Australian Fencing Awards 2022

Posted by John Pickard on

On 6 May 2022 at the Australian Fencing Awards, I was declared Champion 2021.

The nomination acknowledged my contribution to our understanding of the history and technology of Australian rural fences.

The award was unexpected because my research was little known outside a few historians and heritage professionals, although I had given bundles of all of my papers to farmers and others who I cold-called. That was my way of both thanking them, and by reciprocating and sharing knowledge.

Receiving the award was also a pleasure. It is gratifying to have my research acknowledged by the very practical fencing industry.



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