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Contact Details

Street address:

201 Unley Rd, Unley.
Bus: Stop 5, Unley Rd, Unley (Bus route 190 is direct from the City to our front door)

Postal address:
GPO Box 592, Adelaide, South Australia, 5001.

Telephone (08) 8272 4222
Email saghs.admin@saghs.org.au 

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Family History Book Awards 2015

There were 14 entrants in the 2015 Family History Awards. Each book is the product of many hours of research, writing, editing, re-working and finally putting to print.  The books are a credit to those who have researched and written them, a gift to future generations who will want to know about their families.

Our judges read each book and mark it against a list of criteria. The winner was announced at a luncheon at the Osmond Terrace Function Centre on Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Winner: Peter Rymill's The Rymill Roll-Call From Oxfordshire To The World. Peter's book also won the prestigious Alexander Henderson Awards for 2015 for the Best Australian Family History on Sunday 29 May, 2016.

Highly Commended: Janet McLeod's Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief : stories of the Dunn and Brown families.


All entrants;



William Allen Crouch. Mt Gambier Pioneer.  Revised Edition.

Judith Gribble    

The Wagners from Tucheim : the family history of Friedrich Wilhelm Wagner Senior & Johanne Louise Schirmer

Steve Hagley

Family matters : the story of Bill and Mary Pontt and their family

Joan Paasuke

Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief : stories of the Dunn and Brown families

Janet McLeod

Flower, Humphrys, Smith & Thomas family ancestry, 1717-2015 : from Somerset and Cornwall UK to South Australia : including Clarence Humphrys WW1 diary, 1916-1917

Neil D Brooks

Brooks & Colwill of Magill 1839-2015

The Fielke Cradle Part Two. The family of Wilhelm and Dorothea Fielke

Robert J Fielke

The Paynter Family From Cornwall to Moonta

Marleen Carver

The Rymill Roll-Call From Oxfordshire To The World

Peter Rymill.

Mr Ayliffe, Surgeon and This Ingenious Lady: Uncovering the Origins of Thomas Hamilton Ayliffe and Elizabeth, The Countess of Egremont

Jeremy Masters

Boots, Shoes & Seeds: The Life of Peter Field 

John Field

In the Wake of the Nields : Evelyn Mavis (nee Wake), Kenneth Charles Nield

Helen Rogers

A New Jerusalem  : Heinrich Rathjen's family in Australia : a family history of Heinrich Gerhard Rathjen, his wives 1. Helena née Boekmann, 2. Sophia Maria Elisabeth née Parbs and their descendants 1848-2014

Jim Rathjen

Against All Odds: The Struggle & Survival of the Collins Settlers.

Glenda Hocking


These books are all available in the SAGHS Library. Check our catalogue to see where they are located within the collection.



The Society

Genealogy SA is a registered business name of the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc. (the Society)

The Society was incorporated under the provisions of the SA Associations Incorporations Act (1956-1965) on August 29th 1973. The Society is a Not For Profit organisation with no political or religious affiliations.

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