1951 Birthday Honours (New Zealand)

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The 1951 King's Birthday Honours in New Zealand, celebrating the official birthday of King George VI, were appointments made by the King on the advice of the New Zealand government to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by New Zealanders. They were announced on 7 June 1951.[1][2][3]

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

Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

Knight Commander (KCMG)[edit]

Order of the British Empire[edit]

Dame Commander (DBE)[edit]

Civil division

Commander (CBE)[edit]

Civil division
  • Ernest James Fawcett MC – of Wellington; director-general of agriculture, Department of Agriculture.
  • Bernard Edward Murphy – of Wellington; professor of economics, Victoria University College, 1920–1950. For services to education.
  • John Porteous Rutherford – of Wellington; controller and auditor-general, Audit Department.
  • Leonard Owen Howard Tripp OBE – of Wellington. For patriotic and social welfare services.

Officer (OBE)[edit]

Civil division
  • Thomas William Mark Ashby – of Auckland. For municipal services.
  • Hugh Blake Burdekin – of Levin. For services to returned servicemen.
  • Alfred Edward Caddick – of Christchurch. For services to education, dramatic art and sport.
  • William Reynolds Carey – of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • Letty Mabel Croft – of Napier; matron and lady superintendent, Napier Public Hospital.
  • James William Dove JP – of Dunedin. For services to the community, especially in local-government affairs.
  • Hugh Charles Jenkins – of Wanganui. For services to journalism.
  • Kenneth Ewart Luke MNZIE – city engineer, Wellington.
  • Thomas James Maling – of Christchurch. For services to the community.
  • Harry Montefiore Wilson BCh MB – of Hastings; a medical practitioner.
Military division

Member (MBE)[edit]

Civil division
  • Morris John Barnett – of Christchurch. For services to horticulture.
  • William Bringans – of Alexandra. For services to local government.
  • Alexander Christie Cameron MC – of Dunedin. For services to the community in Dunedin.
  • John Wiltshire Card – of Featherston. For services to local government.
  • Norman Royle-Chapman JP – of Auckland. For services in connection with various public and patriotic organisations.
  • Herbert Peachey Desmoulins – of Dunedin. For patriotic services, especially in connection with the Food for Britain campaign.
  • Agnes Marshall Ferguson – of Auckland. For services to the New Zealand Red Cross Society.
  • Harry Cecil Alderson Fox – of Hāwera. For services to music.
  • Thomas Threader Garland – of Auckland. For services to the community, especially as a conductor of children's choirs.
  • John Guiniven – of Takapuna. For municipal services.
  • Elizabeth Catherine Gunn MB ChB – of Wellington; a former director of the School of Hygiene, Wellington. For public services.
  • Annie Henry – of Ōhope. For services rendered under the auspices of the Presbyterian Māori Mission to the Māori people.
  • Margaret Jane McKerrow – of Hampden. For services to the community.
  • Stella Murray – of London. For social welfare services on behalf of New Zealanders in the United Kingdom.
  • Alexander James Nicol – of Gisborne. For public and social welfare services.
  • Jane Trotter – of Christchurch; an obstetrical nurse.
  • Ninian George Trotter MD CM – of Riverton. For public and social-welfare services.
  • Charles Edward Wheeler – of Wellington; a parliamentary journalist.
  • Mary Frances Wyber – of Balclutha. For services to the community, especially in connection with the Returned Services' Association and charitable organisations at Balclutha.
Military division

Companion of the Imperial Service Order (ISO)[edit]

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Military division
  • Petty Officer Arthur George Cooper – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Joiner Edward Ernest Dorrell – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Staff Sergeant (temporary Warrant Officer, Second Class) John Allan – New Zealand Regiment, New Zealand Army
  • Flight Sergeant Donald Edward Harris – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Corporal Christopher John Lennox – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Royal Red Cross[edit]

Associate (ARRC)[edit]

  • Charge Sister Phyllis May Aitcheson – New Zealand Army Nursing Service.

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Flight Lieutenant Donald Miles Hutton – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 39245". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 7 June 1951. pp. 3099–3102.
  2. ^ "No. 39243". The London Gazette (1st supplement). 7 June 1951. p. 3081.
  3. ^ "Birthday honours list" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette (46). 14 June 1951. p. 848.