Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Local Hero


2013 NSW Local Hero Nominee

Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown

Town: Broken Hill
State: New South Wales


In the far western NSW city of Broken Hill, Dr Stephen Flecknoe-Brown is highly respected for his medical and scientific knowledge and his holistic approach to medicine and life. Part of that holistic approach is evidenced in his avid support and belief in the health benefits of locally grown produce. Stephen helped establish the Broken Hill and Menindee olive oil project and its successful offshoot, Broken Hill Gourmet Products. His enthusiasm for the product has stimulated the planting and proliferation of olive trees around the town, putting the region on the map as a source of premium olive oil. He is a great advocate for the arts and also supports local rugby league to promote healthy living. Stephen is held in high regard by local Aboriginal communities who value his respect and understanding of their cultures. As Chairman of the Local Health District Board, he is a sought after teacher of young doctors and his enthusiasm for rural health has encouraged many of them to practice in rural Australia.