Stewart Edward Napier Smith was the president of Auckland Adult Deaf Society from 1947-1954, (later called the Auckland Deaf Society). Stewart also worked as a supervisor at the Chief Post Office in Auckland. Stewart was awarded the Coronation Medal in 1953. The Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal made to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Stewart received the medal with honour, accompanied by his wife Kath. Stewart received many messages of congratulations from Deaf people all over New Zealand.