Past Winners of HTAV Awards

We would like to congratulate and thank the following HTAV Award winners:

The Colin Pearce Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History and to the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (1):

  • Ashley Wood (2019)
  • Ian Coffey (2015)
  • Timothy Gurry (2013)
  • Robert Lewis (2013)
  • Richard Smith (2010)
  • Rodney Knight (2008)
  • Colin Pearce (2005)
  • Dr Rosalie Triolo (2005)
  • Elsie Anderson (2005)


The Award for Excellent and Sustained Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History and to the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria:

  • Peter Hoban (2021)
  • Margaret Pagone (2021)
  • Ashley Keith Pratt (2019)
  • Alexis Watson (2019)
  • Ian Lyell (2019)
  • Bill Lewis (2018)
  • Faye Quinn (2018)
  • Agata Kula (2017)
  • Gerry Martin (2017)
  • Lauren Perfect (2017)
  • Professor Bruce Scates (2017)
  • Associate Professor Don Garden (2015)
  • Dr Catherine Hart (2015)
  • Elizabeth Morgan (2014)
  • Dr Paul Kiem (2013)
  • Dr Michael Adcock (2012)
  • Annabel Astbury (2012)
  • Professor Richard Broome AM (2012)
  • Marion Littlejohn (2011)
  • Miriam Meehan (2009)
  • Jan Hayes (2008)
  • Michael Spurr (2008)
  • Adrian Jones (2007)
  • Geraldine Carrodus (2006)
  • Richard Smith (2006)
  • Nellie Tyson (2006)
  • Diane McDonald (2005)
  • Tony Taylor (2005)
  • John Whelen (2005)
  • Maryellen Davidson (2005)


The Award for Special Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History:

  • Rachel Towns (2021)
  • Alexandra Pierce (2019)
  • Garry Watson (2016)
  • (posthumous) Phil White OAM (2016)
  • Nicole Scott (2014)
  • Cain McDonald (2011)
  • Jan Molloy (2011)
  • Alexis Watson (2011)
  • Dr Darius von Guettner (2010)
  • Tom Ryan (2009)
  • Ross Smith (2009)
  • Michael Bucklow (2006)
  • Linden Danks (2005)
  • Helena Dunn (2005)
  • Jacqualine Hollingworth (2005)


HTAV Award for Excellence in History Teaching by a Secondary Teacher:

  • Natalie Baker (2021)
  • Duncan Lake (2021)
  • Richard Malone (2021)
  • Kara Taylor (2019)
  • Carissa Lock (2019)
  • Nicholas Frigo (2018)
  • Christopher Hart (2018)


HTAV Award for Excellence in History Teaching by a Primary Teacher (3):

  • Nick Adeney (2017)
  • Marcus Mulcahy (2015)
  • Heather Lewis (2014)
  • Maggie Catterall (2013)


HTAV Award for Excellence in History Teaching by an Early Career Educator (2):

  • Josh Lloyd (2021)
  • Ben Lawless (2017)
  • Clinton Markwell (2017)
  • Christopher Hart (2015)
  • Kate Jeffery (2014)
  • Ian Lyell (2014)
  • David Browning (2013)
  • Stephanie Price (2013)
  • Bianca Crawford (2012)
  • Joanna Clyne (2009)
  • Lynda Robertson (2008)

HTAV Award for Excellence in History Teaching by a Graduate (Pre-Service) Teacher (4):

  • Laura Benney (2021)
  • Madeline Hatton (2021)
  • Brigitte Phelan (2021)
  • Vanessa Khvorostin (2019)
  • Juels Opie (2018)
  • Lauren Oliver (2017)
  • Caitilin Jones (2016)
  • Josh Lloyd (2015)
  • Johanna Petkov (2015)
  • Nicole Gibson (2015)
  • Laura Iudica (2015)
  • Sophie Allington (2014)
  • Sarta Amos (2014)
  • Dr Lynda Carroll (2014)
  • Shaun McKeegan (2014)
  • Claire Biscombe (2013)
  • Simone Hamlett (2013)
  • Chloe Tayler (2013)
  • Jessica Batri (2012)
  • Alexander Johnson (2012)
  • Llaameath Poor (2012)
  • Phoebe Smith (2012)
  • Holly Bradshaw (2011)
  • Suzan Davies (2011)
  • Anna Kyi (2010)
  • Tyson Retz (2010)
  • Rachael Hands (2009)
  • Catherine Jones (2009)

HTAV Award for Excellence in History Education by a Teaching Team

  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Bentleigh (2019)
  • Bacchus Marsh Grammar (2019)


(1) Formerly known as the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History and the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.
(2) Formerly known as the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the HTAV and to History Education by an Early Career Educator.
(3) Formerly known as the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching and Learning of History and to the HTAV by a Primary Teacher.
(4) Formerly known as the Graduate Teacher Award.

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