2015 Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award

2015 Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award. Image: Bachtiar Rahady via Flickr.

2015 Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award. Image: Bachtiar Rahady via Flickr.

 

The annual Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award for history writing is accepting entries under the title ‘What my ancestor did during World War I’.

The award honours the Lithgow & District Family History Society’s founder and local and family historian, Yvonne Jenkins from Rydal, NSW. Jenkins was awarded an O.A.M. for services to the community in 2008.

Essays do not necessarily have to relate to a serviceman or woman and can include the story of a soldier, sibling, sweetheart, or even a ‘best mate’. During World War I many young men worked in protected industries or were deemed medically unfit for service. Protected industries in the Lithgow region included working in the coal mines and at the Small Arms Factory. It is important to remember that although these men did not go to war, their war time stories are also of significant historical importance.

Entries must not to exceed 1,000 words and must be submitted by 30th April 2015. Full details and the entry form are available on the Society’s website here, by email (ldfhs @lisp.com.au) or by post by writing to: The Secretary, PO Box 516, Lithgow NSW 2790.

In this article

Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW
(M&G NSW) provides programs and services improving the visitor experience in small to medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

M&G NSW is on Instagram!

Read

Interview - Lee-Anne Hall, Director, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest

Read

Moving Histories // Future Projections - interview with curators Diana Smith & Kelly Doley

Read

Talking Machines - the machines that transformed Australia, brought to life.

Read

MAAS releases a new online collection website

Read

Art Market: Artspace's Pozible Campaign

Read

Let them know you're there

Read

Speaking of History Week

Read

Filling the Gap

Read

Bringing it everywhere, all the time

Read

Stay in touch

ALERT

Our latest e-news is packed with industry updates; jobs, funding and more.