We were thrilled to see that a large number of people associated with history, community history and historical societies were the recipients of Australia Day honours.
We send our warmest congratulations to the following award recipients:
- Emeritus Professor Robert MANNE AO
For distinguished service to tertiary education, to political and social commentary, to public affairs, and to the Indigenous community.
- Dr Judith BRETT AM
For significant service to education and public debate, particularly in social science and politics.
- Emeritus Professor Jennifer HOCKING AM
For significant service to the preservation of Australian political history.
- The Honourable Graeme STONEY AM
For significant service to the community, and to the Parliament of Victoria. Graeme is a life member and former President of the Mansfield Historical Society.
- Carol BUNYAN OAM
For service to Community History. Carol is the co-author of Dunera Lives Vols 1 & 2 which are sold in the RHSV bookshop
- Edward Charles DAVID OAM
Has been a member of Mooroopna Historical Society since 1991.
- Jill FENWICK OAM
For service to community history preservation. Jill has been a stalwart of East Melbourne Historical Society for many years including being President
- Gillian FRANCIS OAM
Service to community history especially that of Horsham Historical Society. Gillian was a co-editor of Strewth! An Insight into Local Involvement in World War One which won a VCHA Local History Project Award in 2015
- Gifford HATFIELD OAM
Member of Box Hill Historical Society
- Dorothy HAYNES OAM
Member of Doncaster Templestowe Historical Society since 2017
- Lynette SKILLERN OAM
Lynette has been a volunteer at Leongatha Historical Society for 40 years and has held nearly all the offices there. She is also a member of the Centre for Gippsland Studies, Monash University Gippsland Campus and current Secretary, South Gippsland Historical Network.
- The late James Dowling WILSON OAM
For service to the community through a range of roles. James had been an RHSV member and also a Life member of Camperdown and District Historical Society having been a Foundation member in 1959 and having held almost all the offices.
You can read the full citations for the above (indeed, for all) recipients here.