Archive: IAG Honours

Applicants for the Honours Award were asked to submit a paper to the Editors of Geographical Research based on work undertaken during their Honours Year. Papers must have been submitted within two years of an Honours thesis being accepted.

The Award consisted of a one-year IAG membership, a cash sum of $500.00 and a certificate.

No more than one award was made each year. The Award was publicised in the first half of each year through a notice in the Institute’s Newsletter, the IAG list, and by email sent to each member who had registered an email address.

The papers were reviewed independently by at least two referees and considered for publication in the normal way. The editors judged which paper received the award although all papers deemed acceptable by the referees and editors were published in Geographical Research. 

The designation of high commendation, with a year’s free membership of the Institute, was given to those submissions which come close to the level of the award winner.

Winners of the IAG Honours Award (with the university where the research was undertaken and the title of their paper published in Australian Geographical Studies or Geographical Research)

Ian Rutherfurd (Monash University) 1986

Barbara Waterhouse (University of New England) 1988
Broom (Cytissus scopoarius) at Barrington Tops, New South Wales

Russell Drysdale (University of New England) 1991
Aged migration to coastal and inland centres in NSW

Stuart Phinn (University of Queensland) 1992
Synoptic weather patterns and wave conditions, Surfers Paradise Beach, south-eastern Queensland

Nicola Maher (Sydney University) 1993
Minangkabau migration: developing an ethnic identity in a multicultural society

Nicholas Gill (Flinders University) 1994
The cultural politics of bushfire management: the case of bushfires in a conservation reserve

Catriona Larritt (University of Melbourne) 1995
Taking part in Mutawintji: Aboriginal involvement in Mootwingee National park

Sandra Suchet (Macquarie University) 1996
Nurturing culture through country: resource management strategies and aspirations of landowning families at Napranum

Bronwen O’Dwyer (Macquarie University) 1997
Pathways to homelessness: a comparison of gender and schizophrenia in Inner-Sydney

David Marshall (Flinders University) 1998
Missing the jackpot? The proliferation of gambling in Australia and its effect on local communities

Rachel Hughes (University of New England) 1998
Empire and domestic space in the fiction of Jamaica Kincaid

Cathryn E. Ollif (University of New England) 2001
Can 28 days make a difference? A case study of Community Aid Abroad’s Community leadership program

Kristy Owen (University of New South Wales) 2002
The Sydney 2000 Olympics and urban entrepreneurialism: local variations in urban governance

Samantha Muller (Flinders University) 2003
Towards decolonisation of Australia’s protected area management: the Nantawarrina Indigenous Protected Area experience

Natascha Klocker (University of New South Wales) 2004
Community antagonism towards asylum seekers in Port Augusta, South Australia

Rebecca Lawrence (Macquarie University) 2005
Governing Warlpiri subjects: Indigenous employment and training programs in the Central Australian mining industry

Kim Atherley (University of Western Australia) 2006
Sport, localism and social capital in rural Western Australia

Sarah James (University of Melbourne) 2007
Constructing the climb: visitor decision-making at Uluru

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