Far North Queensland Investiture Ceremony, 12 May 2023
The Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM has presented 18 Far North Queenslanders with Australian Honours and Awards at an Investiture Ceremony held in Cairns.
A recording of the ceremony is available below.
Congratulations to the recipients.
AWARDED AN OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Dame Carol Anne Kidu AO
For distinguished service to human rights, to community development, and to international relations.
AWARDED A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Professor Edward Strivens PSM AM
For significant service to geriatric medicine, and to professional organisations.
AWARDED THE CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS
Lieutenant Commander Makaila Rhea Lasalo RAN CSC
For outstanding achievement as the Royal Australian Navy Maritime Surveillance Adviser to Tonga.
AWARDED THE PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL
Mr Kenneth Leigh Timms PSM
For outstanding public service to Queensland remote and regional communities.
AWARDED THE AUSTRALIAN POLICE MEDAL
Senior Sergeant John William McArthur APM
For outstanding and inspirational leadership in regional and remote Far North Queensland areas of the Queensland Police Service.
Senior Sergeant Gary Robert Hunter APM
For outstanding and inspirational leadership in Central and Far North Queensland areas of the Queensland Police Service.
AWARDED THE AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL
Mr Ian Maxwell Fulton AFSM
For distinguished service, exemplary dedication and commitment to excellence in the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
AWARDED THE AMBULANCE SERVICE MEDAL
Ms Nadine Cherise Bond ASM
For outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication to excellence in patient care for the Queensland Ambulance Service.
AWARDED THE MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE HONORARY DIVISION
Ms Margit Cianelli OAM (Hon)
For service to wildlife conservation.
AWARDED THE MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mr Herbert William Layt OAM
For distinguished service to the community.
Mr Donald Charles Lawie OAM
For service to the community of the Cairns region.
Mr James Charles Hill OAM
For service to the community of Cairns.
Mr Graeme Arthur Haussmann OAM
For service to engineering and to the community.
Mrs Lone Vittrup White OAM
For service to the creative arts as a ceramicist.
Mrs Yoko Mills OAM
For services to nursing.
Mr John Alfred Harvey OAM
For service to the community of Mareeba.
AWARDED THE MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE MILITARY DIVISION
Chief Petty Officer Nathan James Byast OAM (Mil)
For commendable service in the field of Marine Engineering and training.