Australian Honours: Queen’s Birthday List, 2015

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Introduction

The Music Trust congratulates all who received recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Australian Honours for 2015. We congratulate especially those who contributed to Australia’s music and musical life.

Below is a list of musicians, those who have supported music in various ways, and a small number of people whom we know to have given broad support to the arts, including music. Thank you for all that you have done.

Officer (AO) in the General Division

Ms Cheryl Ruth BARKER

Pyrmont NSW 2009

For distinguished service to the performing arts as an operatic soprano, as a mentor and role model, and through fundraising support for educational opportunities for the next generation of opera singers.

Mr Simon Gareth BURKE

Sydney NSW 2000

For distinguished service to the performing arts as an actor, singer and producer, and through senior advocacy roles for performers' rights and access to professional development and education programs.

Mr Peter COLEMAN-WRIGHT

Pyrmont NSW 2009

For distinguished service to the performing arts as an operatic baritone, as a mentor and role model for young singers, and through fundraising support for opera companies.

Mr Rupert Hordern MYER AM

East Melbourne Vic 3000

For distinguished service to the visual and performing arts, through governance roles with leading cultural institutions, as a supporter and benefactor, to the promotion of philanthropy, and to the community.

Member (AM) in the General Division

Mr William Richard ARMSTRONG

21 Fawkner Street, St Kilda Vic 3182

For significant service to the commercial music recording industry through pioneering roles, and to the broadcast media sector.

Dr Catherine Mary CROCK

Camberwell Vic 3124

For significant service to medicine, particularly to improved patient and family care and community healthcare standards, and to the arts. (She founded and manages the Hush Music Foundation recordings program at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.)

Mr Archibald William ROACH

PO Box 2046, Fitzroy Vic 3065

For significant service to the performing arts as a singer, song-writer and guitarist, and to the community as a spokesman for social justice.

Ms Marie Irene TYSOE

1/92 Bay Road, Waverton NSW 2060

For service to the performing arts, particularly as an opera singer, and to the community.

Medal (OAM) in the General Division

Ms Joyce Mary BENNETT

South Bank Apartments, West Tower, 93/10 Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane Qld 4101

For service to music as a teacher, fundraiser and mentor.

Dr Glen CHITTLEBOROUGH

Belair SA 5052 For service to chemical science, to conservation, and to community music.

Mr John Gregory FOREMAN

St Kilda Vic 3182

For service to the performing arts, particularly as a musicial event director and musician.

Mr James Peter HANNAH

824 Ocean Drive, Bonny Hills NSW 2445

For service to community music on the Mid North Coast.

Mrs Catherine Hamilton JEFFREE

6 River Street, Tinonee NSW 2430

For service to community music and arts organisations.

Mr Steven James KAESLER

5 Gozzard Street, Gawler East SA 5118

For service to community music through a range of roles.

Mr Manfred KLINK

PO Box 329, Moffat Beach Qld 4551

For service to the community of Caloundra, and to multicultural music.

Mrs Emily Valda LENNIE

Viewbank Vic 3084

For service to music, to musical education, and to the community.

Mr Michael Arthur McMARTIN

Cambewarra NSW 2540

For service to the performing arts, particularly to the music industry.

Mrs Wendy Anne OAKES

Mooroopna Vic 3629

For service to the community through music as a director, musician and teacher.

Mr Allan Coleman SHELDON

4 Wilkinson Avenue, Birmingham Gardens NSW 2287

For service to military history, to music, and to the community of Newcastle.

Mrs Lizanne Margaret SMITH

Whitfield Qld 4870

For service to music education as a teacher, and to the performing arts.

Mr Denis WALTER

Geelong Vic 3220

For service to the performing arts as a singer and entertainer, and to the broadcast media.

Medal (OAM) in the Military Division

Lieutenant Colonel Gordon ROSS

LAMBIE CSM, ACT

For meritorious performance of duty as the inaugural Commanding Officer of the Australian Army Band, the Director of Music - Army and the Commanding Officer of the Defence Force School of Music.

Compiler

Richard Letts, 8 June 2015

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