Peter Howson Award

The Peter Howson Award, in the form of a Medal, is an award made by the Board of Deafness Foundation to a person whose extraordinary contribution to the lives of the deaf or hard of hearing communities in Australia has been through sustained efforts over an extended period of time and where the contribution is of broad benefit and relevance to all or a very significant number of the deaf or hard of hearing communities in Australia. Conditions and criteria apply.
For details, please phone the Executive Officer on (03) 9738 2909.

We are delighted to announce the 2017 Winner of the Peter Howson Award to Ms Olivia Andersen, the founder of Hear For You.

The Peter Howson Award was first presented in 2006.

Winners of the Award are:

Peter Howson Award to Olivia Andersen by Karin Gillies and Peter Ickeringill

2017

Ms Olivia Andersen for outstanding contributions in the field of Leadership and Mentoring Youth.

 

 

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2014

Mr John Richards for outstanding contributions in the field of Deaf Education in Western Australia and Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2011
Professor Greg Leigh for outstanding contributions in the field of Tertiary Deaf Education

 

 

 

 

 

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2010
Associate Professor Trevor Johnston for the documentation, recognition and advancement of Auslan.

 

 

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2009
Professor Des Power for outstanding contributions in the field of Deaf education.

 

 

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2008
Dr Adrian K Thomas for outstanding contributions in the reduction and control of congenital rubella syndrome.

 

 

 

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2007
Professor Graeme M Clark for outstanding contributions in the field of deafness.

 

 

 

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2006
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, the Co-founder and Patron of the Deafness Foundation and generous benefactor of the Deafness Foundation and the broader community.