The Dromkeen Medal is an annual award, initiated in 1982 and presented by the Governors of the Courtney Oldmeadow Children’s Literature Foundation.
This award is made annually to an Australian citizen for a significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children’s literature in Australia.
The Dromkeen Medal was designed by Robert Ingpen and depicts the Dromkeen homestead, a sickle moon and boughs of wattle.
The presentation is made in March to commemorate the birth date of the late Courtney Oldmeadow.
Previous Recipients of the Dromkeen Medal
1982 Lu Rees
1983 Maurice Saxby
1984 Patricia Wrightson
1985 Anne Bower Ingram
1986 Albert Ullin
1987 Joan Phipson
1988 Patricia Scott
1989 Robert Ingpen
1990 Mem Fox
1991 Robin Klein
1992 Julie Vivas
1993 Alf Mappin
1994 Agnes Nieuwenhuizen
1995 Jennifer Rowe
1996 Dr Belle Alderman
1997 Colin Thiele
1998 Graeme Base
1999 Barbara Ker Wilson
2000 Paul Jennings
2001 Julie Watts
2002 Ann James (Download PDF 2002 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
2003 Ivan Southall (Download PDF 2003 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
2004 Margaret Hamilton (Download PDF 2004 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
2005 Roland Harvey (Download PDF 2005 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
2006 Walter McVitty (Download PDF 2006 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
2007 Dr Patricia Edgar (Download PDF 2007 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
2008 Ruth Park (Download PDF 2008 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
2009 Bronwyn Bancroft (Download PDF 2009 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
2010 Shaun Tan (Download PDF 2010 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
2011 Libby Gleeson (Download PDF 2011 Dromkeen Medal Recipient)
Click here for the Dromkeen Medal nomination form.