Dr. Peters receiving his Fellows award in 2009 from
then-Palmer President Dr. Don Kern, F.P.A.C.
One of Australia’s best-known chiropractors has
been honored in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours
List. Rolf E. Peters, D.C., F.P.A.C., Davenport ’58,
Kooringal, Queensland, Australia, was awarded the
Order of Australia Medal by the Governor General of
Australia for his service to the chiropractic profession.
Dr. Peters practiced for 55 years before retiring in 2013.
He’s one of the longest-serving members of the Chiropractic
Association of Australia and served for 30 years
as editor of the peer-reviewed Chiropractic Journal of
Australia. He was made a Fellow of the International
College of Chiropractic in 1988 and in 2009 was named
a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic.
Since 1986, Dr. Peters served as an editorial board
member in the Association for the History of Chiropractic
(U.S.) and co-founded and served as the inaugural
president of the Association for the History of
Chiropractic–Australia. In 2011, Dr. Peters received
the Lee-Homewood Chiropractic Heritage Award, the
highest award given by the Association for the History