This afternoon I was at the Victorian Community History Awards for 2013 … lots and lots of people to catch up with … Weston & Janice Bate and heaps of others. Just as we were being mustered towards the seats I spotted another familiar face and bounded over to say hi to Rod and Anne Charles. It must have been fate because there I was sitting beside Rod after all the Category winners and commendations had been announced …
That was when they announced the winner of the Judges’ Special Prize ……. YES !!! It was our Rod!
Congratulations Rod from all of your mates in Geelong & District – it’s a fantastic award and a really deserving winner.
I confess that there was a bit of cheering and shouting from the back row but all for a good cause!
Now Rod just has to finish Volume 2 and Volume 3.
I know the Public Record Office sent an embargoed Press Release to the Geelong Advertiser – not sure which of our other papers – I hope you guys are all paying attention and follow up on Rod winning this prestigious State award.
Three cheers for Rod !!!
A full list of winners in each category is now available on the PROV web site.
P.S. We have a copy of Rod’s book in our Genealogical Society of Victoria library.