John Ferry Award 2008

The History Council of New South Wales invites nominations for the

John Ferry Award for 2008. The award honours the memory of John Ferry

(1949-2004), an exemplary teacher and community historian who played a

major role in practising and encouraging quality local studies during his

career as a school-teacher, and then as lecturer and senior lecturer at the

Armidale College of Advanced Education and University of New England.

The purpose of this award is to recognise outstanding New South Wales

local and community histories.



The winning entry will be a local or community history that demonstrates excellence in addressing its subject, proficiency in the use of original materials and clarity of exposition.

The winner will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $500.00. The award will subsequently be announced in History Magazine, which will publish the citation. The Council, in conjunction with the Royal AustralianHistorical Society, will encourage publication of the winning entry.


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for nomination forms or contact Zoe Pollock on (02) 9252 8715,

or email 


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