Past Presidents

The role of the president provides the opportunity to honour and serve the community of Victoria and the honour role below is in recognition of the service of these Justices since establishment of the RVAHJ from 1910.

1910 Cr. J Burston

1913 - 1917 Sir David V. Hennessey

1919 Ald. W. W. Cabena

1921 - 1923 Sir John W. Swanson

1926 - 1928 Ald. Sir Stephen Morell K.B

1932 - 1934 Sir Harold Gengoult-Smith K.B.

1938 - 1939 Cr. A. W. Coles

1942 - 1945 Sire Thomas Nettlefold O.B.E

1947 - 1952 Dr H.T. Chapman O.B.E

1954 - 1957 Lt. Col. C. H. Smith E.D.

1961 - 1962 F.J. Boyd

1965 - 1966 D. J. Sutherland

1969 - 1970 J.Turner

1977 - 1978 J.M. Sandell

1981 - 1982 W.A. Cuddihy M.B.E

1985 - 1986 Cr. K.A. Dowling O.A. M

1989 - 1990 J. R. Hailis

1993 - 1994 M.J.M. Cheshire

1997 - 1998 G.J. Dempsey

2000 - 2001 K.E. Frampton

2005 - 2006 C.C. Tragardh

2009 - 2010 G. Runge

2013 - 2014 G. Frost

1911 - 1912 Cr. T.JJ. Davey

1918 Cr.F. Stapley

1920 Hon. J.G. Aikman M.L.C

1924 - 1925 Sir William Brunton

1935 - 1936 Sir George Wales M.L.C

1937 Cr. E. Campbell

1940 - 1941 Sire Frank Beaurepaire

1946 Cr. F.R. Connelly

1953 A. Perry

1958 - 1960 E.C. Mitty B.B.E. S.B. ST.J

1963 - 1964 E. Chapman

1967 - 1968 M. Harrison C.B.E

1975 - 1976 M. Mantello

1979 - 1980 J.B. Howie

1983 - 1984 B.G. Latimer

1987 - 1988 Wg. Cdr. C.j. Challis D.F.C. R.F.D A.E.

1991 - 1992 L.R. Hodge O.A. M.

1995 - 1996 F.T. Kent

1999 A. Trumble

2002 - 2004 L.C. Taig

2007 - 2008 R.J. McConnell

2011 - 2012 L.J. Rainsford

2015 - 2017 N. Wittingslow

Life Members

Life Membership Awards

The award of Life Membership is the most prestigious award that the association bestows on a member and quite rightly is not given out very often. In fact since inception there have been only 23 Life memberships awarded which roughly equals two in each decade.

The criteria and evaluations are most rigorous as one would expect for such an award and are not easily satisfied. All criterions must be met, and the award must be supported unanimously by the Full Board of Directors of the Association..

1960 I.S Brookman

1974 W. G. Tuck

1976 H. Spigelman

1979 J.M. Sandell

1985 J.B Howie & H.J. Howle

1988 K.A. Dowling O.A.M

1990 L.R. Hodge O.A.M

1995 R.F. McAdam

1999 Miss M.E. Brown

2004 D.L King

1970 E. Chapman

1975 G. R. Westbrook

1977 M. Mantello

1982 F.R. Power

1987 B.J. Latimer

1990 Wg. Cdr. C. J. Challis D.F.C R.F.D A.E

1991 M.R. Anderson & J. W Rae

1996 F.T. Kent

2000 M.J.M. Cheshire

2005 K.E Frampton

Certificates Of Merit

Award Of Merit
The Associations second most prestigious award it is also not given without careful analysis of the recipient’s bonafides. The award is meant to reward members of the association for meritorious service on behalf of the association. The service may take into account furthering particular aims or programs but requires overall level of excellence of service at a very high of accomplishment.

This award is recognition of a member’s long standing commitment and service to the association that is readily recognised by fellow members as exemplary and has produced a consistent benefit over and above normal service expectations.

1976 J.Cato & L. Dibble

1978 W.J. Giblett & J.Lees

1980 T. Oliver, R.T. Guy & G.B. Richmond

1982 E.A Richards & H.M Cartwright

1984 B.F Beer, A. G Ebbott

1985 A.R. Blair & D.J. Baxter

1988 Mrs R.D. Kline

1990 Mrs W.M. Vears O.A.M, R.F.M. Williams & P.F. Wood

2000 D.L. King & L.C.Taig

2001 B.E. Irving

2003 K.E. Frampton

1977 J.Hanna & C.F Strachan

1979 J.J. Thompson, Mrs G. Shipston & C.T. Goode

1981 F.R. Power & J.B. Howie

1983 Mrs A.A. Ely, Mrs I.M. Hollister & J. Bancroft

1984 N. A Woods & J.R. Lester

1987 Cr. C.C.E Gahan O.A.M & M.R. Anderson

1989 G.A. Walter M.B.E

1990 F.T. Kent & J. Taylor O.A.M

2000 P.A.A Spencer & T. E. Worthington

2002 D.J. Ferguson