The Subiaco community is made up of extraordinary people. At a special event this week, Mayor Taylor recognised the outstanding contributions of 10 community members who were acknowledged by the State through the 2019 Australia Day and Queen's Birthday Honours lists and the Western Australian of the Year awards. Their exceptional contributions range from works in gender equality, international relations, medicine and business.
Western Australian of the Year Award winners
James McMahon DSC DSM
Winner 2019 Western Australian of the Year
Winner 2019 Community Award
James McMahon was awarded for his career dedication with the Australian Defence Force and his involvement in the community.
Dr Erica Smyth AC
Winner 2019 Business Award
With 45 years’ experience in the mineral and petroleum industries, Dr Smyth is a pioneer in bringing companies, communities and governments together on exploration projects. Dr Smyth has chaired or directed more than 20 listed and private companies, charities and government boards and is one of the few women to chair an ASX-listed company. A trail-blazer for gender equality, she serves as Ambassador for 100 Women providing grants for women in health, safety and education.
Dr Angus Turner
Winner 2019 Professions Award
Dr Angus Turner is a leading eye doctor with a passion for helping remote, rural and disadvantaged communities. The rate of blindness amongst Aboriginal Australians is three times higher than that of non-Aboriginal Australians and Doctor Turner is working tirelessly to address this imbalance. One of his major achievements was the launch of the Lions Outback Vision Van - a mobile eye health clinic that services remote areas, saving people from trekking thousands of kilometres for treatment.
Australia Day Honours
Ms Heather Henderson OAM
Former Mayor of Subiaco, Heather Henderson received the Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to local government and the community of Subiaco.
Mrs Felicity Bradshaw
Felicity Bradshaw received Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to the biological sciences and to education.
Mr Paul Duhig
Paul Duhig received the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to performing arts, particularly through music.
Professor Diane Twigg
Professor Twigg received Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to nursing through a range of leadership, education and advisory roles.
Queen's Birthday Honours
Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Hourn
Lt Colonel Geoff Hourn received Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to veterans and their families and to international relations.
Professor David Mackey
Professor Mackey received Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine and to medical education, in the field of ophthalmology, as a clinician-scientist and academic.
Dr Lindy Roberts
Dr Roberts received Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to medicine and to professional organisations.
Pictured: Felicity Bradshaw, Dr Angus Turner, Heather Henderson OAM, Prof David Mackey, Mayor Penny Taylor, Dr Lindy Roberts, James McMahon, Lt Colonel Geoffrey Hourn