Queens Birthday Honours Congratuations

Heartfelt congratulations to our affiliated society member Helen Gobbi, of History Monash, who was awarded an OAM for service to community history. Helen is a very worthy recipient and last year was awarded an RHSV Award of Merit. Her citation for the Award of Merit can be read on our website here.

And to Arthur and Lurline Knee who were both awarded OAMs for the service to the community of Tatura.  What their rather brief citation doesn’t mention is that they have been tireless supporters of the Tatura Historical Society since it started in 1984 and in 2017 were awarded Heritage Council of Victoria’s Ray Tonkin Heritage Volunteer Award (read more here)

And further afield, other Victorians to be honoured for their work in history and heritage include:

Emeritus Professor William Stewart LOGAN AM
St Kilda VIC 3182
For significant service to tertiary education, and to cultural
heritage research.

Ms Antonia SYME AM
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
For significant service to visual arts administration, and to
maritime archaeology.

Mr Maxwell Oliver BURNSIDE OAM
Euroa VIC 3666
For service to community history.

Mr Geoffrey Allan DARE OAM
Glen Waverley VIC 3150
For service to veterans, and to military historical research.

Fryerstown VIC 3451
For service to the visual arts, particularly to photography (Julie has photographed many collections – see here.)