Rhys Jones Awarded the Order of Australia

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Abstract

On Friday, 11th April the late Emeritus Professor Rhys Maengwyn Jones was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia. The award was received by his wife, Dr Betty Meehan at a ceremony at Government House, Canberra. Professor Jones was invested with this award ‘for service to archaeology, particularly in the areas of research and teaching, and as a leader in matters relating to world heritage, conservation and indigenous social justice issues’.

Rhys Jones was a public intellectual who has been a leader in the discussion of world heritage, conservation and Aboriginal social justice issues. His views helped shape the Australian public’s appreciation of both our past and our present. His work at Kutakina cave in Tasmania, for example, was fundamental to the nomination and subsequent listing of
this area of the Franklin river on the World Heritage List. He had a deep knowledge of Australia’s Indigenous heritage and the rare ability to engender enthusiasm for this subject in both students and members of the general public. As such, he made major contributions to the quality of Australian society through enhancing a broad community understanding of Indigenous cultures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages51
Number of pages1
Volume56
Specialist publicationAustralian Archaeology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

Keywords

  • Indigenous archaeology
  • Rhys Jones
  • Award of Australia

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