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Heritage Awards

The 2018-2019 Heritage Award was awarded to “Them Days” magazine.

The Newfoundland Historical Society Heritage Fellowship Award was instituted in 1976, when Paul O’Neill, in his annual President’s Report, stated that it was to be presented to the person or persons who, in the judgement of the Council has contributed significantly to the preservation and/or dissemination of the written record of the history of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nominations may be made by any member of the Society. The winner is chosen by the Executive and Council from the nominees. It is hoped in this way to sometimes honour contributions to the written history of Newfoundland by persons who otherwise might be ignored.

The first recipient was the Society’s own Office Secretary, and staunch supporter, collector, preserver and disseminator of Newfoundland history, Bobbie Robertson. It has been awarded annually, with a few exceptions, since then, and in recent years to multiple recipients.

The 2010-2011 Heritage Award was awarded to James K. Hiller.


Heritage Award Recipients

2018—19
Them Days

2015—18
(no recipient)

2014—15
Trinity Historical Society

2011—13
(no recipient)

2010—11
James K. Hiller

2008—10
(no recipient)

2007—08
William F. Coaker Heritage Foundation

2006—07
(no recipient)

2005—06
Gordon Bradley

2004—05
(no recipient)

2003—04
James Tuck
Roland Abbott
Baccalieu Trail Heritage Society

2001—03
(no recipient)

2000—01
Alley O’Brien

1999—00
William J. Kirwin

1998—99
Ena Farrell Edwards

1997—98
Gilbert Higgins
Janet Story
Raymond W. Guy

1996—97
Paul Johnson
Marguerite Linthorne

1995—96
Encyclopedia of Newfoundland & Labrador
Gordon Handcock

1994—95
Naboth Winsor
Peter Neary

1993—94
Otto Tucker

1991—93
(no recipient)

1990—91
Leslie Harris

1989—90
Ed Coady

1988—89
Hal Andrews

1987—88
Burnham Gill

1986—87
(no recipient)

1985—86
Harry Cuff

1984—85
Paul O’Neill
Michael Harrington

1983—84
Doris Saunders
Joe Goudie

1982—83
George Story

1981—82
Louise Whiteway

1980—81
Frederick W. Rowe

1979—80
Ronald Seary

1978—79
Ted Drover

1977—78
Joseph R. Smallwood

1976—77
Agnes O’Dea

1975—76
Bobbie Robertson