1979 Birthday Honours (New Zealand)

The 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours in New Zealand, celebrating the official birthday of Elizabeth II, were appointments made by the Queen in her right as Queen of New Zealand, on the advice of the New Zealand government, to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by New Zealanders. They were announced on 16 June 1979.[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

Companion (CMG)Edit

Royal Victorian OrderEdit

Knight Commander (KCVO)Edit

Order of the British EmpireEdit

Dame Commander (DBE)Edit

Civil division

Knight Commander (KBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division

Commander (CBE)Edit

Civil division
Military division

Officer (OBE)Edit

Civil division
  • James Neil Aitken – of Patearoa. For services to hydatid research and eradication.
  • William Stewart Armitage – of Dunedin. For services to the community.
  • Malcolm Cort Astley JP – of Auckland. For services as a stipendiary magistrate and to the community.
  • Thomas James Atchison – of Ngāruawāhia. For services to riding.
  • Audrey Ngaere Gale – of New Plymouth. For services to the community.
  • Maxwell Ian Hume – of Lower Hutt; lately Deputy Assistant Commissioner, New Zealand Police.
  • Timothy Hurley – of Wanganui. For services to the tourist and travel industry.
  • Dr Norris Roy Jefferson ED – of Invercargill. For services to paraplegics, sport and medicine.
  • Edward Anthony Kennedy – of Paraparaumu Beach; lately deputy chairman, State Services Commission.
  • Dorothy Pauline McNab – of Balclutha. For services to the community.
  • (James Frank) Edgar Mansfield – of Napier. For services as a bookbinder and sculptor.
  • Maurice Noel Manthel – of Wellington. For services to the community.
  • William Gordon Nolan JP – of Wairoa. For services to sport and the community.
  • Edward Ronald Prince – of Wanganui. For services to sport and the community.
  • Lieutenant Commander Peter Maxwell Sanders MBE – of Wellington; New Zealand Cadet Forces.
  • Arthur Frederick Thomas – of Auckland. For services to local government.
  • Lawrence David Tinkham – of Wellington. For services to the performing arts.
  • Emeritus Professor John Le Bailly Warren – of Dunedin; lately dean, University of Otago Dental School.
Military division

Member (MBE)Edit

Civil division
  • Gary Thomas William Butler – of Wanganui. For services to the community.
  • John Morton Dickey JP – of Auckland. For services to the pharmaceutical profession, sport and community.
  • Robert Dossor – of Picton. For services to the province of Marlborough.
  • Charles Dudley – of Remuera. For services to racing and trotting.
  • Alan Falconer Fraser – of Rangiora. For services to sport.
  • Betty Fraser – of Wellington; lately principal, Wellington Girls' College.
  • Abraham Saul Goldsmith JP – of Wellington. For services to the community.
  • Rupert Garth Harris – of Christchurch. For services to diabetics.
  • Phyllis Mary Holley – of Dunedin. For services to sport.
  • Hugh Janson – of Carterton. For services to speech and drama teaching and the community.
  • Robert Dickson Jennings – of Auckland. For services to children.
  • Linda Christine Jones – of Cambridge. For services as a jockey.
  • Edward Joseph Lynskey – of Wellington. For services as commissioner for the Chatham Islands.
  • Rona Iris McCarthy – of Hastings. For services to sport, especially netball.
  • Isabelle Vincente Major – of Dunedin. For services to singing.
  • Robert Kenneth Malcolm – of Ōpōtiki. For services to the dairy industry.
  • Campbell George Paterson JP – of Auckland. For services to philately.
  • George Ernest Perry – of Trentham. For services to the community, especially surf lifesaving and water safety.
  • John Pym Gray Pring – of Auckland. For services to rugby refereeing.
  • Thomas Ram – of Taumarunui. For services to the community.
  • Richard Newell Stevenson JP – of Auckland. For services to the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
  • Clifford Vincent Tait – of Hamilton. For services to aviation.
  • John Osborne Taylor – of Christchurch. For services to horticulture.
  • Roi Carl Te Punga – of Wellington; lately assistant director-general, Department of Social Welfare.
  • Roy Blount Walker – of Dunedin. For services to the theatre.
  • Keith Albert Fabian Wills – of Hamilton. For services to the community.
Military division
  • Warrant Officer Radio Electrical Mechanician John Clive Lippross – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Warrant Officer Marine Engineering Artificer John Russell Thorburn – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Major Donald Houlton Crabb – Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 Patt Dillon MMRoyal New Zealand Army Service Corps.
  • Lieutenant and Quartermaster Frederick Sydney Leef – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps.
  • Warrant Officer Harold Douglas Lazarus – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Charles Benedict Raddock – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

British Empire Medal (BEM)Edit

Military division
  • Medical Chief Petty Officer William Charles Filmer – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanician First Class Denis Michael Shaw – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Temporary Staff Sergeant Charles Frederick Boyes – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Sergeant John Frederick Hayward – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Corporal Brian Ramsay – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
  • Sergeant Kenneth Sydney John Dell – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant John Karatu Rotia Rogers – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Companion of the Queen's Service Order (QSO)Edit

For community serviceEdit

  • Dorothy Elizabeth Jane Dolan – of Methven.
  • Noel Alfred Kidd – of Pukekohe.
  • Emily Pehipa Matiu Paki JP – of Huntly.
  • Alfred Lorraine Williams JP – of Auckland.

For public servicesEdit

Queen's Service Medal (QSM)Edit

For community serviceEdit

  • George Livingston Baker – of Patea.
  • Margaret Alice Mary Bear JP – of Lowry Bay.
  • Maude Harriett Lowry Bedingham – of Auckland.
  • Kathleen D'bett Cottrell – of Mount Maunganui.
  • Audree Clarence Larraine Curtis – of Pukahu.
  • Gladys Annie Freeland – of Palmerston.
  • Kelvin Robert Gay – of Nelson.
  • Olive Victoria Gordon – of Roxburgh East.
  • Elsie Grieve – of Dannevirke.
  • Rita Henry – of Wairoa.
  • Joan Phyllis Irvine – of Dannevirke.
  • Everard Stanley Martin Kell – of Auckland.
  • Ludwik Kowalczyk – of Petone.
  • Nathan Roy Low – of New Plymouth.
  • Margaret Anne Lynch – of Rotorua.
  • Margaret McDonald – of Tapanui.
  • Herbert Walter North JP – of Tokanui.
  • Robert Allen Rogers – of Hamilton.
  • Annie Schuler JP – of Auckland.
  • George Alexander Telfer – of Otorohanga.
  • Phyllis Ada Thomason – of Motueka.

For public servicesEdit

  • Dr Deidre Morag Airey – of Coromandel.
  • Alfred George Barwell – of Dunsandel.
  • Thomas Edward Bowe – constable, New Zealand Police.
  • Isabel May Charles JP – of Silverstream.
  • Russell Harold Coombe – of Auckland.
  • Josephine Corbett – of Thames; lately supervising principal nurse, Thames Hospital Board.
  • Eileen Vera Crosby JP – of Hāwera.
  • William Thomas Earley – of Invercargill.
  • Warren John Ellis – of Taupō.
  • Joseph Grbavac – of Kumeū.
  • Peter James Hurley – of Kotemaori; line ganger, Electricity Division, Ministry of Energy.
  • Lorna Winifred Leman – of Pukekohe.
  • Alexander James Leyland – constable, New Zealand Police.
  • Michael Lawrence Moloney – of Hastings.
  • Stanley Tetekura Newton JP – of Rotorua.
  • Phyllis Margaret Rolls – of Masterton.
  • Patricia Anne Rowell – of Timaru.
  • Francis Leslie Smith JP – of Blenheim.
  • John Walker – of Waitahuna.

Royal Red CrossEdit

Associate (ARRC)Edit

Queen's Fire Service Medal (QFSM)Edit

  • Arthur James Easton – chief fire officer, Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • William Girling-Butcher – chief fire control officer, New Zealand Forest Service, Wellington.
  • Geoffrey Cyril Stephens – chief fire officer, Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • Ian James Walker – chief fire officer, Lower Hutt Fire Brigade.
  • Albert William White – station officer (volunteer), Napier Fire Brigade.

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)Edit

  • Brian Wilkinson – detective chief superintendent, New Zealand Police.

Air Force Cross (AFC)Edit

  • Lieutenant Adrian Grey Tunnicliffe – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Squadron Leader Carey William Adamson – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the AirEdit

  • Sergeant Robert Keith Foreman – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Master Engineer Robert John Moody – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Sergeant Barry James Woodcock – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 47871". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 16 June 1979. pp. 27–31.
  2. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 1979" (PDF). Supplement to the New Zealand Gazette (57). 26 June 1979. pp. 1951–1953.