The Kate and Gustav Weindorfer Honours List

In 2010, the Friends of Cradle Valley decided to establish an honours list to provide recognition for key people who have contributed to Cradle Valley. The first recipients of this grass-roots community honour were the Ellis Brothers (Ossie, Mort and Alec) who developed the Pencil Pine Lodge tourist accommodation in 1972. In 2012, it was decided to name this list in honour of Kate and Gustav Weindorfer who established the very first accommodation house called Waldheim one hundred years ago, and to enshrine The Kate and Gustav Weindorfer Honours List on our website. Nominations for this list are invited from members and the wider community, and should be directed to the Secretary via the Contact Form, together with a brief biography and reason for the nomination.

Gustav and Kate Weindorfer
Gustav and Kate Weindorfer
YearNameYearName
2012Kate Weindorfer2015Margaret and Lionel ‘Lyle’ Connell
2012Gustav Weindorfer 2015Ethelbert ‘Bert’ Nichols
2012Ossie, Mort and Alec Ellis2016Mavis Rowlands OAM
2012Pat Wessing AM2017Melva Truchanas
2012Dennis Maxwell2018John Wilson OAM
2013Major Ronald Edgar Smith2018Peter Sims OAM
2013Josef Oetterli2019Dick Burns OAM
2014Eric Sargent2020Helen Thyne