June 12 -18, 2022: Issue 542


The Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours List

Lynleigh with Harley the dragon in 2013, who is now a very old boy. A J Guesdon photo

The 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours list recognises 992 Australians, including 669 in the General Division of the Order of Australia, and awards for meritorious, distinguished and conspicuous service.

In addition to the 669 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (8 AC, 33 AO, 200 AM and 428 OAM), today’s Honours list includes:

  • 37 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (1 AC, 2 AO, 16 AM and 18 OAM)  
  • 201 Meritorious awards  
  • 85 Distinguished and Conspicuous awards 

"On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate the Australians recognised in today’s Honours List," the Governor-General said

“Recipients share some common traits – including selflessness, excellence and a commitment to service. They’re from different backgrounds, their stories are each unique, and each has served in different ways. This diversity is a strength and each has impacted their community and made it better.

“For that, we thank them and, today, we celebrate them.

“Collectively the recipients, whose achievements span community service, science and research, industry, sport, the arts and more, represent the very best of Australia.”

Other features of the list include:

  • 45.9 per cent of awards in the General Division to women
  • 43.6 per cent of awards in the General Division for community service
  • 92 Australians recognised for their contribution in support of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic (these recipients will be added to the COVID-19 Honour roll).

“The Order of Australia belongs to all Australians. In addition to the characteristics of selflessness, excellence and service, each recipient in the Order has something else in common: someone has taken the time to nominate them for recognition.”

“Please consider nominating someone outstanding from your community for recognition. The Order belongs to each of us and we all have a part to play. The only way a person can be recognised through the Order of Australia is for someone to nominate them.”

Residents and those with connections to our area recognised in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours list include:

Dr Deidre Karen ANDERSON
For significant service to tertiary education, and to sports administration.

Macquarie University

  • · Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students and Registrar, 2011-2017.
  • · Executive Director, Campus Experience, 2009-2011.
  • · Chief Executive Officer, Sport and Recreation, 2003-2008.
  • · Director, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, 2015-2017.
  • · Past Softball Coach.

United Kingdom Sports Institute

  • · Consultant, 1999-2009.
  • · Chair, International Coaching Conference, 1999-2002.
  • · Director, Athlete Professional Development Services, 1999-2002.
  • · Member, Elite Sports Council, 1999-2002.
  • · Program Director, Scottish Institute of Sport, 1997-2001.

Australian Rugby League Players Association

  • · Chair, since 2019.
  • · Director, since 2016.

UniSport Australia (formerly Australian University Sports)

  • · Chair, 2015-2017.
  • · Board Member, 2013-2018.
  • · Team Ambassador and FISU Delegate, World University Games, Taipei, 2017.
  • · Life Member, since 2019.

Dee Anderson and Associates

  • · Manager Director, since 2020.
  • · Director, DKA and Associates, 2017-2020.

Career - other

  • · Manager, Athlete Career and Education, Australian Institute of Sport, 1995-1999.
  • · Manager, Athlete Career and Education, Victoria Institute of Sport, 1990-1995.
  • · Community Services Manager, Springvale Council, 1987-1990.
  • · Physical Training Officer, Royal Australian Air Force, 1975-1884.

Sports Management and Administration

  • · Athlete Well-being and Engagement Manager, Women's Softball Team - Aussie Spirit, Softball Australia, since 2018.
  • · Performance and Well-being Manager, Matt Hall (Air) Racing, current.
  • · Academic Board Member, International College of Management Sydney, 2017-2019.
  • · Past Managing Director, Performance and Transition Institute, 2017.
  • · President, Women Sport Australia, 2014-2015.
  • · Board Member, Australian Sport and Recreation Association for Persons with Integration Difficulties, 2007-2009.
  • · Past Member, Professional Coach Development Board, Football Federation of Australia.
  • · Board/Committee Member, NSW Basketball, 2006-2007.
  • · Board/Committee Member, Manly Warringah Basketball, 2003-2006.
  • · Board Member, Australian Gymnastics, 1997-2000.
  • · Member, Sports Industry Training Board, 1995-2000.
  • · Advisory Board Member, Australian Sport Drug Education, 1995-1998.
  • · Honorary Board Member, Elite Performers Life Skill Advisers Association, 1998.

Board and volunteer roles - other

  • · Patron, Michael Hughes Foundation, since 2017.
  • · Member, Coffs Harbour Unit, NSW SES, since 2020.
  • · Director, Pittwater RSL Club, 2017.
  • · Justice of the Peace, current.

Rotary Club of Macquarie Park

  • · Past President.
  • · Chairperson, Hope Africa Project (Namibia), partnership with the Indigo Foundation, c2011-2014.
  • · Charter Member, 2006.

Awards and recognition include:

  • · The Leigh Barnier Award, Macquarie University Blues Awards, 2019.
  • · Distinguished Alumni Award, Victoria University of Technology, 2014.
  • · Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 2011.
  • · Honorary Member, Golden Keys Society, 2008.
  • · Services to Sport Award, Australian University Sports, 2008.
  • · Eunice Gill Coach Education Awards, Australian Institute of Sport, 1999.
  • · Princeton International Business Leaders Award

Mr Barry Martin LAMBERT, Collaroy 
For significant service to cannabinoid medical research, to business, and to charitable organisations.

Medical Research and Philanthropy

  • · Co-Founder, Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, University of Sydney, 2016.
  • · Co-Founder, for the establishment of the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal

Cannabis and Hemp, Thomas Jefferson University, Pennsylvania, USA.

  • · Co-Founder, Greenlight Project (medicinal cannabis advocacy group), 2017.
  • · Founder, Count Charitable Foundation, since 2004 - supports various organisations including Lifeline, Epilepsy Action Australia, Northcare and ''Katelyn's Gift'.
  • · Supporter, a range of start-up companies in the health, technology and financial services area, ongoing.
  • · Campaigner for the legalisation of medical cannabis, ongoing.


  • · Chairman and major financial supporter, Ecofibre (an Australian cannabis company), 2015-c2022..
  • · Founder and owner, Count Financial Accounting Firms, 1980-2011.

Awards and recognition include:

  • · Honorary Fellowship, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, 2019.

The Lambert Initiative is the outcome of an unprecedented pledge of $33.7 million by Barry and Joy Lambert to the University of Sydney in order to fund long-term research into the medicinal potential of the cannabis plant.  A world first in the extent of support for medicinal cannabis research, this remarkable gift places Australia at the forefront of medicinal cannabinoid research.

As a result of the experiences of their granddaughter Katelyn who suffers from debilitating paediatric epilepsy, the Lambert’s goal was to fund the establishment of research into the possibility of cannabinoid treatments, not only for epilepsy, but for a broad range of chronic illnesses.

The donation is also the largest ever made to research at the University of Sydney.

The Lamberts’ gift holds the promise of achieving innovative and effective new medicines to alleviate the suffering of countless numbers of people by enabling research across a broad range of applications, from addiction, cancer, obesity, childhood epilepsy and chronic pain to dementia and mental health disorders.

The Lambert’s donation funds a multi-year program (2015 - 2024) to build on the University’s extensive clinical and scientific cannabinoid-related expertise to ultimately produce cannabinoid-based medicines that are safe, reliable and affordable.

Barry and Joy Lambert and former University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Michael Spence AC (middle). Photo: University of Sydney

Mr John McCONAGHY, Avalon Beach
For significant service to the yacht manufacturing sector.

McConaghy Yachts

  • · Owner, 1967-2000.
  • · Pioneer, use of composite materials for boat building, including Kevlar and Carbon Fibre.
  • · Yacht Builder, including Wild Joe (originally Wild Oats 9), Black Jack (originally Alfa Romeo), Wild Oats X and Wild Oats XI.
  • · Builder, Australian America's Cup contenders, including Spirit of Australia, One Australia and Australia 95, since 1990.

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

  • · Member, since 1989.

Awards and recognition include:

  • · Lifetime Achievement Award, Australian Sailing, 2019.
  • · Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence, 2007.

John McConaghy with his Lifetime Achievement Award © Gregg Porteous/Australian Sailing

John McConaghy, was a boy who sailed out of Seaforth Sailing Club in the 1950s who went on to become a “World-wide Legend of Boat Building.”  McConaghy boats was founded by John McConaghy in 1967, building 12, 16, and 18 foot skiffs, Tornado and A-class catamarans, moths and other high performance dinghies. Early boats were built of plywood, quickly after McConaghy began engineering and perfecting the vacuum formed foam sandwich, fibreglass / Kevlar construction method, which proved an immediate success.

As the company’s reputation grew, so did McConaghy's research and development into pre-preg composite techniques earning them a reputation as the best in the business and making the McConaghy name synonymous with light, strong and stiff laminated structures.

In the year 2000, long term McConaghy employees, Jono Morris and Mark Evans embraced the opportunity to take over the company from founder John McConaghy and long time business partner Steve Moxham. Since that time, the company has continued to pursue a very conservative financial strategy while also diversifying to extend its revenue base, a strategy that has seen it triple in size in the past decade.

Dr John Huston STEWART, Balgowlah 
For significant service to medicine as a nephrologist.

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

  • · President, 1994-1996.
  • · Life Member.

Royal Australian College of Physicians

  • · Fellow, since 1974.
  • · Life Member.

University of Sydney

  • · Associate Dean, Western Clinical School, 1992-1996.
  • · Founder, Nepean Clinical School.
  • · Founder, Western Area Health Service Ethics and Scientific Advisory Committee, 1990s.
  • · Former Professor of Renal Medicine.

Westmead Hospital

  • · Head, Renal Medicine, 1979-1996.
  • · Former Deputy Head, Division of Medicine.
  • · Former Renal Physician.
  • · Established, Renal Unit, 1979.
  • · Former Chair, Medical Staff Council.

Sydney Hospital

  • · Head, Renal Department, until 1979.
  • · Founder, Sydney Dialysis Centre, 1967.
  • · Former Researcher.

Mrs Joan BRATEL, Balgowlah 
For service to people with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

  • · Clinical Psychologist, 1986-2021.
  • · Manager, Client Wellbeing, 1986-2021.
  • · Founder, Conductive Education Program.
  • · Founder, Individual and Family Support Program.


  • · Co-Author, Follow your instinct: parent insights on having a child with a disability, Spastic Centre, 2009.
  • · Co-Author, Domestic Violence and Children with Disabilities: Working Towards Enhancing Social Work Practice, Routledge, 2006.
  • · Co-Author, Supporting families: family well-being and children with disabilities, School of Occupation and Leisure Sciences, University of Sydney, 2003.

Mr Alan David BRINKWORTH AFSM, Terrey Hills
For service to emergency response organisations.

New South Wales Rural Fire Service

  • · Honorary Historian, since 2013.
  • · Manager, State Operations, 2010-2011.
  • · Manager, Operational Readiness, 2006-2010.
  • · Manager, Operations Policy and Standards, 2001-2006.
  • · Operations Officer, Coordination, 1998-2001.
  • · Deputy Regional Coordinator, Central East, 1998.
  • · Deputy Regional Coordinator, Castlereagh, 1997-1998.
  • · Planning Officer, Hunter, 1994-1997.
  • · Various other roles including: Chief Superintendent and Acting Assistant Commissioner.

Terrey Hills Brigade, New South Wales Rural Fire Service

  • · Brigade Incident Management Team Officer, since 2013.
  • · Treasurer, 2008-2014, and since 2020.
  • · Historian, current.
  • · Captain, 1990-1993.
  • · Senior Deputy Captain, 1989-1990.
  • · Deputy Captain, 1986-1989 and 2019-2020.
  • · Volunteer Firefighter, since 1984.
  • · Volunteer Trainer.

Warringah/Pittwater Rural Fire District, New South Wales Rural Fire Service

  • · Deputy Group Captain, 1990-1994.
  • · Warringah Shire Training Officer, 1980-1991.

Ingleside Brigade, New South Wales Rural Fire Service

  • · Deputy Captain, 1981-1984.
  • · Volunteer Firefighter, 1980-1984.

Belrose Brigade, New South Wales Rural Fire Service

  • · Volunteer Firefighter, 1972-1980.


  • · Former Quantity Surveyor.
  • · Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 1986.

Awards and recognition include:

  • · Australian Fire Service Medal, 1992.

Chief Superintendent (Retired) Alan Brinkworth AFSM, formerly Manager, State Operations, NSW Rural Fire Service, Sydney

The NSW RFS History Website was created under the guidance of NSW RFS Honorary Historian, Alan Brinkworth AFSM, and much of the content is from Alan’s personal collection.

Since 1972 Alan has been documenting the history of the Service and his collection includes memorabilia such as posters, brochures, publications, photographs, signs, badges, patches, decals, stickers, dress and operational uniforms, helmets, hoses, fittings, hand tools and small equipment, radios and phones.

Alan Brinkworth inside truck: Taken in 1979.

In Bilpin - 2013. Photo: Jordan David

Alan has held most brigade positions, district positions as Shire Training Officer and Group Officer prior to becoming the Regional Planning Officer for Hunter Region in Cessnock in 1994, Deputy Regional Coordinator for Castlereagh Region in Narrabri, Acting Deputy Regional Coordinator for Central East Region in Penrith, then moving to State Operations in 1998, Acting as Assistant Commissioner from time to time before retiring in July 2011 as Chief Superintendent, Manager State Operations. The Alan Brinkworth Perpetual Trophy for Best Performing Crew is also awarded annually. Chief Superintendent (Retired) Alan Brinkworth AFSM, formerly Manager, State Operations, NSW Rural Fire Service, Sydney.

Mr Harry David CRAMER, Palm Beach QLD 
For service to emergency response organisations.

New South Wales State Emergency Service Tweed Heads Unit

  • · Member, since 2014.

New South Wales State Emergency Service Ku-ring-gai Unit

  • · Head Quarters Manager, 2011-2013.
  • · Deputy Controller, 1993-2011.
  • · Duty Officer, 1981-2003.
  • · Training Officer, 1987-1993.
  • · Operations Officer, 1981-1987.
  • · Communications Officer, 1973-1981.
  • · Four Wheel Drive Instructor, State HQ Training Team, 1964-1968.
  • · Member, 1963-2014.
  • · Life Member, since 2013.

Other roles

  • · Scout Leader, 1st Bradfield Migrant Camp, 1960s.
  • · Scout Leader, 3rd East Wahroonga, Scouts NSW, 1980s.
  • · Retained Fire Man, Gordon Fire Brigade, NSW Fire Brigades, 1966-1970.
  • · Member, Belrose Bush Fire Brigade, 1959-1965.
  • · Member, West Killara Community Fire Unit (CFU), 1988-2013.

Awards and recognition include:

  • · Community Service Award, Rotary Club of St Ives, 2010.
  • · National Medal with four clasps , New South Wales State Emergency Service.
  • · Long Service with Gold Clasp for 50 years service, New South Wales State Emergency Service.
  • · Long Service Medal, 20 years service, New South Wales Fire Brigade (CFU).

Mrs Lynleigh Dawn GREIG, Elanora Heights
For service to wildlife conservation.

Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services

  • · Reptile Coordinator, Northern Beaches Branch, since 2011.
  • · Volunteer, since 2011.
  • · Fundraiser, assisting with establishment, Wildlife Rescue Van/Mobile Care Unit.

Waratah Park

  • · Volunteer, since 2013.

Northern Beaches Council

  • · Fundraiser of Year, Volunteer of Year Award.

State Award

  • · Pittwater Woman of the Year, 2021.

On Wednesday March 3rd Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes announced wildlife rescuer Lynleigh Greig as the 2021 Pittwater Woman of the Year.

The award was announced at the annual Zonta International Women’s Day Breakfast, at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, and recognises outstanding achievements of local women and their valuable contribution to the Pittwater community.

Over the past 10 years Lynleigh has volunteered countless hours supporting injured and vulnerable wildlife, including during the 2019/20 catastrophic bushfires across NSW. Lynleigh has also been instrumental in establishing Sydney Wildlife Rescue’s mobile care unit, which provides deployable treatment in emergency situations.

“Lynleigh is a passionate advocate for our native wildlife and is widely regarded for her fearlessness and expert knowledge,” Rob Stokes said.

“Many locals have called upon Lynleigh when faced with snakes, possums, lizards and other types of uninvited wildlife in their homes.

“Lynleigh has an encyclopaedic knowledge of wildlife and has an enviable ability to calmly wrangle, rescue and relocate those creatures that make many of us squirm.

“In a community like ours that’s fortunate to be surrounded by bushland and national parks – wildlife volunteers like Lynleigh are invaluable.

“Lynleigh’s enthusiasm, knowledge and approachability is evident to everyone that’s sought her assistance and seen her at work.

“The role Lynleigh and other volunteers performed in the aftermath of the fires was particularly important and has directly benefited our state’s wildlife recovery.

“This award is a fitting recognition of Lynleigh’s enormous efforts and ongoing contribution to our community,” Rob Stokes said. 

Lynleigh and Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater

Many long-term Readers will have read some of the articles and reports Lynleigh writes for Pittwater Online News over the years. Every form of wildlife that can be found here has featured at one time or another. More than that, Lynleigh has also run timely information for when snakes emerge, or when newly fledged birds may be found out of nests. Lynleigh's information on how to check the pouches of mothers of wildlife hit by cars on our roads for young frequently is revisited.

Lynleigh's work as a volunteer wildlife rescuer goes beyond sharing her knowledge and experiences though. She is in demand speaker at schools and for local organisations, gets her hands in the dirt to help maintain facilities at the Sydney Wildlife Waratah Park Rehabilitation centre, trained to become a reptile handler, trained to become on of those licensed to dart macropods as part of rescues, has been and continues to be an articulate speaker when media focus on the plight of our wildlife comes into focus, particularly during the 2019/2020 bushfires, then throws on a spiffy dress to host fundraisers to support the work of wildlife carers; the medicines needed, the facilities that need an upgrade or even to be built.

One of the larger projects, launched with fellow Sydney Wildlife volunteer Joan Reid, was to buy and fit out a Mobile Wildlife Clinic. Lynleigh, supported by a great group of Sydney Wildlife volunteers and ringing in some 'names' ran a series of Galas and Garden events at the home of long-term supporters, Sue and Peter Glasson, until that goal was reached.

In the Spring of 2019, Lynleigh sent in a report about fitting out the van. Then came the fireball Summer of 2019-2020 and the horrific impact this had on our wildlife in the firegrounds.

On Saturday January 11th 2020 the Sydney Wildlife Mobile Care Unit drove down Booralie Rd in Terrey Hills bound for the South Coast to provide veterinary assistance to fire-affected and burnt wildlife.

This was the van’s ‘maiden voyage’ so it was very special for the wildlife carers and veterinarians travelling with them to enjoy some community spirit with a great send off. There was a convoy as along with the van, 6 volunteer veterinarians, 3 volunteer rescuers, 3 kangaroo joeys and a few media crews went with them.  The wonderful veterinarians volunteering on this trip were Dr Margot Horder, Dr Caroline Woods and Dr Nandita Kataria - all from Collaroy Plateau Veterinary Hospital; Dr Izi Sladakovic from NVS/AVES in Terrey Hills; Dr Kathleen Graham from Kellyville Veterinary Clinic;  and Dr John Thirlwell and Kimberley Moore from Belrose Veterinary Hospital. Full report in: Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic's Inaugural Run Into The New South Wales Firegrounds Has Been Supported By The World's Leading Wildlife Organisations and Carers: January 2020

The emotional impact on all the wildlife carers the team went to help, along with that team itself, was devastating. The physical strain, which went on for months, is hard to understand for those outside of this field. 

Becoming a wildlife carer is a little alike becoming a new mum with 2am and 5am and 11pm feeds - only this goes on for as long as you are caring for an animal, and in the Greig household, sometimes there are a variety of 'critters' that need attending to - dressing wounds, giving medicines, feeding. It's a 24 hours 7 days a week job. If you want time off you have to find someone who can step in and undertake that work load. 

Then there's those that don't make it, or make it and then pass away unexpectedly. Lynleigh's report on the much loved Cloudy still brings many to the point of anger over how careless human beings are around other animals while others are simply reduced to tears, over and over.

It's not for the faint hearted - you have be strong willed, resilient, determined, and ultimately, have a very big hearted.

Ms Jennifer Mary JONES
For service to family and child health nursing.

Sydney Local Health District

  • · Clinical Nurse Consultant, Child and Family Health Nursing Service (CFHN), and the Family Partnership Coordinator, since 2009.
  • · Clinical Nurse Consultant within Community Health, since 1990.
  • · Staff Member and Researcher, Sydney Institute of Women, Children and their Families, current.


  • · Honorary Associate, Community Health Nursing, Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney, since 2015.
  • · Honorary Affiliate, University of Technology Sydney, 2018, and Lecturer, 10 years.

Nursing - Other

  • · Clinical Supervisor to CFHN and Midwives Far West Area Health Service, Royal Flying Doctor Service and Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Service, 2001-2006.
  • · Worked within operating theatres and emergency department, Children's Hospital Westmead, 1995-2005.
  • · Registered Nurse, since 1976.

Displaced Persons

  • · Child and Family Health Clinical Coordinator, Services for Displaced Persons from Kosovo and East Timor, Operation Safehaven, Australian Government, 1999-2000.
  • · Nurse, Child and Family Health Clinic, Dili, 2000.
  • · Research Project, Health Outcomes for Displaced Persons from East Timor, 2000.

Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses' Australia

  • · Former New South Wales Vice-President, 10 years.
  • · Long-term Member.
  • · Chair, National Conference, Sydney, 2000.
  • · Former Committee Member.


  • · Member and Volunteer Lifesaver, Manly Surf Life Saving Club, 15 years.
  • · Supporter, Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, current. 

Ms Janet Helen JUDD, Narrabeen
For service to conservation and the environment.

Northern Plains Regional Advisory Committee

  • · Chair, 2000-2004.
  • · Member, 1981-2017.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

  • · Member, Advisory Council, 2002-2010.
  • · Chair, 2008-2010.

Nature Conservation Council Representative

  • · Mount Grenfell Historic Area, Board of Management, 2016-2022.
  • · Macquarie Cudgegong Environmental Flows Reference Group, 2012-2019.
  • · Castlereagh Zone Bush Fire Management Committee, 2011-2017.

Conservation - Other

  • · Member, Environmental Representative, Namoi Community Conservation Advisory Committee for the Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Act.
  • · Member, Environmental Representative, Narromine to Narrabri Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee, since 2019.
  • · Secretary and Treasurer, Friends of the Pilliga, since 2000.
  • · Foundation Member, Coonabarabran Residents Against Gas, since 2014.


  • · Principal and Head Teacher, Warrumbungle National Park Environmental Education Centre, 1990-2002.
  • · Science Teacher, St Lawrence's Central School, Coonabarabran, 1976-1989.


  • · Founding Member, Warrumbungle Wheelers Cycling Club.
  • · Founding Member, Coonabarabran Bushwalking Club, 1980-2010.

Awards and recognition include:

  • · Environment Award, Warrumbungle Shire Council. 

Dr Jonathan Leslie KING, Avalon Beach 
For service to community history.

First Fleet re-enactment - Bicentennial Celebrations, 1988

  • · Founder of the project to re-enact the voyage of the eleven ships of the First Fleet to Australia at the time of the Bicentennial in 1988, 1977-1988.

Historical Commemorations

  • · Leader, battlefield tours to Gallipoli and the Western Front for the Centenary of World War I, 2000s-2010s.
  • · Director, Burke and Wills 150th Anniversary environmental expedition from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, Royal Society of Victoria, 2010.
  • · Matthew Flinders' re-enactment of his circumnavigation of Australia, 2002.
  • · Man from Snowy River 100th Anniversary re-enactment, 1995.
  • · Centenary Celebrations for Waltzing Matilda, Queensland, 1994.


Author of approximately 30 books including:

  • · Palestine Diaries: The Light Horsemen's Own Story, Battle by Battle, Scribe, 2017.
  • · Gallipoli Diaries: The Anzacs' Own Story, Day by Day, Scribe, 2014.
  • · Tall Ships and Tall Tales: A Life of Dancing with History, Scribe Publications, 2013.
  • · Great Disasters in Australian History, Allen and Unwin, 2013.
  • · Great Battles in Australian History, Allen and Unwin, 2011.
  • · Gallipoli Untold Stories, Random House, 2005.
  • · The Man from Snowy River: Commemorative Centennial Edition, Harper Collins, 1996.
  • · Waltzing Matilda: Song that Shaped a Nation, Webster Publishing, 1995.
  • · Australia's First Fleet and the Re-enactment, Fairfax Robertsbridge, 1988.
  • · Return of the First Fleet, Fairfax Robertsbridge, 1988.
  • · The First Fleet: The Convict Voyage that Founded Australia, Macmillan, 1982.
  • · The Other Side of the Coin: A Political History of Australia in Cartoons, Cassell, 1976.

Documentaries and films

Involved in the production of approximately 20 documentaries/films, on Australia's heritage including:

  • · Last Ten Anzacs.
  • · Historical Consultant, Beneath Hill 60, (Feature Film).
  • · Winning World War 1: The Anzacs stories Battle by Battle.

Australian Conservation Foundation

  • · Board Director, 2011-2012.
  • · Councillor, 2010-2018.


  • · Director, Australian Rainforest Foundation, early 1990s.
  • · Founder, Northern Beaches Clean Up


  • · Lecturer, Political Science and History, University of Melbourne, 1970s.


  • · Australia Day Ambassador, Australia Day Council, 2010-2011.
  • · Candidate, Democrats and Greens campaigns, including the Wakehurst Electorate, 2010s.
  • · Member, President's Advisory Council, National Heritage Foundation, mid-1990s.
  • · Trustee, Australian Museum, 1988-1992.
  • · Council Member, Royal Australian Historical Society, 1989.

Awards and recognition include:

  • · Victorian of the Year, Australian of the Year Awards, Australia Day Council, 1989.
  • · Outstanding Achiever Award, Prime Minister of Australia, 1989.
  • · Australian Bicentennial Award, Portsmouth City Council, 1987.
  • · Outstanding Australian, Victorian Division, Australia Day Council, 1988.
  • · Outstanding Australian, Portland City Council, Victoria, 1988.
  • · Bicentennial Heritage Award, Rocks Chamber of Commerce, Sydney, 1988.
  • · Australian Achiever, Australia Day Award, National Australia Day Council, 1989

Dr Daniel John WHITE, Narrabeen 
For service to education.

Sydney Catholic Schools

  • · Executive Director, 2009-2019.

National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC)

  • · Former Committee Member, 6 years.
  • · Member, Religious Education Committee.

NSW Catholic Education Commission (NSWCEC)

  • · Member, 2009-2017.

Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

  • · Director, 2003-2008.

Boards and Appointments

  • · Board Member, Catholic Education Network (CENet), 2012-2016.
  • · Member, Board of Governors, The University of Notre Dame, 2009-2015.
  • · Board Member, New South Wales Board of Studies (BOSTES), 2010-2014.
  • · Board Member, Catholic Network Australia (CNA), 2013-2014.
  • · Member, Senate of Australian Catholic University, 2011-2014.

Mrs Amanda Elizabeth FARRAR, Brookvale 
For outstanding public service to arts and culture in New South Wales.

Mrs Amanda Farrar is currently serving as the Director, Public Affairs and Development at the Australian Museum. She has demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication and determination, making a significant contribution to the Australian Museum in the areas of environmental sustainability, accessibility and inclusion, and fundraising strategies.

In particular, Mrs Farrar has been a key driver of the Australian Museum's sustainability agenda, which has seen the Australian Museum become the first museum in the nation to achieve the Federal Government's accredited Carbon Neutral status. Throughout the journey she has engaged the Australian Museum team with these initiatives, ensuring they are adopted and practised by the staff and key stakeholders.

Mrs Farrar has also been the key driver of the Australian Museum's Access & Inclusion Action Plan. The Plan has seen a multitude of physical facility changes in the Museum making it more welcoming to people with physical and intellectual disabilities. She has also overseen the implementation of early morning openings for children with autism to explore an uncrowded Museum.

As champion of the Museum's Reconciliation Action Plan, Mrs Farrar's passion for First Nations inclusion has been inspiring. She delicately navigates what can, for some, be a challenging issue with empathy and care. The Australian Museum's recent award winning First Nations exhibition ‘Unsettled' reflects Mrs Farrar's dedication to this cause.

From the Australian Museum Foundation perspective, Mrs Farrar has been enormously helpful in expanding the philanthropic support for the museum, helping shape the donor strategy, meeting with donors to develop proposals that resonate, and following through to secure large donations. Her dedication has seen philanthropic revenue increase by 500% since she assumed her role.

Mrs Farrar has led with drive and commitment, patience, pragmatism and intelligence. Her efforts have ensured the Australian Museum remains a hallmark cultural institution for generations to come.