Chapter Twelve

During his long life, FBN received many awards for his activities. Among them, in 1974 he was made CBE: Commander of the Order of the British Empire; in 1985, AM: a Member of the Order of Australia; in 1990 he received a Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Wollongong and in 1993 was awarded Cavaliere del Lavoro by the President of the Italian Republic.


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1985. Franco being awarded the Kernot Memorial Medal for distiguished engineering achievements. 1994. Franco and Amina after being bestowed the highest civil honour by Italy's President Scalfaro.