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Honorary Awards

The Council of the University is empowered under section 26 of the Charles Darwin University Act to grant honorary degrees and titles.  Honorary awards and titles are presented to distinguished people who have made a significant contribution to the community or to the University.

Honorary awards and titles are conferred by the University Council on the recommendation of the Nominations, Honorary Awards and Legislation Committee. Honorary awards are normally presented at a Graduation Ceremony.

The Honorary Awards Procedure was instituted to guide the decision-making process.

Recipients

2021
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Mrs Janie Mason (PDF, 173.56 KB)

Honorary Doctor of Letters

Mr Alan Morris (PDF, 171.25 KB)

Honorary Doctor of Letters

AP Sabaratnam Prathapan (PDF, 172.62 KB)

Honorary Doctor of Letters

Mr Peter Strachan (Deceased) (PDF, 169.84 KB)

Honorary Master of Arts

Mr Richard Ryan (PDF, 175.14 KB)

Emeritus Chancellor
Honorary Doctor of Letters

Dr Jai Singh (PDF, 172.99 KB)

Emeritus Professor

Dr Stephen Shanahan (PDF, 171.57 KB)

Emeritus Professor

Dr Sue Carthew (PDF, 171.9 KB)

Emeritus Professor

Dr Simon Maddocks (PDF, 174.96 KB)

Emeritus Professor
Honorary Doctor of Science

Professor Les McCrimmon (PDF, 175.19 KB)

Emeritus Professor

2019

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Ms Deborah Fracaro

Companion of the University

2018

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The Hon Sally Thomas AC

Emeritus Chancellor

Dr Dean Patterson

Doctor of Science

Ms Kathy Guthadjaka

Doctor of Education

2017
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Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Doctor of Economics

Professor Ross Baillie

Doctor of Science

Mr Franck Gohier

Companion of the University

2016

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Dr Chris Burns

Doctor of Letters

Professor Helen Garnett PSM

Doctor of the University

Mrs Annette Burke

Companion of the University

Mr Rex Wilde QC

Companion of the University

2015

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Mr Kevin Davis AM

Doctor of Education

The Honourable Tom Harris

Doctor of Letters

Professor Barney Glover

Emeritus Professor

2014

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Ms Waymamba Yinamara Gaykamangu

Doctor of Education

Mr Jiro Okada

Doctor of Science

2013

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The Honourable Dean Mildren RFD QC

Doctor of Laws

Professor Jonathan Carapetis

Doctor of Science

Professor Grahame Webb

Doctor of Science

Ms Diana Jarvis

Companion of the University

Ms Terry Underwood AM

Companion of the University

Ms Veronica Dobson

Companion of the University

Mr Allan Garraway

Companion of the University

2012

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Ms Elaine Läwurrpa Maypilama

Doctor of Letters

Mr Jack Thompson

Doctor of Letters

Mr Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

Doctor of Letters

Dr John Wakerman

Doctor of Science

Mr Earl James AM

Companion of the University

Mrs Wendy James OAM

Companion of the University

Professor David Parry

Companion of the University

Ms Elizabeth Martin OAM

Companion of the University

Professor Charles Webb

Emeritus Professor

2011

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Professor Ian Chubb AC

Doctor of Letters

Professor Judith Whitworth AC

Doctor of Letters

Mr Michael Martin OAM

Companion of the University

Ms Angelica Poulos

Companion of the University

Mr Ian Kew

Companion of the University

2010

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Mr Thomas Calma

Doctor of Letters

The Honourable Daryl Manzie

Doctor of Letters

Dr Sadhana Mahajani

Doctor of Science

Mrs Nancy Giese AO OBE (Deceased)

Emeritus Chancellor

The Honorable Austin Asche AC QC

Emeritus Chancellor

2009
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Mr John Ah Kit

Doctor of Letters

Mr Peter Plummer

Doctor of Education

Professor Helen Garnett PSM

Emeritus Professor

2008
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Dr Len Notaras AM

Doctor of Science

Dr Alan Walker (posthumously awarded)

Doctor of Science

Professor David Carment AM

Emeritus Professor

Professor Mary Ann Bin-Sallik

Emeritus Professor

2007
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Mr Gumana (Deceased)

Doctor of Arts

Mrs Judith Ann Weepers

Doctor of Arts

Ms Marika (Deceased)

Doctor of Education

The Honourable Brian Martin AO MBE

Doctor of Laws

Dr Valerie Asche

Doctor of the University

2006
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Professor Ron McKay (Deceased)

Doctor of Education

Emeritus Professor

Mrs Patricia Miller AO

Doctor of Letters

Mr RG (Dick) Kimber AM

Doctor of Letters

2004
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Mrs Nancy Giese AO OBE (Deceased)

Doctor of Education

2003
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The Honourable Paul Everingham AO

Doctor of the University

Mr Paul Sitzler OAM (Deceased)

Companion of the University

Mrs Minna Sitzler AM

Companion of the University

2002
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Ms Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann

Doctor of Letters

The Honourable Ted Egan AO

Doctor of Letters

2001
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Dr Neil Conn AO

Doctor of Economics

General Peter Cosgrove AC MC

Doctor of the University

Mr Keith Pennell OAM

Companion of the University

2000
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Professor John Mathews

Doctor of Science

1999
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Professor Malcolm Nairn AM

Doctor of Science

Emeritus Professor

Mr Jose Sun-Say Yu

Doctor of Economics

1998
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Mr Data' Seri Samy Vellu

Doctor of Education

Dr George Chaloupka

Doctor of Letters

1997
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Dr Harold Garner (Deceased)

Doctor of Letters

1995
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Dr John Hargrave AO MBE

Doctor of Science

1994
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The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC

Doctor of Laws

1993
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Fr Frank Flynn AC (Deceased)

Doctor of Science

1992
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Professor James Thomson AM (Deceased)

Doctor of Science

Emeritus Professor

Professor Alan Powell

Emeritus Professor