarian, Management Committee Member, singer, composer and Assistant Conductor; Member, since 1993; Life Member, 2009. Member, West Croydon Singers, since 2001. Current Member, Wesley Ladies Choir. Current Choir Facilitator, Kidman Park and Mile End Parish; Grange Baptist Church. Principal Organist, St Michael and All Angels Church, Henley and Grange Anglican Parish, for over 20 years; Choir Mistress; served on various committees; Member, since 1983. Former President, Henley Beach Branch, Mothers Union. Current Treasurer, Sanctuary Guild. Deputy Principal, Senior Teacher and Community Coordinator, Burra Community School, 1953-1983.
Weckert AM, Mr Clement Herbert Alfred (AD1982)
For service to the community.
Weeks OAM, WO 2 Paul Maxwell (AD1994)
For outstanding service to the Australian Army, particularly in the development of the Integrated Logistic Complex at Adelaide Logistic Battalion.
Warrant Officer Weeks enlisted in the Australian Army in 1973 and was allotted to the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps with which he served in a variety of postings and appointments. He is currently posted as the Operator Work Study, Adelaide Logistic Battalion. However, he has been performing the duties of the Battalion Development Officer since December 1992.
Weir AM, The Rev Harold Gibson (AD1989)
For service to the community, particularly in the administration of justice, and to the welfare of victims of crime and of prisoners.
President, Australian Association of Criminal Justice Educators since 1988. Vice-President, SA Victims of Crime Service Inc. since 1985. Member, SA Correctional Services Advisory Council 1982-85. Former World President, International Prisoners' Aid Association 1976-80.
Weir AM MM, Mr Arthur Augustus (QB1978)
For services to the sport of hockey.
Wells AM, Mr Peter Bayford (AD1988)
For service to the community.
Chairman, Anti Cancer Foundation, Universities of SA since 1971. Chairman, Elder's Trustee and Executor Company Ltd.; Director, Retravision. Member, SA Housing Trust 1970-83. President, Kindergarten Union of SA Inc. Inaugural President, St. Peter's College Foundation since 1985. Active in Legacy Club of Adelaide past 25 years. Chairman, Da Costa Samaritan Fund Trust; Director, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Life Member. Life Member, Kathleen Lumley College.
Wells AO QC, The Hon William Andrew Noye (QB1988)
For service to the law, to legal scholarship and to education.
First Solicitor-General of SA 1969; Crown Solicitor 1968. Appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court 1970 and the Senior Judge of the newly created Land and Valuation Division which he established. Founding member, Law Reform Commission of SA 1968. Member of Faculty of Law, University of Adelaide 1951-69 and 1984. Currently: President, Offenders' Aid and Rehabilitation Service since 1986; Member, Legal Education Committee, Law Society of SA since 1982; Trainer of teachers and students in connection with Legal Studies Course, SA Department of Education since 1986; Lecturer to Magistrates on Law of Evidence, Attorney-General's Review of Summary Jurisdiction.
Wells OAM, Mr Kenneth (QB2002)
For service to the community of Whyalla, particularly through assistance to senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Senior Community Welfare Officer, Department of Community Welfare, Whyalla, 1976-1979; Regional Manager, Adolescent and Young Offenders, Northern Country Region, 1979-1981; Voluntary contributor to the Parents' Club at school. District and Regional Manager, Department of Correctional Services, Northern Country Region, 1981-1986; facilitated the re-engagement of offenders into society. Chair, Whyalla Branch, South Australian Council of Social Services, 1987; linked various local and voluntary organisations in Whyalla with the government agencies; produced ‘Way Out Not Hand Out’, a programme to deal with the shocks of industrial restructuring; devised Child Protection Week, which spread to the rest of South Australia, with the primary sponsor now the South Australian Department of Education. Councillor and Alderman, Whyalla City Council, 1993-2000; instigated the provision of a disabled access bus as part of the Council's bus fleet; had a strong emphasis on access to facilities and active consultation to ensure current and proposed services meet the needs of people with disabilities; ensured Council was open, accountable and transparent. Member, Disabled Peoples Whyalla; provides respite, accommodation and transport services for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Founder and committee member, Amaroo Lodge; provides long-term accommodation for aged people as well as respite services for those living with disabilities, 1993. Instigator, Whyalla Council's Disability Action Plan, 2000. Founder, Disability Action Group and Disability Consumers Group. Founder, Elderly Care Action Group. Chair, Whyalla Fund Raising Committee, helping community groups.
Wells OAM, ED, Mr Cedric Bayford (QB2005)
For service to the ageing as President of Cottage Homes Inc, and to the community through exService, military history and religious organisations.
Current President, Cottage Homes Inc (charitable society providing accommodation and care to the aged and infirm), since 1973; current Committee Member, since 1962; significant input for the Committee and 130 residents; regular benefactor to the organisation. Member, Royal United Services Institute of South Australia (promotes national security and defence), since 1952. Founding Member, Army Museum of South Australia, Keswick Barracks, since 1993; Member, Board of Management; instrumental in organising preservation of historical objects. Member, Cathedral Council, St Peter's Cathedral; Warden; Member, Property Committee. Member, Legacy, for 37 years; President of Legacy in South Australia and Broken Hill, 1996-1997. Lieutenant Colonel, Citizen Military Forces in South Australia, and in Vietnam 1968. Operational service, Royal Australian Naval Reserve, World War II.
Wenham AM, Mrs Alison Gene (QB1988)
For service to youth.
Currently serving as the Executive Director of the Young Women's Christian Association, Adelaide, holding this post since 1983; previously a Public Relations Officer with the YWCA, commencing in 1979. Member of the YWCA (SA) Board between 1976 and 1978. For nine years associated with the Board of Management of the Helping hand Centre Incorporated, an organisation dedicated to the care of the aged and youth. Since 1978, served as a co-ordinator of the Parents of Unemployed Youth Programme and between 1978 an 1979 acted as co-ordinator of the Emergency Accommodation Service for Youth. Active also in furthering the interests of women in society through membership of the National Council of Women (SA Branch) and the United Nations Status of Women Committee.
Wenham OAM, Mr Douglas Leslie (AD2004)
For service to the community of Edwardstown.
Edwardstown Meals on Wheels: Volunteer, 1978-2001; Chairman of Management Committee for many years. Clovelly Park Community Health Centre: Founding Member of the Management Committee, 1976-1995. Councillor, City of Marion 1971-1991. Guides South Australia: Member, Central Property Committee, 1980-1990.
West OAM, WO Wayne Anthony (QB1991)
For service to the Royal Australian Air Force as Warrant Officer-in-Charge of Discipline and Ground Instruction at Airman Aircrew Flying Training School.
Warrant Officer West enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in November, 1960, as a Supplier and served in Malaysia in 1964-65. Later with No. 36 Squadron and No. 37 Squadron he flew a total of 101,058 hours on Hercules aircraft. Warrant Officer West was posted to Airmen Aircrew Flying Training School in December, 1985 as the Warrant Officer-in-Charge of Discipline and Ground Instruction.
West OAM, WO 1 Graham Ronald Howard (QB1990)
For service to the Australian Army in the field of computer management.
Joined the Australian Regular Army in 1971 and was allotted to the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. His service includes postings in a variety of logistic and field force units throughout Australia. He is currently serving in a Captain's position with the Directorate of Capital Procurement.
Weston OAM, Mrs Olive Claire (AD1989)
For service to people with intellectual disabilities.
Involved with young adults with disabilities since 1960s. Member, Board of Management, Intellectually Disabled Services Council, Adelaide since 1982. Vice-President, Parents of the Disabled; foundation committee member, Community Living Project for Intellectually Disabled since 1982.
Westwood OAM, Miss Betty Rutherford (QB1988)
For service to conservation.
Raises 2000 tree seedlings annually and donates them to local organisations to plant. Assists Strathalbyn Primary and High Schools in tree propagation and planting. Member of many conservation groups.
Wetherell OAM, Mrs Iidiko (AD2012)
For service to the Hungarian community in South Australia.
President, Federal Council of Hungarian Associations, 2001-2004. President, Council of Hungarian Associations in South Australia, 1998-2003; also served as Vice-President. Current Secretary, Hungarian Club, Norwood. Committee Member, Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia, in the 1990s; Member, since the 1980s; involved, various sub-committees. Member, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, 1983-1986; former Member, Grants Committee. Employed as Executive Officer, Multicultural Education Coordinating Committee, South Australian Education Department, 1986-1999; involved, 1984-1999. President, Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia, 1984-1987; Member, Management Committee, 1982-1984; Representative, Ethnic Schools Advisory Committee. Inaugural President, Hungarian Community School, Adelaide, 1981. Awards/recognition include: Centenary Medal, 2001.
Whallin AM, Mr Peter (AD1976)
For services to the hotel industry.
Wheatley OAM, Dr Brian Peter (AD2012)
For service to medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to medical education.
Medical Director, Women's and Babies’ Division, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, since 2008; Head of Obstetrics Unit, since 1998; Senior Visiting Medical Specialist, 1986-2008. Founding Member and current Chairperson, Education Sub-Committee, Maternal, Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee, SA Health. Current Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Adelaide. Volunteer Gynaecologist to Medical Camps Program, International Nepal Fellowship (Nepal), since 2001.
Wheaton OAM, Mrs Lawline May (AD1987)
For service to the community.
President, Western Eyre Peninsula Schools' Welfare Association 1979-81, representing combined parent groups of towns spanning distance of 314 kilometres of South Australia's Far West Coast. Delegate to South Australian Association of School Parents' Clubs eight years (SAASPC). SAASPC Representative on ABC Educational School Broadcasts two years. Secretary, Snowtown School Parents' Club three years, President five years. Life Member 1976.
Wheaton OAM, Lt Col Ivan Grattan (QB1997)
For service to regimental and military history and to the South Australian Branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australia.
Mr Wheaton served as the Regimental Colonel of the Royal South Australian Regiment from 1985-91, and continues as a member. Serves as an active member of the Regimental Council since 1990. Is a member of the Army Museum of South Australia. Has been Vice-President, Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch for three years; member for 11 years and served on governing council. Mr Wheaton served in the CMF/Army Reserve for over 30 years.
Wheaton OAM, Mrs Barbara Maureen (QB2012)
For service to the community, particularly through the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.
Member, Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide; since 1984; Life Member, since 1991; Member, Growing Group, 2007-2012; Member, Strategic Plan Group, 2006-2010; Member, Tours Committee, 1999-2001; Member, Publications Committee, 1991-2000; Guide Publicity Officer, since 2010; Guide Booking Officer, 2008-2010; Garden Guide Leader, 1995-1998; Garden Guide, 1985-2012; Convenor, Book and Craft Shop, 1984-1995; Member, Friends Shop Committee, 1984-1995; Member, Birds SA. Member, Royal Zoological Society of South Australia. Member, Australian Plant Society SA Region. Member, Bush Heritage Australian. Member, Australian Conservation Foundation.
Wheeler OAM, Dr Brian Charles (QB2009)
For service to dentistry, and to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
President, Australian Dental Association (ADA), South Australia, 1990, Branch Councillor 1988-1991; Chairman, Constitution Committee, 2003-2005, Member, 1990-1994 and 2002-2005; Chairman, ADA Faculty Liaison, 1990, Member, 1989-1991; Chairman, Dental Services Committee, 1988, Member, 1979-1991; Chairman, Public Relations Committee, 1989, Member, 1989-1991. National President, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia Council, 1998-2000; Vice-President, 1997-1998; Central Operations Delegate to Council, 1994-20000; Australian Councillor, 1984, 1986-1987 and 1990-2000. President, RFDS Central Operations, 1991-1994; Councillor 1979-2002; Life Member, 2002. Awards include: Distinguished Service Award, Australian Dental Association, 1999.
Whicker AM, Mr Leigh Robert (AD2013)
For significant service to the sport of Australian rules football in South Australia.
Executive Commissioner, South Australian National Football League (SANFL), since 1990; General Manager, 1984-2000; Life Member, 1996. Served on the Boards of the Port Adelaide Football Club and the Adelaide Football Club. Manager, Sturt Football Club, 1966-1972; Delegate to SANFL 1968-1972. Member, Steering Committee, 1972; responsible for building Football Park West Lakes (now known as AAMI Stadium). Life Member, Australian Football League, 2004. Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority, responsible for the new $535m Adelaide Oval development to be completed by 2014. Awards/recognition include: Australian Sports Medal, 2000.
Whitbread OAM, Mr John Maxwell (AD1988)
For public service.
Recently retired from the position of Chief Superintendent of South Australia Police Force as Officer-in-Charge, Region C. Joined the South Australia Police Force 1944.
White OAM, Brig Randal Derek (QB1991)
For service to education, to engineering, and to the community.
Principal, Whyalla Campus, South Australian Institute of Technology 1979-1990. Past President, Whyalla Rotary Club. Member, Whyalla Industrial Development Executive. Co-founder, Whyalla Education City Association. Member, Whyalla Hospital Board and the TAFE College Board. Joined the Australian Army as a Lieutenant in 1951; retired as Brigadier and Director-General of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering 1975.
White OAM, Mrs Desme Heather (AD1996)
For service to dance education.
Dance teacher, Kilkenny Primary School 1969-85. Established a multicultural dance and music programme for all children from pre-school to Year 7. The "Kilkenny Kids" performed regularly for charitable organisations and other school groups and the programme became part of the school's multicultural education curriculum which also involved language learning and dressmaking. Arranged for national and international dance instructors to teach in South Australian Schools and at Kilkenny Primary. Involved with "Come Out" Festivals and in choreography for the J150 celebrations. Choreographed and composed the music for The Queen Adelaide Waltz used at several State functions. Since retiring has voluntarily composed and recorded 115 pieces of original music included in the new Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing Syllabus (1993). Formed the Desme White Heritage Dance Group, 1983, which continues to perform at functions. Convener, Multicultural Folkdance Section, Australian Association for Dance Education, National Dance Conference 1989. Still gives demonstrations of historic dances to aged people and choreographed a Walk and Dance project and a Wheelchair Dance for older and/or disabled people and composed the music.
White AO CMG, Mr John Sampson (QB1982)
For public service.
White AO, The Hon James Michael (QB1992)
For service to the law and to the community.
Justice Michael White is Senior Puisne Judge in the Supreme Court of South Australia. During his years in legal practice, he has played an important role in the life of the legal profession and its service to the public. This is evidenced by his membership of the Council of the Law Society and his deep involvement in legal aid. Judge White was appointed to the District Court Bench when it was established in 1970, and in 1973 was made first Chairman of the Consumer Credit Tribunal. His work made an important contribution to the welfare of the community and to the development of a body of consumer law in Australia. Since 1977 he has been a Judge of the Supreme Court, and his judgements are marked by legal learning, clear reasoning, and an understanding of how the law must be applied to best serve community needs. In the past year he has given further service to the community as Chairman of the Electoral Boundaries Commission. Justice White is also actively associated with church, university, school and community organisations, including the Flinders University Law School Founding Committee.
White AM, Mr Ronald Thomas (QB1984)
For service to local government and to the community.
White OAM, Ms Audrey Suzanne (QB2002)
For service to music as an administrator and educator.
Institute of Music Teachers: National Chairperson, until the end of April, 2002; Inaugural member, since 1980; Fellow, 2000. Music Teachers' Association of South Australia: Honorary President, 1985-1988 and 1995-1999; Member, 2001 Council; Member, since 1968; involved in organising summer schools, seminars, workshops, scholarships and awards. Australian Music Examinations Board: Chair, Examiners' Committee, since 1992; Examiner, since 1977; member, Prizes Committee, since 1988; member, State Committee, 1985-2000, the committee decides policies for SA and the Northern Territory. Australian Society for Keyboard Music (Recitals Australia): Honorary President, since 2000; Council member. Flinders Street School of Music: Member, Chamber Players of SA; lecturer in piano and in the school's diploma and degree courses, for 28 years since 1970; provided voluntary support at the school, until its closure in December 2001.
White OAM, Mrs Betty Eirene (QB2007)
For service to nursing, particularly as a nurse educator, and to the community through the University of the Third Age.
Assistant Principal, Senior Studies, School of Nursing, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, 1986-1991 and 1992-1993; Acting Principal, 1985-1986 and 1991-1992; Nurse Educator, 1971-1984. President and Secretary, Australian Nursing Federation, SA Branch, (Education Section); retired 1993. President, Alliance of U3As in South Australia Inc, 2006-2007. President, Tea Tree Gully Branch, University of the Third Age (U3A), 1996-1998 and since 2002; Treasurer, 1999-2001; Member, since 1994; Honorary Life Member, 2002; Membership has grown from 100 in 1995 to more than 500 in 2006. Conducts classes on Music Enjoyment; Health Promotion; Words Alive; and Bone Density. Was a major contributor to the Branch becoming incorporated. Memebr of committee to formulate a combined State U3A body. Has negotiated with State Government and Council to obtain a building to accommodate classes. Was involved in the establishment of 5 other U3A branches.
Whitehead AM, Miss Mary Alice (QB1984)
For service to the community particularly women's activities.
Miss Whitehead, a retired Mathematical Analyst and Data Processor, was an Executive member of the Commonwealth Officers' Association for many years and served as the first woman President from 1972-1973. She has been a member of Soroptimist International since 1957 and was the first President of the Soroptimist Federation of the South West Pacific. Her many further involvements include the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation (South Australia Australian President for five years) and the National Council of Women of South Australia. Miss Whitehead served in the AIF as a member of the Australian Army Medical Women's Service during World War II.
Whiteside OAM, Ms Chris Anne (AD2005)
For service to the community through the Youth Hostels Association of South Australia and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia.
Chairperson, Youth Hostels Association of South Australia (YHASA), since 1997; Board Member, 1984-1997. Chairperson, Adelaide Regional Group Activities Committee YHASA, 1980-1986 and since 1994; Secretary, 1987-1994; Member, 1973-1980. Board Member, Youth Hostels Association of Australia, since 1997; chaired a number of sub?committees. Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme: Chairperson, Gold Award and Expedition Panel, since 1987; Member, State Award Committee, since 1987. Guiding movement: Guide Leader, 1st Prospect Guide Company, Guides South Australia, 1970-1971; Assistant Guide Leader, 1968-1970.
Whitford OAM, Mr Peter Graham (QB2006)
Service to local government and the community of the Yankalilla District through civic, educational, service and church organisations, and to primary industry.
Mayor, District Council of Yankalilla, since 2003; Councillor, since 1981. Fire Control Officer and Committee Member, Myponga Country Fire Service Unit, for over 30 years; President, for several years. Member, Yankalilla Rotary Club, for 18 years. Committee Member, Myponga Primary School, since 2000; Chairman, 1970-1972. Chairman, Willunga High School Council, for several years. Committee Member, Myponga Memorial Hall Committee, since 1962; President, 1980-1984; Vice-President, 1972. Committee Member, Myponga Memorial Community Centre, since 1964; President, 1982-1984, 1986 and 1991; Vice-President, 1968, 1971, 1979 and 1985. Member, Parish Council, South-West Fleurieu Uniting Churches, 1980-1995; Elder, Myponga Congregation, 1977; Secretary, Leaders' meeting, 1964-1976; Uniting Church Youth Group Leader, for several years. Life Member, Southern Football League. President, Myponga Football Club, 1966-1967; Committee Member; Life Member. Committee Member, South Australian Branch, Australian Jersey Breeders Association, since 1985; President, for 2 terms. Current Patron, Mount Compass Jersey Cattle Club; Committee Member, since 1973; President, Mount Compass Field Day Committee, for 16 years. Director, Dairy Vale Farmers, 1994-1997; Director, Dairy Vale Co-operative, 1988-1994.
Whitmarsh OAM, Mr Desmond Robert (QB2003)
For service to the community of Ceduna.
Chairman, Ceduna School Community Library Board, since its inception in 1982. Initiator of the Ceduna branch of the State Emergency Service (South Australia); still active. Member, Ceduna Area School Council; Chairman, for 10 years. Committee member, Far West Senior Citizens' Village, 1979-1996; Vice-Chairman, 1981-1996. Member, Freemason's Lodge, for 49 years; Worshipful master of the Ceduna Lodge, currently in 4th term as Master. Justice of the Peace, for 30 years; still serves on local court bench on a weekly or fortnightly basis; Chairman, West Coast Justices Association, for 8 years. Councillor, District Council of Murat Bay, 1970-1977 and 1984-1987; Mayor, 1981-1983. Member, Board of the District Hospital of Murat Bay, for 6 years. Member, Ceduna Memorial Hall Committee; Chairman, for over 10 years. Representative of the South Australian Ombudsman in Ceduna, since 1999. Secretary, Far West Dog Fence Board, for many years.
Whitrod AC, Mr Raymond Wells (AD1993)
For service to Australian law enforcement, to victims of crime and to the community.
Commissioner of Police Queensland 1970-76, highly regarded as dignified, intelligent, honest. During term as Police Commissioner introduced professionalism to force and vehemently fought corruption; founded Queensland Police Academy and introduced promotion based on performance. Resigned in protest at political interference into operation of the Police Force. Very active in support for victims of crime; instrumental in establishment Victims of Crime Service, Chairman, Spokesperson. Key role in fostering development organisation Australia wide. Foundation Executive member World Society of Victimology 1979. Represented Victims at SA Government Inquiry into Victims in 1980 - first such inquiry in world. Chosen to help draft United Nations Charter on Rights of Victims of Crime. Widely known and respected for dignificent and sustained contribution. Visiting Fellow in Criminology ANU 1977-81. Member SA Correctional Services Advisory Council since 1987. Commissioner of Police PNG 1969-72. First Commissioner Commonwealth Police 1960-69. Director Commonwealth Investigation Service 1953-60. Assistant Director ASIO 1949-53.
Whitrod AM, Mr Raymond Wells (AD1987)
For service to the community.
Whittaker OAM, Mr Brenton Mark (AD2007)
For service to children through support for orphanages in South East Asia.
Director, Australian Cambodian Foundation, since 2001; organisation which runs orphanages in Cambodia; involved with fundraising. Founder, Carry For Kids, 1996; organisation which coordinates travellers to take supplies from Australia to orphanages in South East Asia. Founder, Shoeboxes of Love, 2002; project set up following the Bali bombings to deliver boxes of items to orphanages in Bali and other South East Asian countries. Founder, Bali Kids, 2005; organisation which raised funds for orphanages and a medical clinic in Bali. Involved with organising fundraising events for Know One Teach One, 2004; a hospitality training centre for disadvantaged youth in Hanoi, Vietnam. Travel Agent, Venture Holidays, 1990-2004.
Whittenbury OAM, Mr Leonard Ross (AD2007)
For service to the community through ex-service, aged care, social welfare and sporting organisations.
President, St Morris Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia, since 1991; Vice-President, on 4 occasions; Member, since 1946; Life Member, 1993. Secretary, 27th Battalion Ex-Servicemen's Association, since 1990; President, 1980-1981; has held various other positions at different periods since joining in 1946. Board Member, Norwood Aged Cottage Homes, since 2000. Volunteer driver, Payneham Meals on Wheels, since 1981. Very active with the Maylands Methodist Football Club, which belonged to the (now defunct) United Church Football League, from its inception in 1945 until its demise in 1972. Chair, South Australian Branch, first Tranmere Sea Scouts Parents' Committee, 1973-1993. Committee Member, Footwear Retailers Association (SA) and Retail Traders Association (SA), whilst the Proprietor of Judds Shoe Stores Pty Limited, late 1950s-late 1970s. Awards/recognition include: Australian Sports Medal, for his service to Country and Metropolitan Football and SANFL Clubs, 2000. Merit Certificate, for his service at executive level to the (now defunct) United Church Football League, South Australian National Football League, 1981.
Whittington OAM, Mr Dudley Lyle (AD1990)
For service to commerce and property development.
Secretary and Executive Director of the Building Owners' and Managers' Association (BOMA) 1981-86. Project Director for the 1965-66 Central Market re-development.
Whittle OAM, Mrs Irene Ruth (QB2006)
Service to local government and to the community of Peterborough.
Mayor, District Council of Peterborough, since 1991; first elected to Council, 1983. Current District Council of Peterborough Representative, Central Local Government Region of South Australia Board; Deputy Chair, since 2000. Current District Council of Peterborough Representative, Local Government Association. Chairperson, Peterborough Soldiers Memorial Hospital Board, since 1992; Board Member, since 1985. Deputy Chairperson, Mid North Regional Health Service Inc, 1996-2003. Chairman, Mid North Secondary Education Co-operative. Chairperson, Peterborough High School Council. Organiser, Peterborough's Australia Day Celebrations and Citizens Awards. Current Chair, Steamtown Management Committee. Patron, Peterborough's Golf Club, Netball Club, and Bowls Club. Justice of the Peace. Awards/recognition include: Centenary Medal, for her service to the community, particularly as Mayor, District Council of Peterborough, 2001. Australian Citizen of the Year, 1990.
Whyte AM, The Hon Arthur Mornington (QB1987)
For service to the Parliament of South Australia.
Recently retired as a member of the Legislative Council of South Australia after an unbroken term commencing 1966. Served as President and Chairman of Committees 1978-85. Held a range of positions in organisations of the Parliament including: Deputy Chairman of the Joint House Committee; Vice-President of the SA Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Trustee of the Parliamentary Superannuation Fund, etc. Served as a representative of stockowners and graingrowers on a range of government committees. Associated with horse racing, trotting, and show jumping in South Australia for over 30 years.
Wibberley OAM, Dr David John (QB1989)
For service to community health.
Senior Medical Officer, Tumby Bay Hospital 1957-89. Instigated building of new nurses wing, new children's ward and administration block. Encouraged establishment of the Community Health and Welfare Centre, local St. John Ambulance Brigade, Royal District Nursing Society, Meals on Wheels Service.
Wickham OAM, Mr William Stanley (AD1993)
For service to the community and to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of South Australia and to the Northern Territory.
Great courage and determination in dealing with MS since diagnosed 1961. Before that well known as sportsman, writer, TV panellist. Inspirational in long association with MS Society of SA, particularly effective advocate raising public awareness, understanding. Key role as significant fund-raiser, especially in organising MS/Police Wheelchair Charity Run with Adelaide Grand Prix; Night of Stars. MS Person of Year 1985. Other active community associations including Arthritis Foundation. Highly regarded for significant contribution.
Wickham OAM, Mrs Jean Cecilia (QB2007)
For service to the community through local government, charitable, health and aged care organisations.
Councillor, City of Burnside, 1977-1982, 1991-1995 and 1997-2006. Mayor, 1987-1989; Alderman, 1982-1983 and 1985-1987. Council Representative to a number of community Boards, including the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Health Authority, the Burnside Community Development Board, the Royal District Nursing Society, Burnside Branch and the Lindon Park Senior Citizens’ Club Board, 1970s and 1980s. Member and/or Chair, many Council Committees. Member, Local Government Association Consultative Council. Member, Metropolitan Eastern Councils Regional Organisation. Executive Director, National Heart Foundation, South Australia Division, for 7 years. Vice- Chairman/Executive Member/Delegate, South Australia Council on the Ageing, 1979-1985. Board Member, Board of Governors, Burnside Memorial Hospital, for many years from 1987. Board Member, Pineview Villages Inc, 1980s. Member, Beryl Lipman Easter Appeal Committee, Adelaide Children’s Hospital, for 18 years; former Board Member. Member, Board of Management, Independent Living Centre, for three years. Member, Glenside Hospital Ethics Committee. Supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, Australian Red Cross, Probus, the Burnside Symphony Orchestra and the Combined Churches of Burnside. Member, Liberal Party of Australia, South Australia Division, since 1979; Member of a range of committees. Member, Australian Institute of Management. Member, Institute of Personnel Management of Australia. Affiliate, Public Relations Institute of Australia, South Australia Division. Justice of the Peace.
Wicks OAM, Mrs Dorothy Winifred (QB1986)
For community service to welfare organisations.
Organiser Mitcham Hills area Meals on Wheels, driver and deliverer since 1966, Committee member since 1976, Vice-President 1980-85. Organising convener of stall at Annual Blackwood Rotary Fair for Meals on Wheels since 1975. Volunteer helper/member National Trust since 1976. Volunteer collector Crippled Children's Association 1960-86.
Wieland AO, Ms Barbara (QB2013)
For distinguished service to public administration in, and to the community of, South Australia through the delivery and reform of mental health services.
Ms Wieland left Health SA during 2012 after 40 years’ distinguished service in the public mental health sector in South Australia. General Manager, Rehabilitation and Recovery Services, Central Northern Adelaide Health Service, Health SA. Service Director, North Western Adelaide Mental Health Service. Director of Nursing of the SAMHS; among other roles. After leaving Health SA Ms Wieland completed a contract in the Office of the Public Advocate, and is currently employed in Aged Care. Her achievements include: Introduction of people with a 'lived experience' of mental illness (consumers or carers) into the mental health services workforce. Advocated for legislative reform in the area of Mental Health Services. Key role in establishing the first public mental health service related Consumer Advisory Group, later replicated across each mental health area service. A leader for over 20 years in developing and improving quality in public, integrated community mental health services. Developed the only metropolitan Adelaide Aboriginal Mental Health liaison program with Indigenous peer workers. Promoted and supported ongoing professional development, leadership and enhancement of allied health professional roles and structures within mental health services. Convenor, Mental Health Services Conference of Australia and New Zealand (TheMHS), when held in Adelaide. TheMHS is an international mental health education forum and organises two major mental health events annually, the Conference and the Summer Forum. TheMHS Conference is the largest meeting of mental health professionals, consumers and carers in Australasia. Awards/recognition include: Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Achievement Award, TheMHS.
Wight OAM, Ms Rosemary Elizabeth (AD2009)
For service to the arts, particularly through executive roles with the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.
Executive Producer, Adelaide Writers' Week, biennial Adelaide Festival of Arts, since 1992; Executive Producer, Adelaide Festival for Ideas, since 1998. Freelance arts publicist in Adelaide, between 1986 and 1994. Has worked in various roles for the Adelaide Festival of Arts, since 1982, including Artists Liaison Officer, Publicist and Forum Producer before her being appointed Executive Producer of the Writers’ Week in 1992.
Wighton AO, Mrs Rosemary Neville (QB1988)
For public service, for service to literature and to the community.
Deputy Director-General, Department of Community Welfare (SA Government) since 1984. Women's Adviser, Department of the Premier and Cabinet 1979-84. Chairperson, Literature Board, Australian Council since 1984. Member, Board of Governors, Adelaide Festival of Arts since 1980; Chair, Writers' Week Committee 1978-80, Member 1970-82. Part Owner and Editor, "Australian Book Review" 1962-71. Member, Family Law Council of Australia 1982-84. Member, Arts Grants Advisory Committee (SA Government) 1974-78. Commissioner, SA Planning Commission 1988.
Wigzell OAM, Mr William Ernest (QB1979)
For service to the sport of motor racing.
Wilhelm OAM, Mr Maurice John (AD2010)
For service to the environment, and to the community of Murray Bridge through local govemment, service and church organisations.
National Board Member, Murray Darling Association, since 1999; Regional Chair, since 1999; Member, for over 30 years; Life Member, 2003. Member, Mannum to Wellington Local Action Planning Committee, for over 10 years. Deputy Mayor, Rural City of Murray Bridge, 1991-1997; Councillor, 1985-1997; Chairman, Lerwin Home for the Aged, for 12 years; involved in establishing the Home and remains active as a visitor. Secretary/Treasurer, Hammond Electorate, Liberal Party of Australia, former Branch Chairman; former President and Vice-President, Murray Bridge Branch; former President and Vice-President, Mayo Electorate Committee. Bulletin Editor, Rotary Club of Mobilong, since 1998; President, 1987-1988; former Treasurer, Program Officer and Club Service Director. English Tutor to Chinese immigrant families in Murray Bridge, 2006. Treasurer, Friendship Force of Murray Bridge; Exchange Director for group from New Zealand; Leader of exchange group to England and Germany, 2002; Foundation Member. Secretary, Younghusband Branch, Agricultural Bureau, 1947-1958; Life Member, 1958. Service to the Lutheran Church includes: Elder and Chairman, St Martin’s Church, Mannum. Chairman and Treasurer, Holy Cross Lutheran Congregation, Murray Bridge. Chairman, Murray Bridge Lutheran Parish. Inaugural Chairman, Murray Bridge Lutheran Homes Board, for 15 years. Awards/recognition include: Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Rural City of Murray Bridge, 2008. Meritorious Service Award, Liberal Party of Australia, 1999. Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Mobilong 1992; Sapphire Pin, 2009.
Wilhelm OAM, Mrs Shirley Joan (AD2013)
For service to the community through church and service organisations.
Catering Secretary, Women's Guild of Christ Church and Holy Cross Lutheran Churches, Murray Bridge, since 1977; Organiser/Manager, Guild Thrift Shop, 1997-2005; Member, Thrift Shop Committee, since 1997. Member, St Martin's Lutheran Women's Guild, Mannum, ca1950-1977; Teacher, Sunday School, for many years. President, Rotary Club of Mobilong, 2001-2002; Vice-President, 2000-2001; International Director, 1998-1999; Member, since 1993. Cookery Judge and Steward, Murray Bridge Agricultural and Horticultural Show Society, since ca1990. Active Member, Friends of Lerwin (Lerwin Nursing Home), since 1982; involved in various fundraising events. Officer, St John Ambulance Service, ca 1983-1995; 12 years' service award, 1997; supporter, various fundraising events. President, Women's Agricultural Bureau South Australia, 1985-1986; Treasurer; Regional Councillor, Murraylands Region; 40 years' service badge, Life Member, 1977; Foundation Member, Young Husband Branch, 1957; also President.
Willats OAM, Mr Ernest Victor (AD1988)
For service to the community.
Fifty years involvement with fire fighting and prevention; currently Fire Control Officer, Port Elliot Country Fire Service, Club Patron and Life Member, Victor Harbor Youth Club. Vice-President, Port Elliot Institute Committee since 1962.
Willett AM, Brigadier (ret) Donald (QB1998)
For service to the community, particularly through the Royal United Services Institute, the Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship, Toc H and the Joint Commonwealth Societies Council.
Brigadier Willett is currently Vice-President of the Royal United Services Institute of South Australia (since 1993; also, 1986-1987, 1983-1985 and 1974-1981; President, 1987-1990 and 1990-1993; Councillor, 1985-1986 and 1981-1983. He has organised seminars for the Institute and was responsible for re-writing the constitution when the organisation was granted the prefix "Royal". Brigadier Willet is also Vice-President, the Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship SA and has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining close contact with the Council for International Students SA. Serves as President for SA, Toc H and has done so since 1989. Chairman, 1995-1998, Joint Commonwealth Societies Council SA. He is the Vice-President and Board Member, Legacy Club of Adelaide; member since 1978.
Williams AM, Mr Raymond Clarence (AD1988)
For public service and for service to the community.
Constructed Adelaide's Bolivar Sewage Treatment Works and Hope Valley Reservoir. Deputy Director-General, Engineering and Water Supply Department, 1985-86; joined Department 1949. Director, Operations 1980-85, Engineer for Water and Sewage Treatment 1974-80, Assistant Engineer for Water and Sewage Treatment 1968-74. President, Department's Social Club 1973-76. Member, Board of Management, Payneham Youth Centre, 38 years, Life Member. Awarded Payneham Citizen of the Year Award 1981 and SA Community Recreation Association T. B. Prescott Award, 1981.
Williams AM, Mr Foster Neil (AD1981)
For service to the sport of Australian football.
Williams AM, Mr Verdun George Edward Garrett (AD1992)
For service to music and to the community.
Well known and respected musician in both professional and amateur musical committees in Australia. Orchestral percussionist, composer, arranger, best known as conductor. Supervisor Music ABC Victoria after World War II., then 3DB where he formed broadcasting orchestras, became known for skills as composer and arranger ballet scores. Percussionist WA Symphony Orchestra 1960s. Music Development Officer SA Department Further Education 1970s. Subsequently conducted for Australian Ballet, close association WA Ballet Company. More recently extremely active conductor of amateur orchestras and musical theatre. Instrumental in re-formed revitalised Norwood Orchestra.
Williams OAM, Miss Pegi (AD1992)
For service to children's literature.
From 1946 to 1977 Children's Book Buyer, E.S. Wigg & Son. Co-founder SA Storytellers' Guild. 1948 joined Children's Book Council of Australia serving continuously in capacities including Secretary, SA President 1988. 1977-87 joined David Ridyard and Adrian Sauvas in Senior Bookshelf, Children's Bookshelf of Australia and Pegi Williams Bookshelf. 1987 opened Pegi Williams Bookshop.
Williams OAM, Mr Leslie James (AD1992)
For service to the community.
Chairman Two Wells Melodrama Group raising $32,000 for community. Instrumental in establishment of Community Centre opened in 1985. Past President Rotary. Member Country Fire Service. Involved in establishment Community Advancement Association to encourage park improvements and restoration of historic sites. Associated with establishment senior citizens' homes, also used skills as craftsman for community benefit.
Williams AO, Mr Kenneth Douglas (QB1989)
For service to business and commerce and to the community.
Chairman of Directors, Southern Farmers' Group Ltd since 1980. President, Confederation of Australian Industry 1984-86. Chairman: Prime Finance Corporation Pty Ltd since 1986; Beneficial Finance Corporation since 1986; T. O'Connor Holdings Ltd. 1978-1988; Top Australia Ltd 1984-1988. Member, Institute of Directors (SA Division) 1968-85; Chairman 1984-85; Member of National Council 1984-86. Honorary Board member and Deputy Chairman: Royal Adelaide Hospital 1978-85; Advance Australia Foundation 1984-87. Inaugural Chairman and Board member, Waite Agricultural Institute 1982-88. National Board member and Foundation Chairman of SA Branch, Child Accident Prevention Foundation 1983-88. Foundation Chairman (SA) Business in the Community Inc. since 1988. Chairman, Adelaide Central Mission since 1981, Board member since 1970.
Williams AO, Dr Donald Gatherer (AD1993)
For service to engineering and to transport.
Distinguished Engineer and Manager, joined Australian National Railways Commission (ANRC) 1977 as Assistant General Manager; established first corporate plan and developed 10- year plan for ANR to break-even on commercial basis. General Manager 1979, instrumental achievement plan with emphasis on major system upgrading and productivity improvement and retraining and redeployment to minimise impact on people. Currently Chairman ANRC. Appointed Chief Executive Australian Submarine Corporation 1988, Managing Director 1989, responsible for construction Collins Class submarines in Australia; instrumental creation unique environment industry harmony, productivity. Also key role in innovative management; computerised system Integrated Support Logistics developed so successfully it is being marketed here and overseas. Significent and sustained contribution to profession.
Williams AM, Mr Donald Percival (QB1981)
For service to the community.
Williams OAM, Mr Edwards Albert (AD1988)
For service to secondary industry.
National President, Earthmoving Contractors' Association 1980-82, 1974-77. Member, Earthmoving Contractors' Association, South Australia since 1964, executive member 1968-86, Vice-President 1959-61, 1973-74, President 1971-73. Member, Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SA) since 1959. Scout and Venturer Leader 20 years.
Williams AM, Mrs Elizabeth Bell (AD1995)
For service to the trade union movement and to the rights of women in the workforce.
Mrs Williams has been engaged in pioneering work in the trade union movement, particularly concerning women's issues, for more than 25 years. As a shop steward, she was the first woman to represent South Australia as its delegate to ACTU 1972-79, Executive member of the Vehicle Builders' Union taking a leading role in campaigns for equal employment opportunity, equal pay for equal work, long service leave, workers' compensation, maternity leave. First co-ordinator of the SA Working Women's Centre 1979-81; Tutor at the Trade Union Training Authority 1973-81. Founding member of the ALP's Women's Policy Steering Committee; Member of the Working Women's Taskforce Committee which formulated the Working Women's Charter.
Williams OAM, Mrs Kathleen Marjorie (QB1997)
For service to the development of community health care programmes and services on Kangaroo Island as Director of Nursing of the local hospital.
Employed as Director of Nursing, Kangaroo Island General Hospital from 1972 until February 1996. In addition to this role, she was instrumental in the development of aged care facilities, women's health programmes and social work services. Mrs Williams devoted much of her own time to improving health facilities and increasing public awareness of health issues.
Williams AM, Mrs Enid Joyce (AD1998)
For service to the health of people with eating disorders as Founder of the Anorexia Bulimia Nervosa Association of South Australia.
Mrs Williams founded the Anorexia Bulimia Nervosa Association Inc. of South Australia (ABNA) in 1983 and has been the driving force behind this body ever since. She is still president and very active in pursuing the goals of this group. As an advocate for those suffering from anorexia and bulimia she gives support to individual victims of eating disorders. ABNA has become a role model for similar groups around Australia and overseas. With funds donated by the Morialta Trust, ABNA presents educational talks to primary school children on the dangers of eating disorders.
Williams AO, Em Prof William David (QB2002)
For service to science, particularly as a pioneer in and a major contributor to the body of world knowledge in the field of limnology, and as an advocate for the need for conservation of species and habitats.
Pioneer in the field of limnology, an environmental science concerned with rivers, lakes and wetlands (integrates physics, chemistry and biology and is often called the science of inland waters). For the last 15-20 years, his primary research was in the field of Saline Lakes and Salinity. Contributed to many water resource and conservation projects in Australia, India, South Africa, Botswana, Central Asia, Indonesia and Malaysia. Wrote more than 250 papers, books and conference papers concerning the physical, chemical and biological nature of inland waters, and participated on a range of government committees and industrial consultancies. Chair, Zoology, University of Adelaide, 1975-1994. Co-founder, Australian Society for Limnology, 1961; President, 1972-1973. Founding Member, Fellow and Past President, Australian Institute of Biology; Chair, Publications Board of the Institute. Chairman, South Australian Fisheries Research Advisory Board, 1998; instrumental in publishing the State's first Fisheries and Aquaculture 5-Year Research and Development Strategy used as a model for subsequent reports from other states. Editor, International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology. Served on the first federal conservation battle in Australia - the Lake Pedder Committee of Enquiry. Held executive positions with the International Association of Limnology, the International Institute of Ecology, and the Royal Society of South Australia. Elected Foreign Fellow, Russian Academy of Natural Science, Moscow, having been involved with the evaluation of the Aral Sea disaster, 1994. Vice-Chairman, Scientific Committee, International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (Japan), since 1995. Authored a number of books concerning water resources, the most significant of which was Australian Freshwater Life which remained the standard for information about the natural history and identification of freshwater animals for 20 years, and only recently has been overtaken by new taxonomic information. On his retirement, donated his professional library to the South Australian Research and Development Institute. Member, National Parks Foundation of South Australia Inc (now known as Nature Foundation SA Inc), during the 1990s. Trustee, World Wide Fund for Nature Australia, 1980s-1990; observer on the Scientific Advisory Committee. Awards include: Hillary Jolly Medal, Australian Society for Limnology. Awarded D.Sc from University of Liverpoll, UK, given for high academic achievement.
Williams AM, Dr Patrick James (QB2003)
For service to oenology and to flavour science, particularly through research into the compounds affecting wine flavour and ageing potential.
Acting Director, Australian Wine Research Institute, until his retirement in 1997; Deputy Director, 1985-1997; Manager, Chemistry Group, 1981-1985; Principal Research Scientist, 1976-1981; Senior Research Scientist, 1974-1976. Lecturer, Advanced Wine Certificate Course, Hospitality Department, Adelaide Institute of TAFE, 1998-2001. President, South Australian Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 1988-1989; Vice-President, 1986-1988; Adrien Albert Lecturer, 1991. Honorary Research Lecturer, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, 1992. Awards include: Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Food Industry Innovation Award, 1980. Royal Australian Chemical Institute Medal for Applied Research, 1985. Inaugural Corrado Cantarelli Prize, Italian Academy of Viticulture and Oenology, 1995 (for outstanding contribution in the field of wine knowledge and science).
Williams OAM, Mrs Edith Isabel (QB2003)
For service to the community, particularly through the Royal Association of Justices of South Australia and the Royal Society for the Blind.
President, Royal Association of Justices of South Australia, 1991-1993; Chairperson, Women Justices Group and State Councillor, since 1985; Chairperson, Education committee; Chairperson, Association Centenary Celebrations Committee, 1995-1997; appointed Justice of the Peace, 1977; Editor The Honorary Magistrate, 1988-1998; Life Member, 2003. President, Australian Council of Justices Association, 1998-1999; Vice-President and committee member, 1991-1997. Bench duties, Adelaide Magistrates' Court and Holden Hill Magistrates' Court, 1979-1995. Interviewed applicants for Commission of Justice of the Peace, Attorney-General's Office, 1991-1995. Visiting Inspector for Department of Correctional Services (Northfield Prison, Women's Section), 1982-1994. Reader for the Royal Society for the Blind, for over 30 years. Meals on Wheels, volunteer for 10 years. Volunteer librarian at Glen Osmond Institute Library, for over 20 years; Burnside Mobile Library volunteer at Resthaven Nursing Home. Awards include: Centenary Medal, 2003.
Williams AM RFD, Brigadier Nicholas Allan (QB2006)
Exceptional service to the Australian Army performing the duties of Commander 9th Brigade and Director Army Personnel Agency Adelaide.
As Director Army Personnel Agency Adelaide, Brigadier Williams managed the transition to Personnel Management Key Solution System and prepared the Agency for the new Australian Defence Force performance appraisal reports. As Commander 9th Brigade and as Army Area Representative Central Region, Brigadier Williams has been instrumental in the employment of Reserve soldiers at Butterworth, on Operation RELEX, in provision of Support to the Civil Community on Operation EYRE PHOENIX, and in enhancing the Australian Army’s standing with business and government. Through his superior interpersonal skills and innovative training methods, the 9th Brigade Reserve Response Force have been the forerunner for the successful integration of Reserve domestic security forces with state domestic agencies.
Williams OAM, Ms Deidre Ann (AD2008)
For service to the arts as an administrator for a range of arts organisations in South Australia, to the development of arts policy, and through support for youth arts and children's theatre.
Chair, Arts Industry Council of South Australia, 2001-2006. Deputy Chair, South Australian Youth Arts Board, 1998-2000. Chair, Patch (Children's) Theatre, since 2002. Industry Development Manager, Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation, since 2005. Freelance consultant and researcher in the arts since 1997. Executive Officer, Community Arts Network, 1988-1996; Life Member. Executive Officer, Young People and the Arts Australia, 2003-2005. Program Manager, Arts Council of South Australia, 1986-1988. Regional Community Arts Officer, 1984-1986. Author, Creating Social Capital, 1996; How the Arts Measure Up, 1997.
Williamson OAM, Mr Clement George (QB1980)
For service to local government and to the community.
Williamson AM, Assoc. Prof. John Henry (QB1998)
For service to medical research, particularly in the fields of hyperbaric medicine and marine envenomation, to the Surf Life Saving Association of Australia and to St John Ambulance of Australia.
Professor Williamson has made major contributions to medical research, marine evenomation, the lifesaving movement and St John Ambulance Australia. Positions held: consultant for marine envenomation, National Medical Advisory Panel of the Surf Life Saving Association of Australia since 1974; Co-founder, International Consortium for Jellyfish Stings since 1986; member, World Health Organisation Expert Committee for Envenomations and their Treatments since 1995. Serves as Chairman, National Technical Advisory Committee and National Deputy Director Training, St John Ambulance Australia since 1990 and is a member Medical Advisory Committee of St John Ambulance since 1994. He is also a member, Australian Resuscitation Council since 1991 and is a registered Diving Medical Examiner, South Pacific Underwater Medical Society. Authored the first Australian publication on critical incident reporting in Medicine Anaesthesia. Appointed Vice President, Australian Patient Safety Foundation in 1989. Previously contributed as Commissioner (Marine Environment and SCUBA Diving), World Medical Panel, World Life Saving Association, 1986-1990; member, Advisory Council to Anton Breinl Institute for Tropical Medicine, 1988-1990; member, Editorial Board, Journal of Wilderness Medicine since 1988. Employed as Director, Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Adelaide Hospital since 1990; Clinical Associate Professor of Anaesthetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide since 1996.
Willis AM, Mr Francis Kevin (AD1984)
For service to industrial relations.
Willis AM, Mrs Marie Patricia (AD2004)
For service to the community through the social support programs of the St Vincent de Paul Society, and to rural community development, particularly through Women in Agriculture and Business of South Australia Inc.
Service to the Society of St Vincent de Paul includes: President, South Australia, since 1998; Member, National Council, since 1998; Vice-President, South Australia, 1994-1998; Regional President, Central Districts, 1993-1997; Member, National Centres Committee, 1997-1998; Chair, South Australia Centres Committee, 1993-1997; President, Gawler Conference (Branch), 1993-1996; Volunteer, 1979-1984, Gawler Conference; Manager, Gawler Family Centre, 1984-1998; Volunteer, Gawler Family Centre, 1979-1984. Service to Women in Agriculture and Business of South Australia Inc. includes: State President, 1986-1987; Regional Councillor, 1984-1988; Historian, State Branch (during term as Regional Councillor); Secretary, Rosedale-Sandy Bank Branch, since 2000; Represented Women's Agricultural Bureau to the South Australian Rural Advisory Council, 1991-1992; President; Secretary, Evanston Gardens Branch (now closed); Life Member. Secretary, Gawler Sub Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia (around 7 years). Treasurer, Gawler Catholic Women's League (around 16 years).
Williss OAM, Mr Glenmore Reginald (AD2002)
For service to veterans and their families, particularly through the 2/27 Battalion Australian Infantry Ex-Servicemen's Association.
Member, 2/27 Battalion Australian Infantry Ex-Servicemen's Association, since 1945; Honorary Secretary, since 1975; Life Member; involved in the collation of material for the Battalion's Newsletter. Member, West Croydon and Kilkenny Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia, since 1947. Member, Regimental Council of the Royal South Australia Regiment, a not-for-profit association supporting the traditions of all infantry battalions raised in South Australia. Member, Management Committee of the McKinna Foundation, a not-for-profit association to support the welfare of the serving members of the 10/27 Royal South Australia Regiment. Involved in the manufacture of the Gona Memorial Cairn and its consignment to New Guinea. Coordinated the arrangements for the plaque to commemorate the service of the 2/14, 2/16 and 2/27 Battalions and the 21 Brigade Headquarters at Rocky Creek on the Atherton Tablelands. Member, Legacy Club of Adelaide, since 1980.
Willoughby OAM, Mrs Clarice Pearl (QB1991)
For service to the community, particularly through Meals on Wheels.
Actively involved with Meals on Wheels (Henley Beach SA) for past 25 years; Extended Life Membership Service Award 1989. Voluntary Welfare Officer past 15 years, liaising with SA Headquarters, and Hospital Staff caring for elderly, and people with handicaps. Always on call. Citizen of the Year 1986 for voluntary work in Henley and Grange community.
Willoughby OAM, Mr George Robert (QB1998)
For service to hockey and to the community of Henley and Grange.
Hockey player since 1947 (still playing at age 70+), Treasurer and Secretary, Grange Hockey Club and has been a Life Member since 1972. Associated with South Australian under-12 hockey team as a selector from 1970 to 1985; Manager, 1971-1985. Member, SA Hocky Association's Investigation and Disciplinary Tribunal since 1976 and a Director since 1987. Correspondent for "Hockey Circle", 1956-1957 and 1978-1986; Editor, "Hockey News", 1982-1986. Member of the Association's State Hockey Council, 1978-1979. Contributes to the local community as a Committee Member of Henley and Grange Historical Society and as a meals deliverer for Henley and Grange Meals on Wheels since 1987.
Wills AM, Mr William John Agnew (QB1987)
For service to commerce.
Director of G. & R. Wills (Holdings) Ltd. and Deputy Chairman of Executor Trustee and Agency Co. of SA Ltd. since 1960. National President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce 1981-83. Councillor of the Adelaide Chamber of Commerce since 1957; President 1969-70. President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce 1981-83. President of the Postgraduate Foundation in Medicine of the University of Adelaide since 1977. Member of the Finance Committee of the Victims of Crime Service since 1986.
Willson AM, Mr Michael James (QB1998)
For service to the environment at local, State and national levels, to tourism and to the community of Kangaroo Island.
Mr Willson has been actively involved in the community for over 40 years. His concern for the environment has been at local, state and national levels in an honorary capacity. Positions held include Deputy Chairman, SA State Vegetation Committee, (a ministerial appointment); member of two state panels that assess and recommend applications for land care and other environmental problems for federal and state funding. Mr Willson has been elected National Vice President of Greening Australia Council and served as National Treasurer; member, Greening Australia Council South Australia for 10 years and State President since 1994. Recently appointed Vice Chairman of the SA Revegetation Committee. He is a member, Kangaroo Island Agriculture Council, Kangaroo Island Consultative Committee and served 5 years as Committee Chairman. Has been involved as a member of the National Trust of South Australia since 1969 and served as President of the Penneshaw Branch for many years. Appointed independent Chairman of the Regional Tourism Board of South Australia in 1992 and continues in this position, and is a member Tourism Council Australia (SA). Prior to this appointment was involved with the Kangaroo Island Tourism for 14 years. Contributes as a member to SA Tourism Conference Committee and Adviser to the SA Minister for Tourism. Mr Willson has been involved in sport, played cricket for 35 years and was Secretary, delegate and President of the Kangaroo Island Cricket Association; involved with Australian Football for over 40 years. Re-appointed as Chairman, Mary Potter Hospice Foundation which has in the last 12 months raised $2million. Awarded the Advance Australia Award for community contribution in 1986 and the Greening Australia (SA) Silver Tree Award.
Wilson OAM, Mr Garnet Ian (AD1984)
For service to Aboriginal welfare.
Wilson AM, Mr Ian Sydney (AD1990)
For service to education, particularly through parent participation.
President, SA Association of State School Organisations (SAASSO) 1977-89; Secretary 1975-77; joined 1974 as a member of Clapham Primary School and Daws Road High School Councils; Vice-President Australian Council of State School Organisations for 14 years; appointed Life Member for exceptional service, 1987. Has represented SAASSO on the following Education Department Committees; School Loans Advisory Committee; Senior Secondary Assessment Board of SA; Child Protection Advisory Committee; State Inservice Education Advisory Committee and Inquiry into Teacher Education, Deputy Chairman. Appointed by Director-General of Education to Keeves Committee of Inquiry into Education in SA, 1980. Committee Member, Child Protection Advisory Committee, State Inservice Education Advisory Committee and Inquiry into Teacher Education. Participant, OECD Symposium on Educational Building Policies, Paris 1983.
Wilson OAM, Mr Dudley Evan (AD1983)
For service to the community.
Mr Wilson was a Foundation Member of the Autistic Children's Association of South Australia and subsequently served in the honorary capacities of Board member, Secretary, and as Vice President for many years. He is also a former Treasurer of the Federation of Autistic Children's Associations, and an active member of his church, of the Jaycees, and of the Sturt Football Club.
Wilson OAM, Mr Norman James (AD1994)
For service to local government and to the community.
Mr Wilson has been Secretary and Administrator of the Norwood Aged Cottage Homes since 1980. He served as an Alderman of Payneham City Council between 1960-91 with a term as Mayor from 1971-81. He was Council delegate to the Local Government Association of SA from 1969-85, serving in executive positions and as Chairman of the Local Government Superannuation Trustees Fund from 1978-85. While a member of Council, he was involved with Payneham Youth (Cooee) Club, Payneham Institute Library and the Council's Library Sub-Committee, also with the North Eastern Community Hospital, the River Torrens Improvements Standing Committee and the Royal District Nursing Society. He has also been involved with the Payneham Senior Citizens Club, facilities at Payneham Oval, Payneham/East Torrens Baseball and Lacrosse Clubs, Trinity Gardens Tennis Club and the extension of the Council Administration Offices and Kosten Park.
Wilson OAM, Mr Arthur Frank (AD1990)
For service to the community.
Twenty-two years community service includes: Nyngan Apex Club, Broken Hill Apex and Rotary Clubs, Broken Hill Base Hospital, Broken Hill Home of Compassion and Silver City Charities.
Wilson OAM, Mrs Sarah Esther (QB1994)
For service to aged people, particularly through the Aged and Invalid Pensioners' Association of South Australia.
Mrs Wilson has been a Board member of the Aged and Invalid Pensioners' Association (SA) for the past 12 years, also serving as a Trustee responsible for Funeral Fund claims and regular visitor of members at hospitals and nursing homes. Board member of the Aged and Invalid Pensioners' Homes Board. Currently member of Glenelg A.I.P.A. and serves as Secretary and Treasurer. Mrs Wilson has been a volunteer at the Austral Nursing Home for past 13 years and also serves as Secretary of Residents' Committee and Librarian and active fund-raiser for the Nursing Home. Mrs Wilson was responsible for the organisation of 1990 Seniors' Week Celebration in Glenelg.
Wilson OAM, Mr Keith James (AD1997)
For service to the community of Whyalla and to local government, particularly as Whyalla City Council Mayor, 1970-1973, and again since 1994.
Mr Wilson has made a significant contribution to Whyalla for many years. Served as Whyalla City Council's first Mayor, 1970-73 and has been Mayor since 1994. He has served the Councill as Commissioner 1966-69, as Alderman 1981-83 and as Deputy Mayor 1993-94. He has been actively involved with many other organisations. Co-Founder, Whyalla Aero Club, inaugural President and President 10 years; member, Whyalla Rotary Club, President 1989-90; President, Royal District Nursing Society 1970-74; Inaugural Chairman, Whyalla Crime Prevention Association 1991-95. Established the Duke of Edinburgh Award Regional Programme in Whyalla in 1995. He has helped develop soccer in the region with the support of local clubs.
Wilson OAM, Mr Charles James (QB1997)
For service to the community of Mount Gambier, particularly through social welfare, veterans' and learning programmes.
Has been a volunteer worker at Boandik Lodge Nursing Home and was recently made a Board member of the Lodge. He has interviewed residents and published profiles of their lives in the local newspaper and in the Boandik Lodge Newsletter. Helps organise video shows and concerts as well as driving residents to doctors' appointments. He is a member of the Alzheimer's Support Group and has spoken to other support groups and on television on the role of carer. Contributes to many other social welfare groups. Has been a member and Committee member, Mount Gambier R&SL Sub-Branch since 1945. Was a Foundation member of the Mount Gambier Sub-Section of the Naval Association of Australia. Was a volunteer tutor at Gambier East Junior Primary School in their Learning Assistance Programme.
Wilson AM RFD, Brigadier Neil McLay (AD1998)
For exceptional service and contribution to the Army Reserve in South Australia.
Brigadier Wilson has consistently displayed significant dedication to duty, professionalism and a high standard of leadership in increasingly demanding command positions in the Australian Army in South Australia. Features of his service have been his highly effective management of change and the establishment and maintenance of high personal and professional standards.
Wilson AM, His Honor Judge Andrew Bray (QB1998)
For service to law, particularly criminology, and to the Australian Crime Prevention Council.
Judge Wilson was appointed to the bench of the District Court of South Australia in 1972 where he served 4 years as a Judge of the Juvenile Court, he was then seconded to the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea from 1978 until 1980. After his return to Australia and ever since he has been engaged in the civil and criminal jurisdictions of the District Court of South Australia. Served as National President, Australian Crime Prevention Council, 1993-1995: Vice President, 1973-1977, 1991-1993; Secretary, 1969-1973 and active national executive member since. Contributed as a member to the Organising Committee, International Symposium on Victimology (Adelaide, 1994). Judge Wilson has been a member, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology since 1971. He was Chairman, Prisoners Aid Association of South Australia, 1966-1973, and a Council Member, Law Society of South Australia for 11 years. Involved in the establishment of a public Art Gallery and restoration of the Old Post Office at the historic copper mining town of Burra Burra.
Wilson OAM, Ms Shirley Cameron (AD1999)
For service to the community, particularly through art organisations.
Co-Author, “Bridge Over the Ocean”, (history of her great grandfather who was Mayor of Adelaide) and published 2nd book, “From Shadow into Light: South Australian Women Artists Since Colonisation”. Volunteer guide, Art Gallery of South Australia, 1973-1981; volunteer guide, Carrick Hill since 1986. Ms Wilson has been the curator of several art exhibitions at Carrick Hill and for the David Jones Art Gallery, 1973-1995. She has donated items to several SA cultural institutions. Council member, South Australian Pioneers Association; Foundation Member, SA Art Gallery of South Australia; Member, Adelaide Collectors Society; Member, Lyceum Club of Adelaide.
Wilson AM, Mr Ian (QB2002)
For service to the community through a range of literature, health, social welfare and cultural organisations.
Chairman, May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust, a national organisation for the promotion of literature for children and the work of Australian children’s authors and artists. Chairman, Rosemary Foundation for Memory Support, established to raise money for research and support of families of people with memory disorders. Commissioner of Charitable Funds, South Australia, an organisation responsible for the management and supervision of donations and bequests to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and other South Australian government hospitals. Former Chairman and Member, Nutcote Trust. Former Chairman, St Matthews Home for the Aged. Former Chairman, Joint Council of Commonwealth Societies. Foundation Chairman, Burnside Trust. Foundation Chairman, North Eastern Community Nursing Home. Former Vice-President, Good Neighbour Council of South Australia. Member, Archbishop’s Appeal Committee, since its inception in 1994. Member, Foundation Council of Kathleen Lumley College. Foundation Member, National Gallery of Australia. Honorary Life Member, Royal Commonwealth Society. Member, Law Society of South Australia, since 1958. Member for Sturt, South Australia, 1966-1969 and 1972-1993. Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, 1981-1982. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, 1982-1983. Minister Assisting the Minister for Social Security, 1982-1983. Leader of Australian Delegation to the United Nations World Assembly on the Ageing, 1982. Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1980-1981. Member of the Advisory Council for Intergovernmental Relations, 1978-1981. Held a range of parliamentary party positions, including Chairman, Federal Parliamentary Liberal-National Party Federal Affairs Committee, 1976-1980. Foundation President, Young Liberals South Australia. Foundation Member, Liberal Movement of South Australia. Member, Liberal Party State Council, South Australian Division; held various executive positions at state and local branch level.
Wilson AM, Mr Michael Minell (QB2005)
For service to the community UNICEF, and to the South Australian Parliament.
President, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund Australia, 1993-1996; Board Member, 1986-2002. Chairman, Passenger Transport Board, 1994-2000; Chairman, (former) Metropolitan Taxi Board, 1986-1993. Member, Racing Development Board (SA). Minister of Transport, SA Parliament, 1979-1982; Minister, Sport, Recreation and Racing, 1979-1982; Minister of Marine, 1981-1982; Member for Torrens, 1977-1986. President, Liberal Movement, 1975-1976; Member, State Executive, Liberal Party, 1976. Vice-President, Pharmacy Board (SA), 1975-1977; Member, 1969-1977. President, Pharmaceutical Society of South Australia, 1965-1967; Council Member, 1963-1969; founding Chairman, Lipsham Memorial Trust, for 16 years; Fellow, 1974.
Wilson OAM, Mrs Barbara Joan (QB2005)
For service to the community, particularly youth, as a foster carer to children with diverse needs.
Foster carer, 1960-2003; fostered almost 400 children, Whyalla, South Australia. Registered with the South Australian Department of Family and Youth Services/Family and Community Services, and then Centacare Whyalla. Cared for high risk and disadvantaged children in the community; had up to 14 children in the home at once; adopted 6 foster children.
Wilson OAM, Mr Robert William (AD2007)
For service to the Mallee region, particularly through recording and preserving local history.
Inaugural Secretary, Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre; current Committee Member. President, Pinnaroo Historical Society, from 1981. Established Pinnaroo Printing Museum (now part of the Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre). Compiled and published Land of Promise, 1961. Heavily involved in the writing and editing of Pinnaroo - Miracle of the Mallee, 1983, and Pinnaroo – Hub of the Mallee, 2006. President, Border Musical Society; Choir Member and Bass Soloist; Member, for over 40 years. President and Secretary, Pinnaroo Chamber of Commerce, 1980s. Elder, Uniting Church, since 1980; Sunday School Teacher; Choir Member; Lay Preacher, for over 53 years. Representative for District Council and Chamber of Commerce, Murraylands Regional Tourist Association. Editor and Manager, Pinnaroo Border Times, 1953-1985; promoted and supported district and regional projects. Conducted adult courses in Letterpress Printing, 1990, 1991 and 2006. Awards/recognition include: Citizen of the Year, Pinnaroo, 2003.
Wilson OAM, Mr Cecil Frederick (AD2010)
For service to the community through the Kiwanis Club of Adelaide and the Uganda Australia Outreach Program.
Treasurer, Kiwanis Club of Adelaide, 1998-2004: also served as Club Director; President, 1987-1988; Member, since 1983; Life Member, 2005. Driver, Kiwanis bus to take disabled and nursing home residents on excursions, for 10 years. Organiser/Treasurer, Bonython Park Kiosk in the Adelaide Parklands, for 10 years. Honorary Treasurer, Uganda Australia Christian Outreach, since 2000. Mr Wilson initiated funding for the Functional Adult Literacy class as well as mobilising support from all over Australia to sustain the program. He collected donations from Adelaide's hospitals which included surgical/theatre equipment, beds, pediatric cots, wheelchairs, rehabilitation equipment, and medical dressings and supplies, and arranged for two shipping containers filled with donated medical equipment to be sent to Uganda; the containers have since been used as clinics and the equipment has been used to supply the medical service. Member, Neighbourhood Watch. Awards/recognition include: George Hixson Award, in recognition for his selfless contribution to those in need, Kiwanis International, 2006. Certificate in the International Year of the Volunteer for his dedicated service to Neighbourhood Watch, 2001..
Wilton AM, Mr James Hardy (QB1981)
For service to banking.
Wing OAM, Prof Lindon Michael (QB2005)
For service to medicine, particularly in the areas of clinical pharmacology and hypertension.
Dean, Flinders University, School of Medicine, since 1998; Member of Council, since 1999; Professor, since 1992; Associate Professor, 1985-1992; Senior Lecturer, 1977-1985; instrumental in the development of a number of innovative nationwide initiatives in medical and health education and research; in particular, as Chair, Board of Management, Greater Green Triangle Rural Health Initiative, since 2001. Board Chairman, Centre for Remote Health (joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University), since 1999. Director, Flinders Medical Centre, 1982-1998; Staff Specialist, 1977-1999. Senior Visiting Medical Officer, Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide, 1979-1995; Affiliate Specialist, Clinical Pharmacology, 1995. Member, Committee of Deans of Australian Medical Schools, since 1998; Chair, 2005 for two years’ term; Vice-Chair, 2002-2004. Member of the Australian Medical Council, since 2000; Board of Examiners, 1996-2000; and Medical School Accreditation Committee, since 2000. Current Deputy to Past President, Medical Board of South Australia. Chair, National Blood Pressure Advisory Committee, National Heart Foundation, 1995-2003. Member, Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee, 1982-1990. Member, Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council, 1992-1998. Member, Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee, 1992-1999. Founding Chairman, Management Committee, Australian Medicines Handbook, 1991; current Board Member. Secretary, High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, 1991-1996; Councillor, 2002-2007. Chairman, Second Australian National Blood Pressure Study, from 1994. Sub-Editor, Australia and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 1989-1995. Member Editorial Panel, Medical Journal of Australia, 1993; and Therapeutics Panel, 1989-1992. Has conducted clinical research programs relating to blood pressure and anti-hypertensive drugs, resulting in over 120 scientific publications in Australian and international journals. Councillor, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 1986-1988 and 1990-1992; President, 1991. Member, International Hypertension Society. Member, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, since 1979; Member, Pharmacology and Devices Working Group and Hypertension Working Group. Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1975; Member, Specialist Advisory Committee, Clinical Pharmacology.
Winter AO, Mr Joseph Ian Norman (AD1986)
For service to the community and to industry and commerce.
Winter AM, Mr Arthur Joseph (AD1982)
For public service.
Wiseman OAM, Mr Trevor (QB2009)
For service to school sports organisations, and to athletics.
National Cross Country Secretary, School Sport Australia (SSA) (formerly known as Australian Secondary School Sports), since 1998. Championship Convener, SSA Cross Country Championship, 1978, 1997 and 2005. Championship Convener, SSA Track and Field Championships, since 1972. Tour Manager and Head of Delegation for SSA Cross Country team to the World Schools Cross Country Championships, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Life Member, SSA South Australia. Track and Field Championship Convener, since 1973. Cross Country Championship Convener, since 1972. Coach/Manager, South Australian Team, National Cross Country Championship, 1983-1987 and 1993-1999. Coach/Manager, South Australian Track and Field Championships, 1972-1976. Track and Field Leader, South Australian Team, Pacific School Games, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2005 and 2008. Organiser, Western Zone Schools Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals, 1981-1991. Organiser, Northern Zone Swimming, 1972 and 1973; Athletics, 1974 and 1975; and Cross Country, 1992-1994. Life Member, Athletics South Australia. State High Jump Coach, since 1991. Competition Director, Interclub Athletics and Community Age Athletics, 1983-1993; includes All Schools competitions and Meet of Champions. Manager/Coach, South Australian All Schools Athletics teams, 1982 and 2000. Start Organiser, The City to Bay Fun Run Committee, since 2005. President, Enfield Harriers Athletics Club, 1983-1986; Life Member. President, South Australian Branch, Australian Track and Field Coaches Association, since 2005. Organiser, Catholic Co-Educational Secondary Schools Athletics Carnival, since 1996. Event Manager, Archilles Cup Athletics Meet, since 2003. Conducts a regular high jump coaching group of 12 athletes. High Jump coach at Immanuel College and Mercedes College.
Withers OAM, Mrs Mary Helen Campbell (AD1981)
For community service.
Wittwer OAM, WO Howard Rex (QB1988)
For service to the Royal Australian Air Force as an Avionics System Technician at Aircraft Research and Development Unit, Edinburgh.
Enlisted in the RAAF in January 1969 as a trade apprentice; completed training as an Electrical Fitter and was posted to No. 481 Squadron, Williamstown before completing a tour with No. 75 Squadron at Butterworth, Malaysia. Remustered to Avionics System Technician after completing the Certificate of Technology Course and was posted to Aircraft Research and Development Unit.
Wittwer OAM, Dr Ivan Donald (QB1980)
For community service.
Wohlenberg OAM, Mr Robert Martin (QB2005)
For service to the community, particularly through youth and service organisations.
President, Western Youth Centre Inc (WYC), since 1999; Vice-President, 1989-1999; Member, Board of Management, since 1979; President, WYC Judo Club, 1979-1989. Member, Board of Cowandilla Recreation Reserve Trust, since 1990; Chairman, 1998-2000. President, Rotary Club of Flinders Park, 1883-1985 and 1994-1995; Member, Rotary International, since 1968. Police Officer, South Australia Police, 1963-1995; Vice-President, Police Association of South Australia, 1975-1977 and 1989-1995; Life Member, 1996; Board Member, Police Federation of Australia and New Zealand; 1989-1995. Justice of the Peace, since 2003. Awards/recognition include: City of West Torrens Community Service Award, 2004. Premier of South Australia Appreciation Award, 2004. Rotary International: Paul Harris Fellow, 1995; World Presidential Citation, 1986.
Wohlschlager OAM, Mr August (Gus) (AD2012)
For service to the community of Port Pirie.
Volunteer Transport Driver, Port Pirie Regional Health, since 2000. Volunteer Community Bus Driver, Port Pirie Council, 1992-2000. Volunteer Truck Driver, UnitingCare Wesley; volunteer Coordinator and fundraiser, 'Men's Shed', since 2006. Member, Port Pirie Unit, State Emergency Service, three years. Patron, Special Olympics, Port Pirie, since 2005; volunteer Driver, since 2004; Committee Member, since 2004.
Womersley OAM, Mrs Dorothy Alleyne (QB2001)
For service to women through the Young Women’s Christian Association, the National Council of Women of South Australia and the United Nations Association Australia (SA) Status of Women Committee.
Mrs Womersley has been active in various community organisations for many years. Young Women's Christian Association: Joined the YWCA in New Zealand, then moved to Adelaide 1950 and continued her involvement with the YWCA, served as a Board Member 1969 and Convenor of Adelaide Miethke House Management Committee. President YWCA 1982-1985 and active member of many committees. YWCA representative on Ruth Gibson Memorial Award Management Committee, the National Council of Women and the Australian Church Women. Member YWCA Adelaide Fundraising Committee from 1989 to1997. Church Associations: Parish Secretary, Scots Church Adelaide 1985-1992, and member since 1950. Also served as an Elder 1968 and Administrative Assistant 1972-1976. President, 1987-1989 Synod Committee for Fellowships and active member of the former Presbyterian Women's Association. United Nations Association Australia SA Status of Women Committee: Appointed Uniting Church Adult Fellowship delegate to UNAA Status of Women Committee 1987; President 1994-1996; Secretary 1997-1998 and representative for Australian Church women on Committee and Acting Secretary 1999. National Council of Women of South Australia: Joined the National Council of Women of South Australia in 1979 and served as General Secretary. Also served as International Secretary 1982-1985 and again 1992-1996; Convener for Environment and Habitat Standing Committee 1985-1989; Executive committee member 1996-1999. Received International Women's Day Certificate for Community Service 1997.
Wong OAM, Mr Francis Ki Yuong (AD2014)
For service to business, and to the community.
Chairman, Council for International Trade and Commerce South Australia, since 2011. Chair, Inbound Tour Operators Association, South Australia; Board Member, for 6 years; established and Chaired, Asian Tourism Panel. Founder and President, Australia Brunei Darussalam Business Council, since 1993. Member, Business Advisory Panel, Federal Minister for Immigration, 1998-2003. Former President, Australia Asia Chamber of Commerce South Australia. Foundation Chair, Federation of Chinese Organisations of South Australia. Honorary Adviser, Hong Kong Australia Business Association South Australia. Former State President, Australian Migration Consultants Association. Former Board Member, Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs; Business in the Community South Australia; and Chinese Chamber of Commerce South Australia. Patron, Sight for All. Board Member, Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation. Board Member, Orana Inc. Board Member, Australia Day Council South Australia, 2008-2013. Councillor, City of Adelaide, 2007-2010; Council Representative, South Australian Motor Sports (Clipsal 500), Adelaide Convention Bureau, and the Aboriginal Reconciliation Committee. Founder and Managing Director, Encounter Australia, since 1988; Top 8 Wines Pty Ltd, since 2008; Lai Lai Travel, since 1990; and Endeavour Australia, since 2006. Awards/recognition include: Life Business Ambassador, Council for International Trade and Commerce South Australia, 2005. International Business Ambassador Award, Council for International Trade and Commerce South Australia, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Wood OAM, Mr Alexander Penn (AD1981)
For service in the field of choral music to the community.
Wood OAM, Mrs Nancy Elizabeth (AD2004)
For service to the community, particularly through the Port Pirie Branch of the National Trust.
National Trust, Port Pirie Branch: Chair, since 1969. Instrumental in several initiatives including: acquisition of Old Customs House and renovation and conversion into museum, 1970; purchase of Ellen Street Railway Station and renovation as part of museum, 1972; centenary of Local Government Procession, 1976; ecumenical services, St Mark's Cathedral, to mark 50 years since end of World War II 1995 and to celebrate South Australian sesquicentennial, 1986; and fundraising concerts. Life Member, 1992. Other community service includes: Keep South Australia Beautiful (KESAB), Port Pirie: Chairperson, 1991, 1989, 1987. Mothers and Babies Health Association : Vice-President; Member, 9 years. Port Pirie Music Club : President 1991; Secretary 1990; Committee Member, since 1989. Accompanist for Port Pirie Music Club Choir (Port Pirie’s Community Choir) and coordinator of Choir performances at civic, public, church and private functions, since 1990. Justice of the Peace, since 1974. Awards include: Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Port Pirie, 1987; Port Pirie City Council Certificate of Merit, 1996 for dedicated services to community through the Port Pirie Branch of the National Trust, Culture and Tourism; Paul Harris Fellow, Port Pirie Rotary Club.
Wood OAM, Mrs Cecily Mary (QB2010)
For service to music, and to the Society of Recorder Players of South Australia.
Woodall AO, Mr Roy (AD1981)
For service to the mining industry.
Woodforde OAM, Mr Mark Raymond (AD1997)
For service to sport as a gold medallist at the Atlanta Olympic Games, 1996.
Gold medallist in the Men's Doubles Tennis event at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.
Woodham OAM, Mr Allen (QB2012)
For service to music, particularly through band organisations, and to the community of Mount Gambier.
Executive Officer, National Band Council of Australia, since 2005. Coordinator, Blue Lake Brass Band Festival, since 1990s. Instigator, Centenary of Federation Brass Band Festival, 2001. Former Secretary and Public Officer, Mount Gambier City Band, early 1990s. Second Vice-President, Lions Club of Mount Gambier; former Board Director; Member, since 2006. Member, Mount Gambier Corps, The Salvation Army; organises the annual Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services at a local aged-care facility. Awards/recognition include: Lions District Governor Award, 2010; President’s Award, 2008 and 2009. President’s Award, South Australian Band Association, 2001. Band Person of the Year, Mount Gambier City Band, on several occasions.
Woodley OAM, Mr Leonard Gordon (QB2010)
For service to the community, and to the book industry.
Chairman, Australian Christian Literature Society, 1993-2005. Book reviewer, ABC Radio (SA), 1984-2000. Religious Book commentator, ABC Radio National, 1992-1996. Administered Australia’s ‘Christian Book of the Year’ Awards in an honorary capacity, 1993-2008. Federal President, Australian Booksellers Association (ABA), 1979-1981; ABA Copyright spokesman, 1979-1989; Chairman, Australian Booktrade Electronic Technology Committee, 1985; pioneered computerisation in retail bookselling; Chairman, Standard Book, 1964-1990; and Library Services, 1973-2007. Mr Woodley’s long campaign to amend the Copyright Act resulted in greatly improved and more timely and affordable access to books in Australia.
Woodward OAM, Mr Harold (AD1999)
For service to youth through scouting, and to the community.
Mr Woodward joined the Scout Association (United Kingdom) in 1924 and upon arrival in Australia took up his first appointment as Assistant Scout Leader in 1957, and is still actively involved in the movement after 40 years. For some years, he took serious young offenders from the McNally Training Centre out on “outward bound” activities. Responsible for the design and construction of the commando course at the Woodhouse Memorial Campsite in the Adelaide Hills. Actively supported the Animal Welfare League of SA for the past 24 years, by helping on stalls and making toys for sale. For the community generally, Mr Woodward has made toys, fixed bikes, and provided handyman services free of charge.
Woolley OAM, Mr Terance George (QB2006)
Service to secondary education, to professional associations, and to the community.
Executive Director, Office of Prmary, Middle and Senior Secondary Services, Department of Education and Children's Services, South Australia, since 2004. Teacher since 1967; Principal of 3 of South Australia’s largest high schools, 1989-2003. President, South Australian Secondary Principals Association, 1996-1999; Member, since 1990; Life Member; Chair, Principals’ Associations Coalition in South Australia. President, Australian Secondary Principals Association, 1999-2001; Immediate Past President, 2002-2004, with responsibility for Drug Education portfolio; Executive Member, for over 10 years. Treasurer and Executive Member, International Confederation of Principals, 2001-2003. Member, Australian National Council on Drugs, 2001-2003; Prime Ministerial appointment. Member, Road Safety Advisory Council of South Australia, since 2004. Member, Physical Activity Council of South Australia, since 2004. Board Member, Asian Education Foundation, since 2004.
Woolmer OAM, Lieut George Randall (QB1996)
For service to the local history of the Barmera region through publications, restorations of significant buildings and by establishing reserves.
Mr Woolmer is an avid historian. He contributed extensively to the knowledge of Barmera and the surrounding district through various publications, restorations of significant buildings and by establishing tracts of land as reserves between 1961 and 1984. He wrote "The Barmera Story, a History of Barmera and District" published in 1973. He researched and wrote histories of Overland Corner (a coach staging point) and of every school in the district. He was instrumental in acquiring (in 1963) the Overland Corner Hotel by the National Trust and in having it restored in the 1960s. In 1961, he assisted in the formation of the Barmera Branch of the National Trust and served as chairman for several years and continues as a member. He acquired and developed the old Barmera Roman Catholic Church as branch headquarters, an historical museum and art gallery in 1971. He was a member of the Riverland Natural History Society and printed their tri-monthly journal. Areas of natural bush he had defined as reserves include: Woolmer Reserve at Glossop, SA; Cave Cliff Reserve on the Murray River: Moorundee Wildlife Reserve and instigated Ngawait Park as a memorial to the districts original Aboriginal people. He founded the Barmera and District Pioneers' Park.
Woolnough OAM, Miss Dorothy Joan (QB1989)
For service to nursing.
Nursing Officer, Nurses Board, SA, 1984-87; member since 1975. Nursing Education Officer 1975-84. Vice-Chairman, SA State Committee of College of Nursing, Australia 1984-86 and member of sub-committees, Associate member 1969 and appointed Fellow 1971.
Woon OAM, Mr Donald John (QB1998)
For service to the community, to local government, and to cricket through the SA Cricket Association and the Australian Country Cricket Council.
Mr Woon has been a Foundation Member, Loxton Branch of Legacy since 1977 and served a term as Branch President. Member, Loxton Sub-Branch RSL since 1945 including five years as President and five years as Vice President. Was Riverland representative to RSL State Council and is currently a State Vice President. He has contributed to his local Legacy Group for many years including serving as President. Elected Councillor, Loxton District Council, 1960-1970 and is currently a member of the Caravan Park and Masonic Hall Committee. Served as President, Loxton/Pata Branch, SA Wheat & Woolgrowers Association, 1964-1970. Recently completed his third term as President, Australian Country Cricket Council (ACCC) having previously served as President in 1986 and 1992. Mr Woon is also ACCC representative on SA Cricket Association since 1979. Was Manager of SA State Cricket team for many years. In 1988, organised Bi-centennial Youth Cricket World Cup in Riverland, SA. President, Riverland Turf Cricket Association, 1964-1980.
Worley AM, Mrs Barbara Elizabeth (AD1997)
For service to the community, as an advocate for the development of sport for people with disabilities.
Mrs Worley is a well-respected wheelchair athlete who has represented Australia at international level. She has participated in the sports of archery, discus, javelin, track events and table tennis. Considered not only as a role model but as an effective advocate for the need for disabled sports and recreation. She has been invited to stand on many committees concerned with the welfare of disabled people at State and Federal level. In 1989 was appointed by the Federal Minister for Sport as a member of the Board of the Australian Sports Commission for a three-year term. Served as President of the Australian Confederation of Sports for the Disabled and was responsible for co-ordinating the participation of the Australian Paralympic Team in the 1988 Seoul Paralympics. Led a successful fund-raising appeal for the 1988 Winter and Summer Paralympic Games. Involved in the co-ordination of the 1989 FESPIC Games in Kobe, Japan. Currently works in the travel industry where she finds solutions for problems facing disabled travellers.
Worrall OAM, Ms Judith Helen (AD2011)
For service to people with a disability, and to the community through a range of social welfare, health and charitable organisations.
President, Spastic Centres of South Australia Inc, since 2002. Current Board Member, Guardianship Board, Government of South Australia. Board Member, South Australia's Advance Directives, Department of Health SA, ca2007. Board Member, Repatriation General Hospital, SA, 2005-2008; Member, Patient Safety and Service Committee and Audit Committee. Board Member, Glenelg Community Hospital, 2001-2005. Chairman, Commissioners of Charitable Funds, since 2008; Commissioner, since 2004. Deputy President, Women's Advisory Council. Trustee, SA Women's Trust.
Worthley AM, Dr Lindsay Ian (QB2010)
For service to medical education, particularly in the area of intensive care medicine, as a clinician, mentor and educator, and through contributions to professional associations.
Senior Staff Specialist, Flinders Medical Centre, since 1991. Staff Specialist, Intensive Care, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1975-1991. Founded and developed the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine. Developed the Norva Dahlia Intensive Care Research Foundation. Senior Lecturer, Critical Care Medicine, Flinders University, since 1991; developed the Adelaide Short Course on Intensive Care Medicine, 1983; Convener, for 22 years; Fellowship Examiner, 1979-1990. President, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, 1982-1984. Current Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Current Member, College of Intensive Care Medicine. Current Member, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Publications include: Founder, Critical Care and Resuscitation publication; Editor-in-Chief, 1999-2004. Three major text books including Synopsis of Intensive Care Medicine, 1994; and Clinical Examination of the Critically Ill Patient, 1998. Several book chapters, 159 articles and abstracts and numerous course manuals.
Wortley AM, Mr Edgar Walwyn (AD1979)
For community service.
Wotton OAM, WO Joan (QB1985)
For service to the Royal Australian Air Force as a Service Women's Non-Commissioned Officer with No. 1 Recruit Training Unit.
Joined the RAAF in October 1962 as a General Hand. Transferred to WRAAF Administrative Non-Commissioned Officer in January 1964 and to Service Women's Non-commissioned Officer in July 1977. Has been associated with the welfare, moral guidance, instruction and integration of young airwomen into the WRAAF/RAAF. Served mainly on bases in Victoria and South Australia. Promoted Warrant Officer in July 1975. Currently serving with the Recruit Training Unit at Edinburgh, South Australia.
Wotton AM, The Hon David Charles (QB2012)
For service to the Parliament and community of South Australia through contributions to environmental management, family and community services, and the ageing.
Service to the Parliament of South Australia includes: Member for Heysen, 1975-1977; the electorate of Heysen abolished in redistribution. Member for Murray, 1977-1985; the electorate of Murray abolished in redistribution and the electorate of Heysen reinstated. Member for Heysen, 1985-2002. Minister for the Environment and Planning, 1979-1982. Shadow Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, 1983-1993. Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, 1993-1997; Lead Minister, Ministerial Council, Murray Darling Basin. Minister for Family and Community Services, 1993-1997. Minister for the Ageing, 1993-1997. Deputy Speaker, House of Assembly, 1997-2002. Chairman of Committees, 1997-2002. Current Patron, Friends of National Parks; created, 1981. Chair, River Murray Catchment Water Management Board, 2002. Chairman, Natural Resource Management Board, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, 2004-2007; assisted in its establishment, 2004. Director and Deputy Chair, Water Co-operative Research Centre, since 2005. Member, Murray Darling Catchment Management Board, 2003. Chairman, Playford Memorial Trust, since 2003. Chair, Tourism Marketing Committee, Adelaide Hills Tourism. Member, Greening Australia Council. Council Member, National Trust of South Australia. Member, Royal Zoological Society of South Australia. Board Member, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide; Supporter, current. Board Member, Dame Roma Mitchell Trust Fund for Children and Young People. Current Priests' Warden, The Church of the Epiphany, Crafers, Anglican Parish of Stirling; Chair of Council, until 2011. President, Rotary Club of Stirling; Member. Awards/recognition include: Centenary Medal, 2001. Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Stirling.
Wotzke OAM, Mr Walter Edgar (AD1978)
For service to Art and to the community.
Wray OAM, Mr Donald Neil (AD1994)
For service to manufacturing.
Mr Wray has been Chairman of the Mini Jumbuck Company, which produces wool products for bedding, clothing and souvenirs, since 1980. His company was the winner of the National Small Business of the Year Award and the National Award in Manufacturing Category in 1986. He is a past Councillor of the Corporation of Naracoorte, served as President of the Naracoorte Chamber of Commerce for two terms and was a member of the Apex Club of Naracoorte for 10 years.
Wright AM, Mr Charles Frederick (QB1977)
For services to the optometrical industry and to the community.
Wright OAM, Mr Norman Ralph (QB1992)
For service to youth and to the community.
Founding member, Manager, driving force behind Hindmarsh Industrial Training Project since 1982; this is an innovative training programme utilising skills of team of often retired volunteers in training and placing disadvantaged unemployed people into the workforce. Also member Grange Bowling Club 28 years, President five years, Greens Manager 10 years. Instrumental in construction of extensions to Club premises.
Wright OAM, Mr William Leonard (AD1980)
For community service.
Wright AO, The Hon John David (AD1986)
For service to politics, industrial relations and the community.
Wright OAM, Snr.Sgt. Michael Joseph (2003)
For service as part of the police joint Bali bombing investigation and victim identification process, known as Operation ALLIANCE.
Wright OAM, Mr Christopher John (AD2010)
For service to the environment, particularly through monitoring projects in the Gammon Ranges.
Expedition Leader and Coordinator, Scientific Expedition Group Inc, since 1989. Foundation Manager, Gammon Ranges Research Project (GRaSP). Water Projects Officer, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, since 2009. Current Music Coordinator and Coach for church youth services, Blackwood Catholic Church.
Wurfel OAM, Mr Max Douglas (QB2009)
For service to the community, particularly towards the preservation of the history and heritage ofthe Pinnaroo region.
President, Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre, Pinnaroo, since 1998. Secretary/Treasurer, Pinnaroo Historical Society, for 35 years. Co-authored regional history books “Pinnaroo-Miracle of the Mallee” and Pinnaroo-Hub of the Mallee. Treasurer, Pinnaroo Sports and Recreation Ground Committee. Elder, Uniting Church, for over 30 years; Member, Property Committee; conducts church and funeral services. Presenter on radio station, 3MBR-FM, since 1984. Awards/recognition include: Pinnaroo Citizen of the Year 1999. State Christian Endeavour Merit Award, Uniting Church in Australia.
Wynn AO, Mr David (AD1989)
For service to primary industry, particularly oenology, and to the arts.
Executive member, Wine and Brandy Producers' Association of SA since 1986. Founding member and President, Victorian Wine and Brandy Producers' Association 1954. Governor, Adelaide Festival of Arts since 1976. Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust 1974-84. Chairman, Australian Dance Theatre 1973-80. Council member and Chairman of the Building Committee, Australian National Gallery, Canberra 1975.