Family History Book Awards 2016

There are 6 entrants in the 2016 Family History Awards, for books published in 2016. 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 will be announced at a luncheon at the Adelaide Sailing Club on Sunday 30 July 2017.

Date & Time: Sunday 30 July 2017, 12-4pm.
Venue: Adelaide Sailing Club, 9 Barcoo Rd, West Beach SA 5024

Cost: $50 per head

Banquet lunch, choice of 2 cold selections, 5 hot selections and house-made dessert selections.

Cold Options;

  • Antipasto, olives, marinated vegetables, fresh cheddar, grissini sticks (v)
  • Caesar salad, crispy bacon, shaved parmesan, croutons, poached eggs, anchovies, Caesar dressing

Hot Options – choice of 5:

  • Roast fillet of beef, red wine jus
  • Crispy-skinned chicken, garlic & herbs
  • Grilled barramundi fillets, almond butter
  • Char-grilled lamb leg, rosemary & thyme
  • Pork hokkien noodle stir-fry, Asian herbs and vegetables, hoi sin sauce

Dessert – as your menu says, the selection of house-made desserts.

A full bar will be open all afternoon for you to purchase drinks.

Call our office on (08) 8272 4222 to book. Payment will be required at the time of booking. RSVP by close of business Mon 10 July 2017.

All entrants;



 Baymeryl: a Biography of an Australian Family Dr Baden Teague 
 The Complete History of Arthur & Rose **WINNER** Tony & Wendy Edwards
 Two Crosses **HIGHLY COMMENDED** Jack Cross
 A South Australian Family History Stephen Batten 
 The Fielke Cradle, Part Three Robert J Fielke
 The Way Back - Reuniting the Descendants of Samuel and Rosanna Way Judy Beyer


Two additional books were submitted but, unfortunately, could not be accepted as they are biographies. They may be of interest to members;



Out of Grey's Shadow. The Story of John Coles Haydon Coles
The private war of Solomon William Jacobs Susan Nicholls


These books will not be available in our Library until after the awards lunch on 30 July 2017.