The History Council of South Australia (HCSA) speaks for history in this state. We are the peak body in South Australia, providing a representative voice on historical issues, celebrating and raising the profile of history in South Australia. Incorporated in 2003, HCSA evolved from an informal 'History Alliance' initiated by the History Teachers Association of SA in the mid-1990s. Our organisation members include the main bodies concerned with history in this state and many regional historical societies; there is also provision for individual membership.
These annual awards honour the achievements of South Australian historians. Three awards and an essay prize recognise individuals for outstanding research and scholarship and acknowledge their broader contribution through teaching, leadership, mentoring and community involvement.
His Excellency Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR presented the four Awards to:
Ms Christeen Schoepf - Emerging South Australian Historian of the Year Award
Dr Brian Dickey - South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award
Ms June Edwards - South Australian Historian of the Year Award
Ms Paula Bartsch - South Australian Regional History