Charles Arthur Banks was a politician and a mining industrialist and engineer but was most famous for his career in the mining industry, which among other ventures, he co-founded the Place Development Co, later known as Peter Dome which was aquired by Barrick Gold in 2006. IN 1937, the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America awarded Banks for his role in the aerial development of remote mines.
Born in NZ in 1885 he served in with the Royal Engineers in British Columbia during World War 1, and was in 1946 appointed as Lieutenant Governor of BC.
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The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later King George IV,while he was acting as Prince Regent for his father, King George III. It is named in honour of two military saints, St Michael and St George.
The Order of St Michael and St George was originally awarded to those holding commands or high position in the Mediterranean territories acquired in the Napoleonic Wars, and was subsequently extended to holders of similar office or position in other territories of the British Empire.
The Order’s motto is Auspicium melioris ævi (Latin for “Token of a better age”). Its patron saints, as the name suggests, are St. Michael the Archangel, and St. George, patron saint of England. One of its primary symbols is that of St Michael trampling over and subduing Satan in battle.
The Order is the sixth-most senior in the British honours system, after The Most Noble Order of the Garter, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick, The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. The third of the aforementioned Orders—which relates to Ireland, no longer fully a part of the United Kingdom—still exists but is in disuse; no appointments have been made to it since 1936.