1957 New Year Honours (New Zealand)

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The 1957 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 1956 and the beginning of 1957, and were announced on 1 January 1957.[1]

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

Knight Bachelor[edit]

Order of the Bath[edit]

Companion (CB)[edit]

Military division

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

Companion (CMG)[edit]

Order of the British Empire[edit]

Commander (CBE)[edit]

Civil division
Military division

Officer (OBE)[edit]

Civil division
Military division
  • Acting Captain Brian Edmund Turner DSC – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Stanley Frederick Catchpole MC EDRoyal New Zealand Artillery (Territorial Force).
  • Squadron Leader Maurice Beehan Furlong – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Member (MBE)[edit]

Civil division
  • Vida Mary Barron – senior lecturer at the University of Otago, and a former Dominion president of the New Zealand Federation of University Women.
  • William Bell – of Invercargill. For services to the community in local-body activities, especially educational.
  • Robert Bruce – mayor of Akaroa.
  • Llewellyn John Collins – county clerk and treasurer of the Waimate County Council.
  • Raymond James George Collins – of Christchurch; a prominent philatelist.
  • Rangitiaria Dennan – a prominent guide in the Rotorua district. For services to the tourist movement.
  • Annie Dundon. For services to the Marlborough Hospital Board.
  • Hanson Home Fraser – chairman of the Timaru High School's board of governors, and secretary of the Timaru Fire Board.
  • Sydney Freeman – Dominion organising secretary, Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs.
  • Norah Gibbons – president of the Kindergarten Association.
  • Catherine Goodsir – of Taumarunui. For social welfare services.
  • William Charles Kennedy – of Te Aroha. For services to the community in local-body work.
  • Leonard Albert McIntosh – secretary of the Kaitaia Dairy Company.
  • Jack Meltzer – general secretary of the Police Association.
  • William Herbert Sandford – of Raetihi. For services to the community in local-body work.
  • William Thomas Strand – of Lower Hutt. For services to local government.
Military division
  • Supply Lieutenant John Harper Craig – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Warrant Officer Class II Lindsay Easter Pallister Atkin – Royal New Zealand Infantry (Territorial Force).
  • Warrant Officer Class II Noel McLennan – Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (Territorial Force).
  • Major Douglas Stewart Ross – Royal New Zealand Infantry (Territorial Force).
  • Major Richard James Holden WebbRoyal New Zealand Artillery (Regular Force).
  • Flight Lieutenant Colin Francis Laloli DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Flight Lieutenant Colin Ernest Baird Papps DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

British Empire Medal (BEM)[edit]

Civil division
Military division
  • Chief Engine Room Artificer Arthur Malcolm Roxborough Bennett – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Shipwright James Patrick Dobbyn – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Chief Petty Officer Fredrick George Heath – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • Acting Chief Petty Officer Donald Edward Tuck – Royal New Zealand Navy.
  • 34807 Sergeant Ronald Alexander Watson – Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (Regular Force).
  • 70427 Flight Sergeant Kenneth James Clark – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • 71251 Sergeant William Henry O'Byrne – Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Air Force Cross (AFC)[edit]

  • Wing Commander Douglas Fitzclarence St George DFC – Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  • Squadron Leader William Medworth Golden – Royal New Zealand Air Force.


  1. ^ "No. 40962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1957. pp. 45–47.