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Beecroft, Bertha (1906–1996) local government councillor and community worker

Bowery, Leigh (1961–1994) costume designer, performance artist, and artist’s model

Chin, Sue Wah (1901–2000) businesswoman and matriarch

Douglas, Robert Andrew (Bob) (1915–1998) physician

Gladstone, Geoffrey Vernon (1921–1999) career naval officer and board member

Greenwood, Cyril Arthur (Cy) (1915–1999) air force officer

Keenan, Annie (1912–1999) Sister of Mercy, nurse, and hospital administrator

Kerr, Lady Anne Dorothy (1914–1997) teacher, researcher and interpreter

Kinane, Kathleen (Kay) (1912–1998) teacher and educational broadcaster

Lacey, Peter John (1946–1997) surf lifesaver, real-estate agent, and property-development executive

Langley, Doreen Moira (1920–1998) nutritionist, educationist, and editor

Lawson, Beverley Ann (Bev) (1940–1998) police officer

Marshall, William (Bill) (1904–1996) ASIO agent

McNamara, Barbara Willard (1913–2000) writer

Minahan, Mona Augustine (1897–1996) barmaid and entrepreneur

Paton, Joan Burton (1916–2000) ornithologist, biochemist, educator and conservationist 

Read (Lady Humphreys), Peggy Elizabeth Roberta (1913–2000) veterinary surgeon

Riggs, Shirley Patricia (Pat) (1921–1998) newspaper editor and shire councillor 

Rowland, John Russell (1925–1996) diplomat and poet

Vernon, Sir James (1910–2000) industrial chemist and company director

Watson, Donald Crawford (1924–1999) canegrower, sugar industry leader, company director and shire councillor