Awards: IAG Honours

Applicants for the Honours Award are asked to submit a paper to the Editors of Geographical Research based on work undertaken during their Honours Year. The paper should be submitted within two years of their Honours thesis being accepted and must be single authored.

Format and standards for the paper will follow that of journal articles to Geographical Research. The Editor(s) of the journal will have sole discretion as to whether the paper will be published.

The Award will consist of one year IAG membership fees, a cash sum of $500.00 and a certificate.

No more than one award will be made each year. The Institute reserves the right not to make an award in any year.

The Award will be 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 has registered an email address.

Manuscripts must not exceed 6000 words (inclusive of references) and may include not more than six diagrams, maps or photographs together with necessary tables. Manuscripts should be submitted to the editors of Geographical Research, stating that the paper is to be considered for the award. Three copies of the paper should be submitted (which may be in back-to-back format) following the style conventions of Geographical Research (see the page “Instructions for Authors” published in a recent issue of the journal).

The papers will be reviewed independently by at least two referees and considered for publication in the normal way. The editors will judge which paper receives the award although all papers deemed acceptable by the referees and editors will be published in Geographical Research. The designation of high commendation, with a year’s free membership of the Institute, may be given to those submissions which come close to the level of the award winner.

For further details, contact the Editors of Geographical Research.

  • 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