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The Weindorfer Honours List

View of Cradle Mountain from the Vale of Belvoir

View of Cradle Mountain from the Vale of Belvoir.

Photograph by kind permission of Lyle Rubock.

In 2010, the Friends of Cradle Valley decided to set up an honours list to provide recognition for key people who have contributed to Cradle Valley in the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park. 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 Gustav and Kate Weindorfer who established the very first accommodation house called Waldheim one hundred years ago, and to enshrine The Weindorfer List on our website. Nominations for this list are invited from members and the wider community, and should be directed to the Secretary in writing, together with a brief biography and statement of cause.

The names of accepted nominees will be added to the honours list below on an annual basis.


Gustav Weindorfer 

Kate Weindorfer 

Ossie Ellis 

Mort Ellis 

Alec Ellis

Pat Wessing  AM 

Dennis Maxwell 

Major Ronald Edgar Smith

Josef Oetterli 

Eric Sargent

Margaret & Lionel (Lyle) Connell

Ethelbert (Bert) Nicholls

Mavis Rowlands  OAM

Dick Burns   OAM            Click name for Citation.

Melva Truchanas           Click name for Citation.

Dr  JohnWilson   OAM   Click name for Citation.

Peter Sims   OAM             Click name for Citation.