Brock Rowe Award

The Brock Rowe Award is granted jointly by the Councils of the Geography Teachers’ Association of New South Wales Inc (GTANSW) and the Geographical Society of New South Wales Inc (GSNSW), biennially, to persons who have demonstrated consistently, over a period of time, excellence in the teaching of geography in schools. The nomination form for the Brock Rowe Award is available here.

The 2013 Brock Rowe Award has been awarded to Lorraine Chaffer.  The award citation reads:

Over 37 years Lorraine has consistently demonstrated excellence in the teaching of geography in secondary schools.

Lorraine has been head teacher, head teacher administration and head teacher in teaching and learning. She developed fieldwork activities in collaboration with Rumbularra Environmental Education Centre, was author of the Jacaranda Geoactive Series, Teachers Edition (Stages 4-5) and is a co-author ofMacmillan Geoworld (7 – 10) for the Australian curriculum.

Lorraine has been a member of the School Certificate Exam Committee and participated in consultation forums for NSW DEC on the Australian Curriculum - Geography. Over the years she has been a presenter at conferences for HSC students and geography teachers. Lorraine was presented with the Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award in 2013 and is currently Vice President of NSWGTA.


Past Recipients

1998    Jeffrey Paul Harte
2004    Pam Gregg
2006    Sharon McLean
2013    Lorraine Chaffer