Honorary Doctorates Conferred

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Conferred 1992

Sir Bernard James Callinan (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred at Inauguration Ceremony of Australian Catholic University on 23 April 1992

Conferred 1994

Rev Dr Francis Henry Harman (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 May 1994

Conferred 1996

Dr Victor James Couch (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 1996
Br Justin Linus Kelty cfc (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 1 June 1996
His Excellency The Hon Sir James Augustine Gobbo AC - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 June 1996

Conferred 1997

Sr Noni Mitchell ibvm - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 April 1997
Mr Basil George Turner - Honorary Master of Arts conferred on 4 April 1997
Most Rev Thomas Francis Little (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 May 1997

Conferred 1998

Rev Francis Mecham (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate on 17 April 1998
Bishop Ronald Mulkearns (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate on 2 May 1998

Conferred 1999

His Excellency The Hon Sir William Patrick Deane AC KBE - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 1999
Dr John Billings (deceased) – Honorary Doctorates conferred on 16 April 1999
Dr Evelyn Billings – Honorary Doctorates conferred on 16 April 1999
Emeritus Professor Rosemary Goldie (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 April 1999

Conferred 2000

Rev Valentine Cedric Patterson msc - Honorary Masters conferred on 7 April 2000
Her Excellency The Hon Mrs Mary Marguerite Leneen Forde AC - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 13 April 2000
Br Charles Howard fms - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 April 2000
Ms Evelyn Ruth Scott AO - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 April 2000
Sr Mary Gabrielle Jennings rsm (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 June 2000

Conferred 2001

Dr Robert Fitzgerald AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 April 2001
Emeritus Professor Tess Cramond - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 2001
Most Reverend Carlos Belo sdb - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 April 2001
Sr Rosemary Crumlin rsm - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2001
Mr John Theodore Ralph AC - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2001

Conferred 2002

Sr Evelyn Mary Woodward rsj (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 April 2002
Mr John Anthony Eales AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 10 April 2002
Sr Deirdre Ann Rofe ibvm (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2002
Professor John Michael Dwyer AO - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 May 2002
His Eminence Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy AC (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 May 2002
Her Excellency Professor Marie Roslyn Bashir AC - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 May 2002
Rev Thomas Michael Doyle AO - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 10 May 2002

Conferred 2003

Mr Geoffrey Joy - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 April 2003
Sr Patricia Pak Poy, rsm - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 May 2003
Professor Ivan Deveson AO - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 9 May 2003
Sr Marie Kehoe rsm - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 9 May 2003
Professor Emeritus Peter Drake AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 May 2003

Conferred 2004

Bishop Geoffrey Robinson - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 March 2004
Mrs Sallyanne Atkinson AO - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 April 2004
Ms Joan Carden AO OBE - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 15 April 2004
Associate Professor Richard Divall OBE - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 April 2004
Mr Allan Myers QC - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 1 May 2004
Professor Bernard Hickey AM (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 September 2004

Conferred 2005

Mr Peter Leslie Charles Barter - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 March 2005
Mr Anthony Murray Gleeson - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2005
Mr Cyril Thomas Hally (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2005
Mr Julian William Kennedy Burnside - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 9 April 2005
Mr Shirin Ebadi - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 April 2005
Mr John Fredolin Gleeson - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 April 2005
Ms Primose Catherine Potter - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 21 April 2005
Mr Gerard Ronald Vaughan - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 21 April 2005
Mr Ming-Cheung Michael Yeung - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 17 December 2005

Conferred 2006

His Grace Archbishop Francis Patrick Carroll - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2006
The Wiggles - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 2006
William Jordan - Honorary Doctorate conferred 29 April 2006
Fr Thomas Patrick Boland (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred 10 May 2006
Sr Kathleen Mary Burke rsm (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 10 May 2006
Justice Susan Crennan - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2006
Mr David Wenham - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2006

Conferred 2007

Mr Phil Glendenning - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 30 March 2007
Mr Jimmy Little AO (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 2007
Mr Terry Sullivan - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 2007
Mr Fred Chaney - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2007
Mr Gerald Gleeson AC KCSG - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2007
Ms Susanne Macri AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2007
Rev John Thornhill SM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2007
Ms Margaret Gurry AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 May 2007
Mr Michael Leunig - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 May 2007
Archbishop Michael Miller - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 1 August 2007

Conferred 2008

Mr Francis Sullivan - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 March 2008
Br Kelvin Canavan fms - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 21 April 2008
Mr Li Cunxin - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 22 April 2008
Sr Mary Ronayne sgs (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 22 April 2008
Reverend Tim Costello AO - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2008
Mr Lex Lasry QC - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 May 2008
Mr Eugene Cullity AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 May 2008
Ms Margaret Vider - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 May 2008
Sr Mary McDonald sgs - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 May 2008
Mr Terrence O’Connell - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 October 2008

Conferred 2009

Mrs Jan Buckley - Honorary Master of Arts conferred on
Mrs Patricia Burke AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2009
Sr Denise Coghlan rsm AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 15 April 2009
General Peter Cosgrove AC MC - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 September 2009
Mr Brendan Dooley - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2009
Ms Isabel Guterres - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 September 2009
Sr Joan Healy rsj - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2009
Mr David Landa - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 30 March 2009
Sr Angela Ryan csb - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 March 2009
Dr Eric Shaw CBE (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 15 April 2009
Mr Kevin Sheedy AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2009
Mr James Synan - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 May 2009
Rev William James Uren sj - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 May 2009

Conferred 2010

Emeritus Rabbi Raymond Apple AO rfd - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2010
Fr Brendan Byrne sj - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 March 2010
Fr Edmund Campion - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2010
Mr Tony Carroll AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2010
Mr Francis Aloysius Costa - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 June 2010
Father Jan Stanislaw Sebastian Szuba svd - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 March 2010
Mr Bernard Michael Geary OAM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 June 2010
Mr Richard Gill OAM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 June 2010
Mr E W R (Ted) Howard AM OBE (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 2010
Professor Thomas John (Jack) Martin AO - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2010
Rev Professor Gerald O'Collins sj - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 September 2010

Conferred 2011

Sr Anne Derwin rsj - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 April 2011
Mr Alan Druery - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2011
Professor Tim Flannery - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 April 2011
Rev Prof James Haire AM KSJ - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 April 2011
Dr He Qi - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2011
Rev Emeritus Professor Francis Moloney SDB AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2011
Emeritus Professor Peter Sheehan AO - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2011
Mr Jim Stynes OAM - (deceased) Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 May 2011
Mr Geoffrey Torney AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 7 May 2011

Conferred 2012

Archbishop Bruno Forte - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 9 July 2012
Aunty Joan Patricia Hendriks - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 May 2012
Professor Francis X Clooney SJ - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 July 2012
Professor Mary Anne Glendon - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 December 2012
Dr John Herron - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 May 2012
Mrs Helen Christine Williams - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 24 April 2012

Conferred 2013

Sr Patricia Franklin IBVM AO - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 16 March 2013
Sr Margaret Mary Brown OP - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 March 2013
Sr Rosemary Lewins OP - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 March 2013
Br Robert Julian McDonald cfc AO – Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 2013
Honorable Timothy Andrew Fischer AC - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 April 2013
Thomas Keneally AO FAHA - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 May 2013
His Eminence Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga SDB - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 October 2013
Br Ambrose Payne - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 October 2013

Conferred 2014

His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 August 2014
His Grace Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald M Afr - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2014
Most Rev Bishop James Foley DD DPh (Leuven) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2014
Aunty Ruth Hegarty - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2014
His Eminence Cardinal Kurt Koch - conferral to take place ‘out of session’
Mr Ian MacRitchie - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 7 April 2014
His Grace Archbishop Dominique François Joseph Mamberti - Honorary Doctorate conferral to take place when Archbishop Mamberti visits Australia in 2015
His Grace Archbishop Diarmuid Martin - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 July 2014
The Honourable Justice Barry O’Keefe AM, QC (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 2014
Reverend Professor John Thaddeus Pawlikowski OSM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 May 2014
Very Reverend Peter Gregory Williams VG EV - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 2014
His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle DD - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 August 2014

Conferred 2015

His Grace Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli – Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 May 2015
Sr Assumption Neary sjg - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2015
Rabbi John Simon Levi AM - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 12 May 2015
Mervyn John Phillips AO (deceased) - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 May 2015
Sr Giovanni Farquer rsj - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 May 2015
Professor Jean-Luc Marion - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 June 2015
His Eminence George Cardinal Pell AC - Doctor of Laws conferred on 1st September 2015
Professor Dianne Bergant CSA - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 18 September 2015
Reverend Dr Paul Stenhouse MSC - Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 September 2015

Conferred 2016

Ms Fiona Forbes – Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 April 2016
Dr Brenda Mary Niall AO – Honorary Doctorate conferred on 7 April 2016
Baroness Sheila Hollins – Honorary Doctorate conferred on 13 April 2016
Monsignor Guy Real Thivierge – Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2016
Mr Les Murray AO – Honorary Doctorate conferred on 24 May 2016
Professor Romano Pirola OAM and Mrs Mavis Pirola OAM (joint award) – Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2016
Mr Stephen Aitken (deceased) – Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 October 2016