Achievements

In recognition for a lifetime of self-less humanitarian work and achievement, Moira has received many honours and awards, including the following:-

  • 1986, Victorian Young Achiever of the Year
  • 1988, Bicentenary Young Woman of the Year
  • 1989, Paul Harris Fellow
  • 1989,  she was awarded a Queen’ Trust Achiever Award and the Victorian Young Achiever Award for Community Service.
  • 1992, Inaugural Sir Edward Dunlop Award1992, then aged 28, she coordinated the Romanian Children’s Appeal of Ireland and was responsible for the well being of 80 abandoned children infected with HIV at The Victor Babes Hospital in Bucharest.
  • 1994, The inaugural Sir Edward Dunlop Award for humanitarian service
  • 1995, A meeting with The Queen at Buckingham Palace to honour her efforts in Bosnia.
  • 1999, June, Moira received a standing ovation after her keynote address to the World Conference of Rotary International, attended by 19,000 delegates.
  • 1999, a member of Rotary donated a 40 acre block of land in Kilmore in Victoria and since then Rotary District 9790 has built a magnificent 100 square farmhouse for the care and rehabilitation of children.
  • 1999, Children First Foundation was established to maintain the Children First Rotary Farm. Moira has made her home in Kilmore and will continue send children from third-world countries around the world for life saving/changing operations.
  • 2000, Prime Minister award
  • 2000, 10 outstanding young people of the World for Community Service Barcelona Spain
  • 2001, The Order of Australia
  • 2001, Moira was awarded the White Flame Award given by Save the Children to recognise outstanding service to disadvantaged children.
  • 2001, Moira was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding community service.
  • 2001, Moira was one of 10 people recognised internationally for their contribution to the world.
  • 2001, June,  Moira was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in recognition of her “outstanding service to the Australian community through the provision of social support and service for disadvantaged people, and to the international community through the provision of humanitarian relief and assistance and the organisation of medical treatment for those affect by war or insurrection”.
  • 2002, 14th February , Film Australia has produced a documentary on Moira’s work sold to the ABC, BBC and CNN and was televised nation-wide.
  • 2003, Moira was voted Victorian of the Year.
  • 2004, Moira was nominated for Australian of the Year
  • 2004, Anzac award
  • 2009, Moira was one of four Australians to receive the ANZAC of the Year award. This award recognises ‘the efforts and achievements of up to seven Australians who have given service to their fellow Australians and to the community in a positive, selfless and compassionate manner’
  • 2012, Victorian of the Year
  • 2013, Australian Torch Bearer for the London Olympics
  • 2013, Trustee for the Victorian Day Council
  • 2014, Victorian Honour Roll of Women
  • Multiple nominations for Australian of the Year

One comment

  1. Bev · June 25, 2014

    Wow how fantastic is this lady and she’s still working on.