1952 Birthday Honours (New Zealand)

The 1952 Queen's Birthday Honours in New Zealand, celebrating the official birthday of Elizabeth II, were appointments made by the Queen on the advice of the New Zealand government to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by New Zealanders. They were the first birthday honours of the new queen's reign, and were announced on 5 June 1952.[1][2]

The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour.

Knight BachelorEdit

Order of Saint Michael and Saint GeorgeEdit

Knight Commander (KCMG)Edit

Companion (CMG)Edit

Order of the British EmpireEdit

Commander (CBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division

Officer (OBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division

Member (MBE)Edit

Civil division
  • Clarice Mary Anderson – of Auckland. For social welfare services.
  • Hilda Daniels – of Christchurch. For services to the Māori people in the field of education.
  • Mary Florence Geard. For services to the community in Northland.
  • Horace Grocott. For services in connection with the Boys' Brigade movement in New Zealand.
  • Anne Amelia Hambly – of Auckland. For social welfare services.
  • Vivian Simeon Jacobs – of Dunedin. For social welfare services.
  • William David Stoney Johnston MD. For services to the community in Nelson.
  • Ethel Margaret Kinross – of Havelock North. For services to the Māori people in the field of education.
  • Ernest Loader JP – of Taihape. For services to local government.
  • Charlton Douglas Morpeth JP – of Wellington. For services to the community. Deceased: appointment dated 19 May 1952.
  • Charles Stephen Morris JP – of Newton, Auckland. For services to the community, especially in the field of education.
  • Mavis Helen Pairman JP – of Mangaweka. For services to the community.
  • Alma Evelyne Penketh – of Palmerston North. For social welfare services, especially in connection with women's organisations.
  • Elsie Erica Pryor – matron of the Waipiata Sanatorium for 16 years.
  • George Claude Russell – of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • Ida Russell – Memorial Hospital, Hastings. For services in the nursing profession.
  • Maude Frances Tait JP – president of the women's branch, New Zealand Borstal Association.
  • Clifford Hudson Tate – president of the Town Clerks' Association.
Military division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)Edit

  • Robert Adams Patterson – lately government architect and a member of the Town Planning Board.
  • Tipi Tainui Ropiha – under-secretary of Māori Affairs.

British Empire Medal (BEM)Edit

Military division
  • Chief Petty Officer Stoker Mechanic Harold Edward Groves – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Charles Long – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Yeoman of Signals John James O'Meara – Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve.
  • Flight Sergeant Walter James Croft – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the AirEdit

  • Flying Officer Utiku Albert Potaka – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Engineer Donald John Macleod – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 39557". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 5 June 1952. pp. 3049–3051.
  2. ^ "Birthday honours conferred on members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. No. 42. 19 June 1952. p. 1053.