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Memento : Issue 26
Known as the MARGARET GEORGE AWARD, it is for scholars interested in conduc ting res ea rch using our collection. Research is not limited to paper doc uments and can include photos, poster s, maps, architec tural drawings, films, plays, musical scores and sound recordings. The award is named after Dr Margaret George (1945 –74), a young Australian historian whose work Australia and the Indonesian Revolution was published posthumously by Melbourne University Press in 1980. It was the first detailed account of Australia’s approach to Dutch– Indonesian relations bet ween 1945 and 1949. Successful applicants will receive an allowance up to $10,000, and in return will be expected to produce a journal article or website pages based on their research. Applications close 25 June 2004. Applications for our fifth FREDERICK WATSON FELLOWSHIP also close on 25 June. The Fellowship is for people with established scholarly credentials and an established record of publication or a comprehensive knowledge of the functions of the Australian Government. The fellowship includes an allowance up to $15,000. Fellowship winners are required to deliver a seminar to Archives’ staff, and complete a book, journal articles or website based on their research. This award is named after Dr Frederick Watson (1878–1945). Dr Watson published numerous historical works, but is best remembered for his contribution to the Historical Records of Australia series, which he edited for 13 years. Our IAN MACLEAN AWARD is offered to those interested in conducting research that will benefit the archival profession in Australia and promote the important contribution that archives make to Australian society. The award includes an allowance up to $15,000. Award winners are expected to present their findings at a staff lecture and to complete journal articles or conference papers on their topic. This award was offered for the first time in 2003 and is named after Ian Maclean (1919–2003). Ian is best known for his appointment as first Archives Officer in 1944, effectively establishing the National Archives. In 1996 he was made a member of the Order of Australia for his service to archives and the archival profession. Applications for the next round will be invited early next year. Dr Margaret George (1945–1974) Ian Maclean (1919–2003) STOP PRESS The winner of the 2004 Ian Maclean Award is Bruce Smith (right), a prominent business archivist. The award will allow him to further his work on business archives and identifying which types of records should be targeted for collection. Bruce Smith is a member of the Business and Labour Archives Steering Committee of the International Council on Archives and has taught archives and records management courses at both the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology since 1988. The award was announced in Sydney on 26 March. A NEW AWARD has been added to the list of grants and fellowships we provide each year to scholars, archivists and researchers. Archives’ grants and scholarships Application forms and details of the awards are available on our website at www.naa.gov.au. For more information please contact email@example.com. 10 MEMENTO News from the National Archives