At this year’s Science Faculty Awards Breakfast, held on Tuesday (15 May) in the impressive Banquet Hall of The University of Western Australia Club, Adrian Borthwick was named as the inaugural winner of the Dr Lindsay William Spiers Memorial Prize for the most outstanding first-year student.
The Prize, to be awarded annually, honours the memory of Dr Lindsay William Spiers and has been established by his widow, Mrs Myrtle Spiers. Dr Spiers was a member of the 1942 West Perth Football Club premiership team and was later wounded serving with 24 Infantry Battalion in the Pacific, on Bougainville and at Rabaul. After the war, he graduated from the University of Sydney and returned to WA where he lived and practised as a veterinary surgeon in East Victoria Park and South Perth for many years. He was President of the Rotary Club of Victoria Park and Worshipful Master of the Star of the West Lodge. Dr Spiers introduced the Blonde d’ Aquitaine cattle breed into WA at his Craigie Park Stud and was Foundation President of the local breed society.