Queensland Day Dinner 2008
The State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters and Heritage Collections Executive Manager Louise Denoon attended the annual Queensland Day Dinner hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland in cooperation with the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). This event was held on 6 June 2008 to celebrate Queensland Day and to present the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction.
This prestigious award is both a tribute to the lifetime scholarship of John Douglas Kerr as well as an acknowledgement of individual excellence in historiography, historical research and writing in the context of Queensland history in any of its themes and disciplines.
This year the John Douglas Kerr Medal was presented to Dr. Judith McKay for her long standing scholarship in the area of Queensland historical research and writing.