ANZLHS member Caroline Ingram has received a recent honour from the Western Australia History Council. Her 2019 article for Law & History received the Council’s award that recognises ‘An innovative contribution to understandings of Western Australian history, or its advocacy, by a student or students‘. The citation accompanying the award read as follows:
Caroline Ingram is a PhD student at the University of Western Australia who, in 2019, published the article “Constructing Gender in the Press: The Case of Audrey Jacob,” (Law & History, 6, no.1 (2019): 58–84). The paper argued that, contrary to claims within existing scholarship, honour killings had occurred in Australia and had—at least in the case of Audrey Campbell Jacob—won full acquittal. Secondly, the paper demonstrated that his lawyer, Arthur Haynes, successfully manipulated media reports to present Jacob as a victim. Ingram has since demonstrated innovative approaches to the dissemination and continued use of her findings, which have been used by others in radio interviews, online news reports, university teaching and, most recently, in the production of a Screenwest documentary.
Caroline also received another accolade for this article. The University of Western Australia awarded her the Dr Paul Laffey Memorial prize, which recognises ‘the postgraduate student in history who, in the opinion of the selection committee, produces the best refereed article or book chapter arising from work done for their course and accepted for publication during the previous calendar year’.