The Leichhardt Award

THE LEICHHARDT AWARD

In the in the spirit of the pioneering geological efforts of Ludwig Leichhardt, Don King and Ted Milligan, the Leichhardt Award is instituted to recognise original contribution to the advancement of coal geology or related disciplines in Queensland.

The award recognises scientific achievement, particularly where there has been a significant impact on the Queensland coal industry is the basis of award, rather than seniority or longevity in the industry.

The award serves to encourage development of the highest professional standards within the Queensland coal industry.

The rules governing The Leichhardt Award, as well as the nomination form for The Leichhardt Award recipients, can be found by clicking here

Ludwig Leichhardt TransparentRECIPIENTS OF THE LEICHHARDT AWARD

~ 2017 ~
Dr John Simmons
(meeting held at CQU Mackay, award presented at Sorbello’s Restaurant)

~ 2015 ~
Professor Joan Esterle
(meeting held at CQU Rockhampton, award presented at Rockhampton Heritage Village)

~ 2013 ~
Andrew Wilson
(meeting at CQU Mackay, award presented at BURP Restaurant Mackay)

~ 2011 ~
Jim Beeston
(meeting held at CQU Rockhampton, award presented at Rockhampton Heritage Village)

~ 2009 ~
Lance Grimstone
(meeting held at CQU Rockhampton, award presented at Rockhampton Heritage Village)

~ 2007 ~
Peter Goscombe
(meeting held at CQU Rockhampton, award presented at Rockhampton Heritage Village)

~ 2005 ~
John Draper
(meeting held at CSIRO QCAT, award presented at St Lucia Golf Course)

~ 2003 ~
Gary Fallon
(meeting held at CQU Gladstone, award presented at Gladstone Sailing Club)

~ 2001 ~
QCAT CSIRO Exploration and Mining Division
(meeting held at, and award presented at Maraboon Tavern, Emerald)