State Records’ staff were recognised at the recent Australian Society of Archivists Conference in Canberra with Mander Jones Awards for 2012 and in the 2013 President’s Awards of the Australian Society of Archivists.
On 15 October 2013 the winners of the 2012 Mander Jones Awards were announced at the Australian Society of Archivists Conference in Canberra. These awards are the highest professional recognition for those working in archival related fields in Australia and New Zealand.
State Records NSW and its staff received recognition in the following categories:
Commendation for the best finding aid to an archival collection held by an Australian institution or about Australia. (Category 3)
Presented to State Records NSW and to Janette Pelosi as Project Coordinator for Sentenced beyond the Seas: Australia’s early convict records
Janette acknowledged all those at State Records NSW, those in our partner institutions – the National Library of Australia, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives (UK) – and also at W & F. Pascoe Pty Ltd who contributed to the project.
The names of all contributors are on the project home page.
Mander Jones Award 2012 for best article or chapter about archives written by an Australian in an archives, library, museum or records management journal or within an anthology / monograph (Category 5)
Presented to Dr Richard Lehane for ‘Documenting sites of creation’, Archives and Manuscripts, Vol. 40 No. 3, November 2012, 171-180.
At the ASA AGM held on Tuesday 15 October 2013 Dr Richard Lehane was also one of eight ASA members acknowledged for their significant contribution to the running of the society with the awarding of a President’s Award. Richard received his President’s award “for his excellent work as an understudy to the Archives & Manuscripts Editor, with affability and an understated yet piercing intelligence”.
Mander Jones Award 2012 for the best article or chapter about archives written by an Australian in a journal or newspaper or within an anthology / monograph not primarily intended for archivists or records managers (Category 6)
Presented to Janette Pelosi for “‘Submitted for approval of the Colonial Secretary’: Popular Entertainment in the State Archives, 1828-1856”, in A World of Popular Entertainments: an edited volume of critical essays, edited by Gillian Arrighi and Victor Emeljanow, (Newcastle Upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) Chapter 7 (pp.83-100) and Appendix A: Plays Submitted to the Colonial Secretary, NSW, Australia 1841-1856 (pp.244-249).