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Nominations Open for 2016 Hunter Bona Fide History Awards

The Hunter Bona Fide History Awards – nominations open for 2016


We are delighted to announce that nominations for the next round of the Hunter Bona Fide History Awards are now open. The award winners will be announced at a ceremony in April 2016, so start nominating those individuals, groups, businesses and organisations that have made a great contribution to the history and heritage of the Hunter Region.

DOWNLOAD Nomination Form HERE

The symbol of the Hunter Bona Fide Awards, the Obelisk, is represented as a glass prism as well portrayed on the winner's certificates.
The symbol of the Hunter Bona Fide Awards, the Obelisk, is represented as a glass prism as well as portrayed on the winner’s certificates.

The Awards draw inspiration from the Latin ‘bona fide’ meaning ‘In Good Faith’ – genuine & trustworthy. The aim of the Awards is to celebrate outstanding scholarship and service to Australian history and heritage in the Hunter Region, and at the same time, inspire young people to get involved in historical research, identification, advocacy and documentation of local heritage.

The Categories

Perpetual Bona
For outstanding achievement in the service of history and heritage in the Hunter region

Golden Bona
–  Best Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage building or historic place

Academic Bona
– Best academic history based upon a local historical theme

Deadly Bona
– Best Indigenous History Monograph, article or digital work

Commemorative Bona
– Best Commemorative History, event or site interpretation of a local historical theme

Family Bona
– Best Family History Monograph

Studious Bona
– Best Student Paper,  design project, or article – including architecture projects, interior design, drafting or colour projects featuring local heritage or history

Amateur Bona
– Best history by an amateur historian

Performing Bona
– Best fictional tale or dramatic production based on a local historical theme

Virtual Bona
– Most popular and/or thought provoking social networking site, blog or wesbite on local heritage and history

Media Bona
– Best media piece or article featuring local history or heritage

Back Bona
– in recognition of the volunteering services of groups and individuals who volunteer their time to the promotion and conservation of local heritage and history

No Bona
– For the most inappropriate development upon a heritage place

DIY Bona
– Make up your own award to represent the important achievement if you can’t find one here