2002 Queensland Greats recipients
The Queensland Greats honoured in 2002 were:
- Wayne Bennett AM
- Dr Clem Jones AO
- Olga Miller
- Emeritus Professor Lawrie Powell AC
- Professor David Tudehope AM.
Wayne Bennett AM
Wayne Bennett AM is one of Australia’s greatest sporting coaches, known for his courage, humility and commitment. Wayne played representative football for Queensland and Australia between 1971 and 1973, and began coaching in 1976. He established countless records with the clipboard and whistle, before sealing his legendary status with six premierships for the Brisbane Broncos and four State of Origin series victories and a draw. His sporting success has also been recognised in his selection as Australian Rugby League coach several times over.
Dr Clem Jones AO
The late Dr Clem Jones AO is a Brisbane icon as the city’s longest serving mayor, with his contribution to the development of Brisbane and its citizens unsurpassed. A surveyor by profession, Clem was Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1961 to 1975. His tenure saw the capital grow from a conservative country town to a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Clem’s civic service continued after his retirement from politics through membership of numerous civic, sporting and professional bodies.
The late Olga Miller, known as Auntie, was an internationally acclaimed author and consultant on Aboriginal culture and traditions. Born in Maryborough, Auntie was an Elder of the Butchulla nation that borders Mount Bauple, Burrum Heads and Double Island Point. The Legends of Moonie Jarl was one of the first books ever authored by Aboriginal people in Australia and Auntie created the illustrations using her own style. She spent her time educating non-Indigenous Australians about pre-European history and Aboriginals on their own cultural background.
Emeritus Professor Lawrie Powell AC
Emeritus Professor Lawrie Powell AC is one of Queensland’s most celebrated medical researchers. He led international investigations into liver disease and cancer for many years and his research has made significant contributions to the understanding of inherited liver disease and cirrhosis, especially haemochromatosis. Lawrie was instrumental in the development of Brisbane’s Comprehensive Cancer Research Centre and has received numerous national and international awards in recognition of his research achievements.
Professor David Tudehope AM
Professor David Tudehope AM is a distinguished physician and author. As a former Director of Neonatology at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital and Professor in Neonatal Paediatrics at The University of Queensland, he spearheaded neonatal research in Queensland. David has saved many young lives and encouraged others to explore new neonatal technologies. He has chaired a number of paediatric committees and inspired many doctors through the Neonatal Perinatal Training Committee of the Australian College of Paediatrics.