On the 7th of July André Brett won the Max Crawford Medal – Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities. André won the award for his work on the environmental history of railways. He was described by his nominator, Professor Sean Scalmer, as ‘among the best of his generation of historians working in and on the history of Australia and New Zealand at present’. You can find out more about André’s award here.
André was also recognised for his work on the history of the colonial separation movements in Australasia with an invitation to present as part of the NSW Parliament ‘House Talks’ on the 27th of July. His presentation, titled ‘A Colonial Divorce: Drawing the Boundaries of New South Wales’, can be viewed online.