The Academy warmly congratulates five of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of The Order of Australia:
Art historian, author and curator, Emeritus Professor Virginia Margaret Spate FAHA for service to higher education, particularly to art history and theory and the advanced study of the contemporary arts, and as a role model for young art historians.
Awarded Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia were:
Award winning author and Honorary Fellow, Dr Catherine (Kate) Grenville FAHA, for service to the literary arts as an author, to the tertiary education sector, to professional societies, and as an advocate for the publishing industry.
Leading historian of China and Southeast Asia, Emeritus Professor Wang Gungwu CBE FAHA, for service to tertiary education as an academic and researcher on far eastern history and the study of the Chinese diaspora, and to the enhancement of Australia-Asia relations.
Awarded Member (AM) in the General Division in The Order of Australia were:
Academic, author and researcher, Emeritus Professor Shurlee Swain FASSA FAHA for service to education, particularly through comparative social history on the interactions of women and children with welfare, religious and philanthropic organisations.
The inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University (2013-16), Emeritus Professor David Walker FASSA FAHA, for his commitment to Australian studies and to international relations.