Queensland Greats Awards
These prestigious awards recognise outstanding Queenslanders for their lifetime of dedication and contribution to the development of our state and their role in strengthening and shaping our community. A special category was introduced in 2015 to posthumously honour individuals who have made an exceptional impact on our state. This category was once again included in this year’s awards.
The 2016 Queensland Greats were announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Sunday 12 June 2016 as part of Queensland Week celebrations.
The 2016 Queensland Greats are:
- Allan Border AO
- The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO
- John Curro AM MBE
- Lloyd McDermott (Mullenjaiwakka)
- Mal Meninga AM
Queensland Greats are honoured with commemorative plaques displayed proudly at Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane.
Listed below are the individuals and institutions honoured from 2001 to 2015.
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2015 were:
- Dr Andrew Brice AM
- Distinguished Professor James Dale AO FTSE
- Pat Fennell
- John (Jack) Gleeson AM KSG
- Robert MacPherson
- Steve Irwin
- RSL (Queensland Branch)
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2014 were:
- Dr Sallyanne Atkinson AO
- Fred Conway
- Dr Patrick Corrigan AM
- Professor Adèle Green AC
- Win Schubert AO
- Endeavour Foundation
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2013 were:
- Stefan Ackerie
- Dr Dimity Dornan AO
- Tim Fairfax AC
- Professor G.Q. Max Lu FAA FTSE
- Herb Wharton
- Australian Red Cross Society
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2012 were:
- Emeritus Professor Ken Donald AO
- Deborah Mailman
- Daphne Pirie AO MBE
- Sir Sydney Schubert
- Terry White AO
- Queensland Meals On Wheels.
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2011 were:
- Dr Betty Byrne Henderson AM
- Dr George Chapman AO
- Graham Jackson OAM
- Wally Lewis AM
- Kerry O’Brien
- Queensland State Emergency Service.
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2010 were:
- The Honourable Mike Ahern AO
- The Honourable Sir Llewellyn (Llew) Edwards AC
- Professor Michael Good AO
- Ruth Hegarty
- Dr James Edward (Eddie) Liu OBE OAM
- The University of Queensland (UQ).
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2009 were:
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2008 were:
- Ian Brusasco AO
- Pearl Duncan
- Matthew Hayden AM
- Professor Ross Homel AO
- Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher James AO
- Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia (Queensland section).
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2007 were:
- Ashley Cooper AO
- The Honourable Leneen Forde AC
- Doug Hall AM
- Emeritus Professor John Hay AC
- Sir Leo Hielscher AC
- Surf Life Saving Queensland.
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2006 were:
- Professor Ian Frazer AC
- Dr Jim Kennedy AO CBE
- Greg Norman AO
- Dr Margaret Olley AC
- Geoffrey Rush AC
- Mater Misericordiae Health Services.
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2005 were:
- William (Bill) Brown OAM
- Dr Tony Gould AM
- Patrick Terrence (Terry) Jackman AM
- Dr Aila Keto AO
- Rod Laver MBE.
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2004 were:
- Professor Julie H Campbell AO
- Hugh Cornish AM
- Dr Richard Lewandowski
- William Robinson AO
- Nicholas (Nick) Xynias AO BEM.
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2003 were:
- Professor Peter Doherty AC
- David Malouf AO
- Angelo Puglisi
- Dr Evelyn Scott AO
- Reginald Murray (R.M.) Williams AO CMG.
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2002 were:
- Wayne Bennett AM
- Dr Clem Jones AO
- Olga Miller
- Professor Lawrie Powell AC
- Professor David Tudehope AM.
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2001 were: