The winner of the 2011 Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library Short History Prize was our very own Dr Peter Mansfield.
Most locals involved in family or local history in Geelong & District will know Peter and his involvement with many groups. He has been convenor of the Geelong & District Historical Association, on the committee of the Geelong Historical Society, guest speaker to many of our societies, and formerly CEO of the Geelong Regional Libraries. He has researched and written many articles on some of his favourite subjects including Free Libraries and local politicians.
Able, gifted, trustworthy and disloyal: the political fortunes of Henry Bournes Higgins, MLA for Geelong, 1894-1900 is the title of Peter’s winning entry. Peter has very kindly provided us with a copy for all to enjoy.