Max Kelly Medal
The Max Kelly Medal plus a prize of $500 is awarded annually to a ‘beginning’ historian for a work of excellence in any aspect of Australian history. The Medal was established as a tribute to Associate Professor Maxwell John Kelly (1935-1996), the first elected President of the History Council, who died suddenly in 1996.
Nominations for work undertaken in 2013 for the 2014 Award will close 13 December 2013.
2012 Max Kelly Medal went to Haidee Ireland for her essay ‘The case of Agnes J.: Tracing Aboriginal presence in Sydney through criminal Justice records’.
2011 Max Kelly Medal went to Rose Cullen for her essay ‘Empire, Indian indentured labour and the colony: the origins of the debate over ‘coolie’ labour 1836-37’.
2010 Max Kelly Medal went to Agnieszka Sobocinska for her essay ‘The language of scars’: POWs’ bodies and the overturning of the colonial order’.
2009 Max Kelly Medal went to Isobelle Barrett Meyering for her essay ‘Abolitionism, settler violence and the case against corporal punishment: A reassessment of Sir William Molesworth’s contribution to the transportation debate’.
2008 Max Kelly Medal went to Grant Mansfield for his essay ‘The Costs of War: patriotism and price-fixing during the opening months of the Great War in Australia’.
2007 Max Kelly Medal went to Timothy David Castle for his essay ‘Watching Them Hang: Capital Punishment and Public Support in Colonial New South Wales, 1826-1836′.