Sir Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, Prize

This prize is awarded for the best presentation by a higher degree research student or an early career researcher at the annual conference. This paper will be published, subject to the usual refereeing process, in law&history, the Society’s journal.

Our 2017 winner is Jon Piccini for a paper presented at our Christchurch conference.

Past winners are:

2014 Janine Rizzetti, ‘Judging Protection: “The Unintentional Errors of an Unlearned Magistracy”, British Guiana and Port Phillip, 1830s–40s,’  in issue vol. 3, 2016

2015 James Kirby, ‘“Conditional on a Bill of Rights”:  Race and Human Rights in the Constitution of Botswana, 1960-66‘ in issue vol. 4:1, 2017

2016 Danielle Boaz, ‘Fraud, Vagrancy and the “Pretended” Exercise of Supernatural Powers in England, South Africa, and Jamaica’ in volume 5:1, 2018