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Entries for the Primary School Local History Prize have now closed for 2019. Stay tuned for the winning entries.

2018 Winning Entries  

Congratulations to our joint winners of the 2018 Local History Prize; Janet Lee, Joshua Howes and Lorraine Neate!

JGD Howes and Lorraine Neate presented a research paper on the early settlement of West Dapto, following the then Government decision to provide land for retired military settlers in 1829. The paper includes an in depth study of the lives of the veterans before and after their arrival in Australia.

 George Rickett : Of Helensburgh, master builder / Janet Lee

Janet Lee shared in the first prize with her paper on George Rickett, a former Helensburgh identity who contributed much to his community. Ms Lee’s work pulls together information on Rickett’s life, the buildings he erected and his contributions to Helensburgh and Stanwell Park communities during the late 1800s and early 1900s.


 2018 Entries

Click on the titles to find a copy in the library catalogue


​2017 Youth Prize Winning Entry 


Congratulations to our 2017 Local History Youth Prize winner, Lachlan Booth! 
His work looked at the Reid family, whose name is behind the suburb Reidtown. Reidtown does not exist anymore - it was absorbed by Towradgi, Fairy Meadow and Fernhill in the early 21st Century.
You can find a copy of the winning research paper in the Library catalogue. 


2016 Winning EntryJulianne Morris

Congratulations to the winner of the 2016  Local History Prize, Julianne Morris! 
Her work 'Wollongong Gaol 1859-1915' looks at six female prisoners in detail and the circumstances that contributed to their incarceration.


You can find a copy of the winning research paper here


2016 Entries

Click on the titles to find a copy in the library catalogue



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