Australia Day Honours for UCA members

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The Australia Day 2018 Honours List recognises a diverse range of contributions and service across all fields, including professional endeavours, community work, Australia’s Defence Force and Emergency Services. Uniting Church members were among 895 awardees who received Australia Day Honours. 


One Uniting Church SA member was recognised in 2018, and received a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia:

Mr Norman Leslie Ginn (Member, Adare Uniting Church) for service to the community of Victor Harbor.


Uniting Church members awarded honours in other states:

Member (AM) of the Order of Australia

The Right Worshipful Reverend Gordon Alfred Badbery OAM for significant service to local government, to the community of the Illawarra, to the mining industry, and to the Uniting Church in Australia.

Adjunct Professor Ian Maxwell Dunn for significant service to the law, to legal standards, education, and specialist accreditation, and as a practitioner in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution.


Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia

Mr Norman Warren Allan for service to education.

Mrs Phyllis Lorna Bowen for service to the community of Brisbane.

Mrs Ann Rosalie Bray for service to the community of north east Melbourne.

Major Robert Gordon Charles RFD (Retd) for service to the community through a range of roles.

Mrs Elisabeth Margaret Fleming for service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Mrs Anne Lynette Knight for service to the community of Laverton.

Mr Barrie Alexander Provan for service to the community of Queenscliff.

The Reverend Ivan Alexander Roberts for service to the Uniting Church in Australia, and to the Myall Creek Memorial.  

Mr John Charles Taylor for service to the community of Myrtleford.


Do you know of any other Uniting Church SA members who were recognised on Australia Day, either in the Honours List or through their local community? Let us know in the comments below or email


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Comments (3)

  1. Catherine Hoffman, New Times Editor 02 february 2018, 11:45 Link
    «Alverna Ballard is a long time Uniting Church member at Balhannah Uniting Church. On Australia Day 26th January, she was awarded one of two of the Mt Barker Mayor's Certificate of Achievement for the work she has done over many years in the Lion's Club, for supporting a number of elderly community members in need and assisting with recycling. She is well known throughout Balhannah, Brukunga, Nairne and Mt Barker for her energetic work supporting these Hills communities.»

    Thanks to Heather for sharing this information!