1973 New Year Honours (New Zealand)


The 1973 New Year Honours in New Zealand were appointments by Elizabeth II on the advice of the New Zealand government to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by New Zealanders. The awards celebrated the passing of 1972 and the beginning of 1973, and were announced on 1 January 1973.[1]

The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour.

Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)


Knight Bachelor


Order of Saint Michael and Saint George


Companion (CMG)

Order of the British Empire


Knight Commander (KBE)

Civil division

Commander (CBE)

Civil division
Military division

Officer (OBE)

Civil division
  • Professor Dennis Geoffrey Bonham – of Auckland. For valuable services to medicine.
  • George Cyril Burton – of Wellington. For valuable services to the community.
  • Robert Donald Cox – of Auckland. For valuable services to commerce.
  • Cecil Lancelot Stewart Cross – of Wellington. For valuable services to sports administration.
  • Francis William Dry – of Palmerston North. For valuable services to the wool industry.
  • Henry Edward Field – of Christchurch. For valuable services to education.
  • Leonard Charles Harrison – of Stratford. For valuable services to the community.
  • Henry Charles McQueen – of Wellington. For valuable services to the community.
  • The Honourable John Mathison – of Christchurch. For valuable services to politics.
  • Robert Richmond Rex. For valuable services to the people of Niue.
  • William Newton Sheat – of Lower Hutt. For valuable services to the arts.
  • Matiu Te Hau – of Auckland. For valuable services to Māori education.
  • Charles Stewart Thomas – of Christchurch. For valuable services to the community.
  • George Augustus Walsh – of Tauranga. For valuable services to politics.
Military division

Member (MBE)

Civil division
  • Ronald Gilmour Anderson – of Cheviot. For services to local government.
  • John McKay Archibald – of Southland. For services to the community.
  • William James Cronshaw Ashcroft – of Havelock North. For services to local government.
  • John Harband Brunt – of Nelson. For services to the community, especially the Nelson Harbour Board.
  • Stanley Norman Chatfield – of Ōpōtiki. For services to local government.
  • David Bartholomew Curry – of Masterton. For services to the community.
  • James Riddle Earwaker – of Alexandra. For services to the community.
  • Robert Stephenson Jordan Fitzgerald – of Oamaru. For services to medicine and the community.
  • James Guy – of Te Kōpuru. For services to the community.
  • Enyth Muriel Holdgate – of Auckland. For services to nursing.
  • Anirau Miria Karauria – of Mount Maunganui. For services to the Māori community
  • Winifred Frances Lysnar – of Gisborne. For services to the community.
  • Ivall Moira Macdonald – of Invercargill. For services to the community and especially the Girl Guides Association.
  • Shona Graham McFarlane – of Dunedin. For services to the arts.
  • Beatrice Annie Matheson – of Raglan. For services to the community.
  • Alexander Prentice – of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • Donald David Rowlands – of Auckland. For services to rowing.
  • Ronald Henshall Simmons – of Auckland. For services to the community,
  • Ernest William Taylor – of Hamilton. For services to the community.
  • Waiharakeke Waitere – of Putiki. For services to the Māori community.
  • John Anthony Roy Walker – of Otautau. For services to the community.
Military division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)


  • Leslie James Davis – of Auckland, lately High Commissioner of the Cook Islands.

British Empire Medal (BEM)


For gallantry

Civil division
  • Geoffrey Stewart Barrett – of Wainuiomata. For gallantry shown in seizing an armed murderer in Wellington.
Military division
  • Petty Officer Walter Steel Inglis – Royal New Zealand Navy. For gallantry shown in seizing an armed murderer in Wellington.

For meritorious service

Civil division
  • Christabel Lenore Bending – of Marton. For services to the community.
  • Alice Bent – of New Plymouth. For services to the community.
  • Peter Vincent Keown – constable, New Zealand Police Force. For services to the community, particularly search and rescue in the Wanaka area.
  • Walter McDougall – of Lower Hutt. For services to the community.
  • Eva Marion Rimmer – of Edgecumbe. For services to paraplegics.
  • Norman William Rossiter – of Westport. For services to the community.
  • John William Roughan – Director of Public Works, Niue.
  • Wesley Newsome Stanley – of Hastings. For services to the community.
Military division
  • Acting Warrant Radioman Allan Parker – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Writer David Alexander Seaton – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Petty Officer Engineering Mechanic Dennis John Stapleton – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Corporal David Ian Bird – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Regular Force).
  • Sergeant Hori Heteri Hokianga – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Sergeant (Temporary Staff Sergeant) Gilbert Alan Mains – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force).
  • Flight Sergeant Eric Stanley Dark – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Corporal James Burns Duncan – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Sergeant Desmond Bruce Harlick – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)


  • Wing Commander Ivor Veitch Mackay – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Queen's Fire Service Medal (QFSM)


  • Gordon Drummond – chief fire service officer, New Zealand Fire Service Council.
  • Randolph William McMillan – chief fire officer, Temuka Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • Elvyn Francis Quinlan – secretary, United Fire Brigades Association of New Zealand.

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air


  • Master Signaller Noel Joseph Crump – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References


  1. "No. 45861". The London Gazette (2nd supplement). 1 January 1973. pp. 33–36.