John Ferry Award
The award honoured the memory of John Ferry (1949-2004), an exemplary teacher and community historian who played a major role in practising and encouraging quality local studies during his career as a school-teacher, and then as lecturer and senior lecturer at the Armidale College of Advanced Education and University of New England.
The purpose of this award was to recognise outstanding New South Wales local and community histories. The winning entries be a local or community history that demonstrates excellence in addressing its subject, proficiency in the use of original materials and clarity of exposition. Each winner received a certificate and a cash prize of $500.00.
This award is currently under review.
2011 John Ferry Award went to Margaret Elanor Rodwell for her essay ‘Working the Land Laws: Manipulation and Management of Free Selection on Ollera Station, Guyra, 1860-c.1914’.
2010 John Ferry Award went to Toby William Martin for his essay ‘Country Music Capital; Heritage in Tamworth’.
2009 John Ferry Award went to Dr Karen Agutter for her essay “The Importance of Broken Hill: Fighting the Unjust Treatments of Friendly Aliens in Australia during WWI”.
2008 John Ferry Award went to Stephanie Louise Hanson for her essay “‘Electrical Wonders of the Present Age’: Cinema-going on the far South Coast of NSW and rural perceptions of modernity”.