The Ron Rathbone Local History Competition returns with $7,500 in prize money to encourage local historians to explore the history and heritage of Bayside.
“I am pleased this competition that honours the memory of Ron Rathbone OAM, a Councillor and former Mayor of the City of Rockdale is back.” Mayor Joe Awada said.
“It is important we keep our local history alive and available for future generations.”
The Ron Rathbone Local History Competition honours the memory of Ron Rathbone OAM, a Councillor and former Mayor of the City of Rockdale who was passionate about local heritage and history.
His actions led to heritage listings for many significant buildings in Bayside and he is the author of books on the history of Rockdale, Bexley, Arncliffe and Carlton.
Entries for the 2021 Ron Rathbone Local History Competition are now open.
This year there are three categories:
- Kindergarten and Primary School Students — $1,000 pool distributed among the winners.
- High School Students — $1,500 pool distributed among the winners.
- Open — $5,000 major prize.
Entries can be submitted online, by email or in person and must be received by 5pm on Friday 10 September.