2013 Margaret Medcalf Award

2013 Margaret Medcalf Award nominations announced

Since 2003 the Margaret Medcalf Award has rewarded the authors of works displaying excellence in research and referencing of WA’s State Archives, the largest archival collection in the State.

The Margaret Medcalf Award is unique in recognising the hard work of researchers and authors who create works based on the State Archives. These works can be in any format, published or unpublished and, along with three books and a PhD thesis, for the first time this year, two television episodes of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – featuring Shaun Micallef and Melissa George – have been nominated for the Award.

The nominees for the 2013 Margaret Medcalf Award are:

Lenore Layman and Criena Fitzgerald (editors), 110º in the Waterbag: a history of life, work and leisure in Leonora, Gwalia and the Northern Goldfields – Book published by the Western Australian Museum.

Ann Hunter, A different kind of ‘subject’: colonial law in Aboriginal – European relations in 19th century Western Australia 1829-61Book published by Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Diana Pepper (researcher), Claire Meech (writer/director), Alan Carter (post director/co-writer), Melissa George, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ [Australia] – series 4, episode 23. Artemis International and Serendipity Productions for SBS.

Caroline J. Ansell, Richard Tilden Smith: a man of vision Book published by Caroline J. Ansell.

Ruth Morgan, Running out? An environmental history of climate and water in the southwest of Western Australia, 1829 to 2006 PhD Thesis for the University of Western Australia.

Kirrilly Brentnall (researcher), Jane Manning (writer/director), Franco Di Chiera (post director/co-writer), Shaun Micallef, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ [Australia]  – series 4, episode 22. Artemis International and Serendipity Productions for SBS.

The presentation of the 2013 Margaret Medcalf Award will occur on 19 June 2013 in the Theatre in the Alexander Library Building in the Perth Cultural Centre.