The University of Western Australia congratulates 21 of its graduates and five staff members who were recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.
The Australia Day 2019 Honours List was established in 1975 and recognises the contributions and service by outstanding individuals across Australia. A total of 1127 honours were presented this year.
UWA graduates The Honourable Justice Michelle Gordon, the late Emeritus Professor Patrick Troy and the late Mr Stan Perron (UWA Hon Doc) were among 19 Australians across the country to be recognised on the prestigious list with a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).
The Honourable Justice Michelle Gordon is a Justice of the High Court of Australia who has served as a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. She has practised in state and federal courts principally in commercial, equity, taxation and general civil matters. She was recognised for her eminent service to the judiciary, and to the law, to legal education and judicial administration, as a role model, and to the community.
The late Emeritus Professor Patrick Troy was one of Australia's leading urban planners and an engineer who completed many influential works relating to urban and regional policy. He was recognised for his eminent service to urban and regional planning in Australia, to environmental sustainability and social justice policy, and as a mentor and role model.
The late Mr Stan Perron was an Australian businessman and philanthropist. He started his business career running a fleet of taxis in Perth, before building ice-skating rinks and enjoying a considerable career in business and investment, founding the Perron Group. He was recognised for his eminent service to the community through philanthropic contributions to a range of charitable organisations, and to the commercial property sector.
A full list of UWA recipients in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List is below:
UWA Australia Day 2019 Honours List recipients:
Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
For eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or to humanity at large
The Honourable Justice Michelle Gordon (BJuris '86, LLB '87),UWA graduate
The late Emeritus Professor Patrick Troy (BE '60), UWA graduate
The late Mr Stan Perron, (UWA Hon Doc)
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
For distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or to humanity at large.
Mr John Atkins AO (BJuris '77, LLB '78), UWA graduate
Mr Michael Fitzpatrick AO (BE '75, DLitt '09), UWA graduate
Mr Anthony Nutt, AO (BA '83), UWA graduate
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
For service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group.
Professor Tara Brabazon (BA '91, MA '94), UWA graduate
Research Associate Felicity Bradshaw (BSc '60, MSc '85), staff, UWA School of Biological Sciences
Winthrop Professor David Forbes (MBBS '73), staff, UWA Medical School
Dr Graham Forward (BCom '73, MBBS '85), UWA graduate
Winthrop Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf (MBBS '86, PhD '99), staff, UWA Medical School
Professor Richard Krever, staff, UWA Law School
Dr Erin Lalor (PhD '97), UWA graduate
The Honourable Barry House (BEc '75), UWA graduate
Professor Julie Steele (BPEd '83), UWA graduate
Dr Paul Vogel (BSc '74, PhD '77), UWA graduate
Dr Patricia Woolley (BSc '55), UWA graduate
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service worthy of particular recognition.
Mrs Georgia Efford (BA '61), UWA graduate
Adjunct Professor Dr Jon Hronsky (PhD '94), staff, UWA School of Earth Sciences
Mr Bevan Lee (BSc '72, GradDipEd '73), UWA graduate
Mr Ian Lindsay (BEd '60, MEd '67, BMus '67), UWA graduate
Mr Cyrus Meher-Homji (BMus '88, MA '95), UWA graduate
Mr David Miller (LLB '74), UWA graduate
Dr Harry Pearson (BSc '55, BEd '59), UWA graduate
Mr Maurice Swanson (MPH '98), UWA graduate
Dr Jill Wilson (PhD '84), UWA graduate
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