Family History Book Awards 2015

There were 14 entrants in the 2015 Family History Awards. Each book is the product of many hours of research, writing, editing, re-working and finally putting to print.  The books are a credit to those who have researched and written them, a gift to future generations who will want to know about their families.

Our judges read each book and mark it against a list of criteria. The winner was announced at a luncheon at the Osmond Terrace Function Centre on Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Winner: Peter Rymill's The Rymill Roll-Call From Oxfordshire To The World. Peter's book also won the prestigious Alexander Henderson Awards for 2015 for the Best Australian Family History on Sunday 29 May, 2016.

Highly Commended: Janet McLeod's Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief : stories of the Dunn and Brown families.

 

All entrants;

Book

By

William Allen Crouch. Mt Gambier Pioneer.  Revised Edition.

Judith Gribble    

The Wagners from Tucheim : the family history of Friedrich Wilhelm Wagner Senior & Johanne Louise Schirmer

Steve Hagley

Family matters : the story of Bill and Mary Pontt and their family

Joan Paasuke

Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief : stories of the Dunn and Brown families

Janet McLeod

Flower, Humphrys, Smith & Thomas family ancestry, 1717-2015 : from Somerset and Cornwall UK to South Australia : including Clarence Humphrys WW1 diary, 1916-1917

Neil D Brooks

Brooks & Colwill of Magill 1839-2015

The Fielke Cradle Part Two. The family of Wilhelm and Dorothea Fielke

Robert J Fielke

The Paynter Family From Cornwall to Moonta

Marleen Carver

The Rymill Roll-Call From Oxfordshire To The World

Peter Rymill.

Mr Ayliffe, Surgeon and This Ingenious Lady: Uncovering the Origins of Thomas Hamilton Ayliffe and Elizabeth, The Countess of Egremont

Jeremy Masters

Boots, Shoes & Seeds: The Life of Peter Field 

John Field

In the Wake of the Nields : Evelyn Mavis (nee Wake), Kenneth Charles Nield

Helen Rogers

A New Jerusalem  : Heinrich Rathjen's family in Australia : a family history of Heinrich Gerhard Rathjen, his wives 1. Helena née Boekmann, 2. Sophia Maria Elisabeth née Parbs and their descendants 1848-2014

Jim Rathjen

Against All Odds: The Struggle & Survival of the Collins Settlers.

Glenda Hocking

 

These books are all available in the SAGHS Library. Check our catalogue to see where they are located within the collection.