Five remarkable individuals and one outstanding institution have been recognised as this year’s Queensland Greats.
The 2014 Queensland Greats are:
- community leader Dr Sallyanne Atkinson AO
- custodian of the country Fred Conway
- arts philanthropists Dr Patrick Corrigan AM and Win Schubert
- cancer prevention researcher Professor Adèle Green AC
- prominent disability service provider Endeavour Foundation.
Premier Campbell Newman said every Queensland Great had played a significant role in the history and development of the state through their long-term dedication and commitment to our communities.
“It is an honour to acknowledge these inspiring Queenslanders who have made a lasting, positive difference to our great state,” Mr Newman said.
“I congratulate each one of them for receiving one of the most prestigious accolades our state can bestow.
“The announcement of the Queensland Great is the perfect way to commence Queensland Week and celebrate the best place to live in the world.”
This year’s recipients join a distinguished list of previous Queensland Greats including renowned institutions Australian Red Cross Society (2013) and Queensland Meals on Wheels (2012) and exceptional individuals Tim Fairfax AC (2013), Daphne Pirie AO MBE (2012), Wally Lewis AM (2011) and The Honourable Mike Ahern AO (2010).
Since 2001, the Queensland Government has recognised 70 individuals and nine institutions whose names are displayed on commemorative plaques at Brisbane’s Roma Street Parkland. The Queensland Greats Awards are held as part of Queensland Week celebrations, 31 May – 8 June 2014.
Visit www.qld.gov.au/queenslandweek for more information on the Queensland Greats and other Queensland Week events held across the state.
The Queensland Greats Awards are proudly supported by 4MBS. The Queensland Government’s Queensland Week celebrations are proudly sponsored by Network Ten, B105, Triple M, ABC Local Radio, The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail.