Once again, Glebe Society members and other Glebites are represented among the Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours list.
Glebe Society member David Fraser was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘significant service to tertiary science education, as an academic and researcher, and to the study of human disease and domestic animal production’. David is currently Emeritus Professor of Animal Science, University of Sydney and was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science; he has authored over 90 papers on topics including the physiology of Vitamin D status in various population groups and contributing factors, and the relationship of milk consumption and bone health.
Another Glebite to be honoured this Queen’s Birthday is Maureen Cahill, from the Glass Artists’ Gallery on Glebe Point Rd, who was also made a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia. The citation reads: ‘For significant service to the visual arts, as a leading practitioner and promoter of contemporary glass art, and as an educator and mentor’.
Congratulations also to Simon Burke, son of Glebe Society member, Bobbie Burke. Simon received an Officer of the Order of Australia award.