South Australian Family History Award for The Complete History of Arthur and Rose
On July 30, Tony accepted Genealogy SA’s Thomas Thornton Reed Award for The Complete History of Arthur and Rose. This award was for a family history book published in 2016 featuring a family from South Australia or written by a South Australian. At the presentation lunch, Tony gave a short speech about William John Jacka, one of the more interesting ‘characters’ in the book. Comments by the judges included:
The history is well laid out with, with an excellent Contents list. There are comprehensive details regarding sources, maps, end notes and an index which goes beyond surnames, and also includes places and events. Charts are well presented and do not distract from the text and the photographs, many of which are in colour, are well captioned and where relevant, indicate provenance.
We were fortunate to have our daughter and granddaughters with us in Adelaide at the time to help celebrate.