Michael StockThe Connellan Airways Trust established the Outback Achiever Award in 2006 to recognise an individual or organisation who/which has provided outstanding service in a rural or outback environment.
Michael Stock AM, shown left with wife Colleen, epitomises the objectives of the Connellan Airways Trust and received its Outstanding Achiever Award in 2006.
Michael Stock was born in Chelmsford, England, in 1934 to an Australian mother and a British father. He migrated to Australia with his parents in 1951 and, after a few short-term jobs, attended Melbourne Teachers’ College in Victoria and completed his basic teacher training. After graduating he taught in various state schools in Melbourne and country Victoria before joining Ballarat College and later Geelong College. Finally he joined the NSW TAFE sector in 1974 and retired as Head of School from the ACT TAFE in 1989.