Happy Birthday Dr John Knight AM


Dr John F Knight AM celebrated his 90th birthday with a luncheon for 150  guests at Biviano’s Restaurant and Event Centre Dural last Sunday.

The merry media medic of TV, radio and press fame also known as Dr James Wright was in good form at his irrepressible best despite a recent operation.

Speakers spoke in glowing terms of the remarkable life and career of “one of the greatest every Australians” as described by surgeon Brian Morgan who graduated with Dr John nearly seventy years ago.

In addition to his medical and media careers Dr John showed his heart of gold by establishing his Medi Aid Centre Foundation which now has over one thousand residential units for low cost housing plus the flagship Vimiera Village at Eastwood.

Among the guests present were John Brennan who introduced Dr John to radio and Bruce Ferrier of Grace Gibson Productions who continues to record regular radio segments for stations around Australia.

His TV career started on the Mike Walsh Show in 1973. Dr John is currently the NSW Senior Citizen of the Year and has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).


Dr John is pictured top with his sons Peter and David, daughters and daughter-in-law and Dr John Beattie OAM and wife Rosemary. He went around in a wheelchair to meet all his guests and cut the obligatory birthday cake. Pictured below with good friends former Ryde mayor Edna Wilde OAM and former Ryde alderman and The Weekly Times managing editor John F Booth AM. TWT on-the-spot PHOTOS.