Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 May 2018


Devlin, Mr Stuart, AO CMG

3:55 pm

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I move:

That the Senate

(a) notes:

  (i) the passing of Mr Stuart Devlin, AO CMG on 12 April 2018,

  (ii) that Mr Devlin was born in Geelong and designed Australia's decimal coins that were released into circulation in February 1966,

  (iii) that Mr Devlin designed coins for thirty other countries, as well as medals and coins for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, and the medals for the founding awards of the Australian Honours System,

  (iv) that Mr Devlin also designed furniture, jewellery and tableware,

  (v) that, in 1982, Mr Devlin was appointed goldsmith and jeweller to the Queen,

  (vi) that, amongst his numerous awards and honours, in 1980, he was named a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, and in 1988, Officer of the Order of Australia,

  (vii) that, in 2011, Mr Devlin was named Australian of the Year in the United Kingdom, and

  (viii) that the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, described Mr Devlin as "probably the most original and creative goldsmith and silversmith of his time, and one of the greats of all time"; and

(b) extends its condolences to his family.

Question agreed to.