Dr Terry Kass Receives ASA Award

September 24, 2020

As well as acting as chair of the Estonian Archives in Australia, Dr Terry Kass is a practising professional historian and heritage consultant. At the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Archivists on 18 September 2020, his recent publication, Unlocking land: A guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW received the 2019 Phyllis Mander Jones Award; Australian Society of Archivists: Best finding aid to an archival collection held by an Australian institution or about Australia for Unlocking Land: A Guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives.

The guide has been well received within the historical profession. Both professional and amateur historians as well as archivists have welcomed this publication.

The citation by the Australian Society of Archivist’s judges comments ‘This remarkable and outstanding guide unlocks the difficult to use and complex Crown Land records, and demonstrates the author’s deep and detailed knowledge of the Crown Land Records.’

The Estonian Archives in Australia congratulate Dr Kass on the award.