Macdonald Holmes Medal
James Macdonald Holmes was McCaughey Professor of Geography at the University of Sydney during the period 1929 to 1961. To commemorate his achievements over these years, the Geographical Society together with the Geography Teachers’ Association awards, biennially, a medal bearing his portrait and name, to a person deemed to have made a distinguished contribution in the field of geographical education in Australia.
The nomination procedures and rules together with the nomination form can be downloaded HERE. Nominations for the 2022 MacDonald Holmes Award should be emailed by COB Tuesday, 7 June to:
Executive Officer, Bronwyn Bate: B.Bate@westernsydney.edu.au
The 2022 Macdonald Holmes Medal recipients are Dr Susan Caldis and Mrs Lorraine Chaffer.
Dr Susan Caldis and Mrs Lorraine Chaffer have made outstanding contributions to geographical research and education in Australia and internationally. The below was written by the 2022 Macdonald Holmes Committee and details their outstanding contribution.
Past recipients of the Macdonald Holmes Medal are:
|1977||Edgar Ford||2001||Robert Fagan|
|James B Rowe||2003||Nick Hutchinson|
|1979||Donald Biddle||2005||Deirdre Dragovich|
|1981||John Shaw||2007||John Connell|
|1983||Alan Tweedie||Grant Kleeman|
|1985||Sr Gonzaga Stanley||2009||Susan Bliss|
|1987||Gilbert J Butland||Gordon Waitt|
|1989||Peter G Irwin||2011||Richie Howitt|
|Trevor Langford-Smith||2013||Martin Pluss|
|1991||Malcolm Barlow||2015||Phillip O'Neill|
|John S Emery||2017||Kevin Dunn|
|1993||John H Holmes||2019||Pauline McGuirk|
|1995||Bruce G Thom||2022||
Dr Susan Caldis
Mrs Lorraine Chaffer
|1997||Geoffrey K Connolly|
|1999||Joseph M Powell|