Dromkeen Medal

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Dromkeen Medal
Awarded for outstanding achievement in the advancement of Australian children's and young adult literature
Country Australia
Presented by State Library of Victoria since 2013
First awarded 1982; 36 years ago (1982)
Website SLV - Dromkeen Medal

The Dromkeen Medal is a literary prize awarded annually by the Courtney Oldmeadow Children's Literature Foundation for those who have advanced children's literature in Australia. The Medal was established by bookseller, Joyce Oldmeadow in 1982,[1] and is named after the property, Dromkeen Homestead, near Riddell's Creek, Victoria which the Oldmeadow family purchased in 1973, and established as a children's literature museum.[1]

The State Library of Victoria has presented the Dromkeen Medal since 2013.[2]

List of medal winners[3][edit]

Dromkeen Librarian's Award[edit]

In 1994 an annual award was created to recognise someone working in an Australian library setting "in recognition of the important role they play in introducing young people to literature and encouraging an enjoyment and love of reading."[6]

  • 1994 Suzette Boyd
  • 1995 Debra Rosenfeldt
  • 1996 Bronwen Bennett
  • 1997 Jill McCallum
  • 1998 Juliana Bayfield
  • 1999 Miranda Harrowell
  • 2000 Suzanne Thwaites
  • 2001 Rita Fellows
  • 2002 Jenny Stubbs
  • 2003 Barbara Braxton
  • 2004 Margaret Catterrall
  • 2005 Margy Heuschele
  • 2006 Jennifer Grant
  • 2007 Jennifer Katauskas
  • 2008 Ruth Jones
  • 2009 Pam Macintyre
  • 2010 Suzy Wilson
  • 2011 Heather Heraud
  • 2012 Libby Ahern
  • 2014 Pam Saunders
  • 2015 Rosario Martinez
  • 2016 Sarah Steed
  • 2017 Megan Daley, Junior School Teacher Librarian at St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, Corinda, Queensland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Heywood, Anne (16 March 2004). "Oldmeadow, Joyce". The Australian Women's Register. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  2. ^ "Dromkeen Medal". State Library Victoria.
  3. ^ "Previous recipients: Dromkeen Medal". State Library Victoria.
  4. ^ "Dromkeen Medal awarded to celebrated editor Helen Chamberlin". Medianet. The State Library of Victoria: AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Dromkeen awards: 2016 Awards". slv.vic.gov.au. State Library Victoria. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Dromkeen Librarian's Award". State Library Victoria. Retrieved 2018-10-12.

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