Call for nominations KERR MEDAL OF DISTINCTION

 

Nominations are called for the John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction, closing on 31 March 2020.

Details of the selection criteria and nomination form are available on the website: https://queenslandhistory.org/awards-and-medals/

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) have renamed the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction as the John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction. This is in recognition of their combined contribution: John as an historian and statistician, Councillor and Honorary Librarian of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, and as a founder and Honorary Treasurer of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Ruth’s recognition is in historiography, her contribution to community and academic history in Australia, and the major role that she has played in the RHSQ Society for over 50 years.

The John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction in research and writing Australian history may be awarded each year by the Society in conjunction with the Professional Historians’ Association (Queensland). The award ceremony coincides with the RHSQ’s annual Queensland Day Dinner. A joint committee formed between The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Professional Historians’ Association (Queensland) oversees the rules and criteria for the award and selects the recipient.

“110 years of life saving”competition winners

Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition! Please have a look at all the entries until the end of February in the Commissariat Store Museum. Thanks to Surf Life Saving Queensland, enjoy a display of items from their archives!

WINNERS OF “110 Years of lifesaving in Queensland” Competition

Category One: Artwork – Prep to Year Two

Third Prize: Katie Bourke, Yr 3 Movie tickets, courtesy of Elisabeth Picture Theatre

Second Prize: Nina Clothier, Yr1 Spark Lab, Family entry, courtesy of Queensland Museum

First Prize: Lemon Park, Yr 2 2 full price Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary entries, courtesy of National Trust Queensland

Category Two: Essay or Poem – Years Three and Four

Third Prize: Suri Niu, Yr 3 Family Entry to Boggo Rd Jail, courtesy of Boggo Rd Jail

Second Prize: Amber Zhao, Yr 4 2 full price entries to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, courtesy of National Trust Queensland

First Price: Elsie Hoffmann, Yr 4 1 x stand-up paddles board class, courtesy of Surf Connect

Highly Commended: Lowena Thomson, Yr 2 Book voucher, courtesy of QBD book shop

Category Three: Essay or Poem – Years Five and Six

Third Prize: Rahma, Yr 5 Book voucher, courtesy of QBD book shop

Second Prize: Lili Masters, yr 6 Family Entry to Boggo Rd Jail, courtesy of Boggo Rd Jail

First Prize: Emma Dixon, Yr 6 1 x stand-up paddle board class, courtesy of Surf Connect