An intrepid adventurer, Michael was the first Australian to receive the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award, was awarded the inaugural Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award in 1987

1963: First Australian Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. 1987: First Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award. 2004: Member of the Order of Australia. Michael is a fellow of the RGS. He helped found the Australian Himalayan Foundation.

An intrepid adventurer, Michael was the first Australian to receive the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award, was awarded the inaugural Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award in 1987 and is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. Inspired by Hillary’s work among the Sherpas, he became a founding director of the Australian Himalayan Foundation and volunteer filmmaker for the Himalayan trust NZ. In 2004 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004 in recognition of his contribution to the film industry and his humanitarian work.

 

  • Link to Conversations (ABC): Michael is interviewed on ABC Conversations in 2015
  • Interviews / Magazines
  • Duke of Edinburgh award
  • Photo of Michael with Duke of Edinburgh
  • Photo of Michael with the Queen
  • Links to Lincoln Hall films