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Article of the Year Award

Article Of the Year Award

The South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc. has created The South Australian Genealogist: Article of the Year Award. An annual award presented to the author or authors, of the most outstanding article(s) published in the Society journal within a calendar year.

This Society initiative is to encourage family history writing on a smaller scale than a published book, and the submission of quality articles to the Society journal with the possibility of future publication on the Society website.

The award will be judged by members of the Society Family History Writers Group and feedback will be provided to each entrant at the end of the judging process.

A framed certificate will be presented to the award winner or winners at the Family History Book Award luncheon of the following year.

Entry conditions & guidelines  (581KB)


2023 Entries (Vol 50)

Journal EditionPageArticleAuthor(s)
February 7 The 1954 Royal Visit Lesley Attema
February 8 A Celebration of Third-Great-Grandmothers Judith Deane-Freeman
February 23 The Making of Gladys (Part 1) Wanda Hopkins
May 6 Friends of the Family Lesley Attema
May 9 The Making of Gladys (Part 2) Wanda Hopkins
May 15 A Gothenburg Survivor: David Harris (1847–1885) Kathleen Emms
May 23 A Life of Challenges Philip Mann
May 25 An Abandoned Church Evokes the Spirit of My Dempsey Ancestors (WINNER) Bernadette Thakur 
May 30 Abraham Miller’s Story Judy Wormwell
May 31 Finding our Huguenot Connections in South Australia Dorothy Brownrigg & Robert Nash
August 6 Reflections on the Formation of the Society and the Treasures it Holds   Nancy Baldock  
August 12 On the Shoulders of Giants Julie Russell
August 16 Heraldry in Australia Andrew G Peake
August 19 The Adelaide Book Society Michael Fitzgerald
August 26 Thomas Ryan Mystery Solved Robyn Knight
August 30 East Wellington Cemetery Book Elizabeth Nicholls
November 10 Sailor Home from the Sea: George and Harriet Wright (née Chandler) Judith Deane-Freeman
November 14 Visit to Serbia for Anzac Day 2023  Bojan Pajić
November 21 Belle Vue: A Bush School in the Flinders Ranges, 1938-1954 Derek Byerlee and June Chapman
November 28 The History of a Street: a case study Andrew G Peake
November 32 Reflections on a House in St Peters Kay Rollison
November 39 Oswald Pryor Returns Hometo Australia's Little Cornwall (HIGHLY COMMENDED) Robyn Knight


2022 Entries (Vol 49)

Journal EditionPageArticleAuthor(s)
February 6 Memories of Boarding School in the 1950s (Highly Commended) Elaine Gifford
February 13 A South Australian Connection with New Zealand’s Boyd Massacre  Doug Hooper
February 16 What’s in a Name: Paddick, Dunmill or Sealey?  Diana Field
February 20 Illegitimacy and Brick Walls: The Case of Mary Flint Ron Rowe
February 27 Identifying the Palmer Four  David Wilson
May 6 The Abiding Love Story of Herbert and Nellie Harris  Kathleen Emms
May 13 In Defence of Genealogy (JOINT WINNER) Judith Deane-Freeman
May 17 Interesting Finds and How They Were Achieved  Philip Mann
May 25 The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II: Memories of a Teenager Who Played a Minor Role William Redford
May 31 Elizabeth Spiller: A Researcher’s Story  Neil Thomas
August 6 Butcher, Baker, Insolvent, and Bailiff: The Life and Times of George Milbank (JOINT WINNER)   Darryl Grey  
August 14 Was Herbert the Black Sheep of the Woodgate Family?  Elaine Gifford
August 22 A Blighted Branch of the Broadbent Family  David Wilson
August 23 A Winning Ancestor  Julie Russell
August 26 Search and Serendipity—That’s Genealogy!  Jan Lokan
November 8 Henry’s Story  Jan Lokan
November 17 Daddy, Where is Alice?  Deb Farrell
November 24 Early South Australian 'Marriage' Arrangements  Brian Stace

2021 Entries (Vol 48)

Journal EditionPageArticleAuthor(s)
February 7 'What for I rear thee?': Patrick O'GRADY and Alice Anne GODDEN Vivienne O'Neill
February 15 Eighty Years Ago: Six Brothers Enlist Kathleen Emms
February 26 Christmas 1946 - One of My Earliest Memories (AWARD WINNER) Gordon Best
February 28 A Rocky Road: Excerpt from a Memoir 'From the Hill to the Bay' Diana Bennett Mills Souter
February 32 Hiring a Professional Genealogist (Highly commended) Ben Hollister
May 6 Secret Men's Business Elaine Gifford
May 12 Peterborough Printing Works Aileen Preiss
May 14 The Family Tree of the Great Slovak Writer Pavol Hrtus Jurina Dr Drahomir Vlička
May 22 Mysteries of the Baring Line Maria Zammit
May 24 The Use & Misuse of Passenger Lists (Highly commended) Brian Stace
May 31 Taxed Carts and Brick Makers: A Todd Family Lineage Ian Sellick
May 36 The Coming of the Sparrow Beryl Schahinger
August 6 Bare Branches Yield Fruit Fiona Errington
August 9 Footts in the Park M.J. Fitzgerald
August 17 A New South Australian Immigrant's Letter Home to Germany  Keith Lokan
August 32 Memories of an Old House Merlene Johnston
November 7 The Hunt for the Elusive Elizabeth Anne Greep Robyn Knight
November 15 A Female Publican near the Barossa Goldfields Kathleen Emms
November 22 Forgotten But Not Lost Judith Deane-Freeman
November 26 The Prospect of Gold Wanda Hopkins
November 36 Adelaide to the MacLeay River Valley Matthew Rutkin
November 39 Samuel Didn't Sleep in the Park Michael Fitzgerald

2020 Entries (Vol 47)

Journal EditionPageArticleAuthor(s)
February 6 Glenelg to Millswood via Paraguay Michael Fitzgerald
February 15 Mary Billing Bate and the City of Adelaide Michael Sandover
February 19 Gus's Gift Alison Hicks
February 30 Glueckauf: Emigration Desirable Corinna Meiss
February 34 Disagreeing with Cousin Dot Ben Hollister
May 8 Looking Forward, Looking Back Elaine Gifford
May 14 Carl Linger and August and Matilda Cranz: early South Australian musicians Jan McInerney
May 27 My Devonshire Landed Gentry Connection Neil Thomas
May 39 In Search of my Grandfather: Major AEM Norton DSO Tony Stimson
May 47 Personal Coats of Arms of Some Roman Catholic Bishops in the Territory of Oceania Dr Marek Sobola
May 55 Recalled to Life M.J. Fitzgerald
May 58 Roadblocks and Breakthroughs in my German Ancestry: The Hintz Family Helen Stagg
August 8 Family History is More Than Births Deaths and Marriages Janet Scarfe
August 19 The Selectors at Wandearah Marian Quartly
August 25 Why Didn't I Listen to My Mother Colin Beames
August 27 Fifty Years a Farmer Wanda Hopkins
November 11 Agnes Theresa Frederica (Litchfield) Mason Kathleen Emms
November 26 A Man of Many Names Bernadette Thakur
November 34 A Breed Apart Wanda Hopkins
November 42 How Mitchells became Quirks (AWARD WINNER) Zoe Ratcliffe
November 48 Fromelles Soldiers: Searching for an Identity Denice Rendell

2019 Entries (Vol 46)

Journal EditionPageArticleAuthor(s)
February 9 Francis Turner: 'A Good Growler' Alison Hicks
February 14 Following the Records Isn't Always a Straight Line  Helen Livingston
May 18 An Explorer in the Family Ian Sellick
May 23 Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills Ian Sellick
May 26 Wreck of the Armoor Ian Sellick & Helen Livingston
May 28 Another Coromandel Publication William Othams
August 6 Is This a Winter of Discontent? (AWARD WINNER) Barry Horner
August 14 The Disappearing Ancestors Ian Sellick
August 19 Some Interesting Stories of the O'Neill Family of Kanmantoo Susan Nicholls
August 26 The Discoverer of Copper at Moonta, Patrick Ryan Robyn Knight
August 40 Family Connections in Adelaide's Early Legal System M.J. Fitzgerald
November 16 Kelly - Great-great-grandparents Commemorated Sue Lear
November 21 Whose Album was it? (Special mention) Chris Maddocks & Alison Hicks

2018 Entries (Vol 45)

Journal EditionPageArticleAuthor(s)
February 6 Sir Walter Watson Hughes Robyn Knight
February 13 Trove Provides Treasures for Family Histories Lesley Attema
February 17 Do You Want to be Robbed, Harassed or Killed? Andrew Peake
February 18 Flowers Hutchinson Leonie Fretwell
February 28 Restoring Auburn's Graves Helen Perry
May 5 A Journey of Discovery - Aldborough Richardson Davies Judith Lydeamore
May 14 Around Australia in a Dodge Utility David Barber
May 18 School Admission Registers - Treasure Troves of Information Alison Hicks
May 22 Hard(L)y Known Michael J Fitzgerald
August 11 2019 Dressing of the Graves Robyn Knight
August 15 Folly of Verbal Instructions Barry Chapple
August 18 The Gates of Silveracre Robyn Johnston
November 11 Mr Sowerby Brickwall David Barber
November 12 Upholding Cornish Culture & Traditions in Australia Jan Lokan
November 16 Bridging Two Cultures (AWARD WINNER) Janet & Sue Scarfe
November 24 Reuben Richardson Ken Winckel
November 26 Leonard Radbone, Grandfather: Filling the Gap & Finding Three Motherless Cousins Susan Nicholls

2017 Entries (Vol 44)

Journal EditionPageArticleAuthor(s)
February 8 The Mystery of Watt or Whitfield Susan Nicholls
February 14 Rev. Joshua Foster, Bible Christian Dympthia Bailey
February 18 Where Does Watsford Come From? Kerry Giles (née Harrison)
February 22 The Wood Family Antique Roadshow Andrew Wood
February 26 Are Headstones Always Correct? Pat Cass
May 7 Ada Laurie: Not So Alone Alison Hicks
May 12 Newenham - A Tangible Reminder Of Our Earliest History Michael Fitzgerald
May 19 The Kings and I Paul Hughes
August 12 Shirley's Story (Runner up) Judy Taylor & Shirley Lane
August 20 Australians Who Served in Serbia Bojan Pajic
August 22 Ferdinand Louis Grund Stuart Tapley
August 38 Germanic Family History Records Aileen Preiss & Ben Hollister
November 10 Unsere Theuren Mutter Ben Hollister
November 14 Railway Men of World War One (AWARD WINNER) Thelma Fechner
November 17 The Other Edmund Crowe Tina Hocking
November 22 A Sea of Bishops M.J. Fitzgerald