The 2008 Ron Rathbone Local History Prize is now open. This annual award offers $5000 to the author of the best piece of original, unpublished research on any aspect of the history of the City of Rockdale.
Inaugurated in 2006 to honour the former mayor, councillor and historian Ron Rathbone OAM, the aim of the prize is to foster the research and writing of local history. Entrants in the prize are encouraged to write about any aspect of the City's past they choose: buildings, organisations, politicians, sports people, parks, rivers or events are all suitable topics for research.
The competition closes on Friday 1 August 2008. Entry forms and guidelines are available at all Council libraries or can be downloaded from Rockdale Council's website - http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/cms/cmswebcontent.nsf/Content/News_Events?Opendocument