N. W. Jolly Medal

The N.W. Jolly Medal is the Institute of Foresters of Australia’s highest and most prestigious honour for outstanding service to the profession of forestry in Australia. 

It recognises contributions from across the full scope of forestry and reflecting the diversity of significant contributions being made across a wide range of disciplines and forest management activities. In this context, forestry includes the sustainable management, development and use of forests for the diversity of goods and services that forest ecosystems provide, whether for public, private or commercial purposes, including education, research and development, forest policy and all types of forest land management.

The Award is named in honour of Norman William Jolly (1882-1954) Who made an outstanding contribution to development of professional forestry in Australia in the first half of the 20th Century.

The Award is made by the Board of the Institute on the recommendation of the Jolly Award Committee, which is made up of three Institute members and previous Jolly Medal recipients.

To download Nomination Form, click HERE
Nominations close on Friday 6 August at 9:00am 

N.W. Jolly Medal Recipients

2019           Tony G.  Bartlett AFSM   1989   S. W.  Gentle   
    Rob de Fégely AM   1988   G. Minko  
2018   Russell  Haines   1987   A. Keeves  
    Anne Geary   1986   A. G.  Brown AM  
2017   Christine Stone 
  1985   T. M. Cunningham  
    Rob Youl OAM   1984   G. N. Baur  
2015   J. Hans Drielsma AM   1983
  D. G. Nikles PSM  
2012   Sadanandan  Nambiar AO    1982   J. H. Chinner  
2011   R.L. Newman OAM   1981  
  L. T.  Carron  
    D.W. Flinn   1980   R. H. Luke AM  
2009   D.I. Bevege   1979   W. D.  Muir  
2008   R.J. Underwood AM   1978   A. G. MacArthur  
2007   G.A. Kile AM   1977    N. Hall  
2006   F. Jack Bradshaw   1974   N. B. Lewis  
2005   E.R. Rolley   1973
  J. M. Gilbert  
2003   N. Phil Cheney PSM   1972   A. H.  Crane  
2002   R. A. Free   1971   L. D.  Pryor AO  
2000   G. J. Bacon AM   1970   W. G. Chandler MBE  
1999   B. J. Beggs   1969   A. R.  Trist  
1997   D. Doley   1968
  L. S. Hudson  
1996   R. C. Ellis    1967   A. C. Harris   
1995   F. H. McKinnell   1966   K. P.  McGrath AM  
1994   I. S. Ferguson AM   1965
  L. R. Benjamin CBE  
1993   R. G.  Florence   1964                  D. A. N. Cromer            
1991   L. A. Pederick   1963     E. H. F.  Swain  
1990   M. J. Hall AM   1962
  M. R. Jacobs ISO  
        1959   V. A. Grenning  

NB: Australian and Imperial Honours only are shown. Recipients may have received honours from other countries and academies.

N.W. Jolly Charter & Rules 

The rules are available for download

IFA Jolly Medal Award Committee

The Jolly Medal Award Committee is a committee appointed by The Board of the Institute of Forests of Australia. The Committee is composed of at least three members, one of whom desirably is a member of the IFA/AFG Board and who chairs the committee. The other members should be members of the IFA, and previous N W Jolly Medal awardees. Members are appointed for a two-year term, but are eligible for re-appointment.

Current members of the N.W. Jolly Medal Committee are  Dr Hans Drielsma AM (Chair):  Rob De Fegeley AM:  Anne Geary:  Glen Kile:  Christine Stone,  

Purpose

The purpose of the committee is to oversee and manage the award of the N W Jolly Medal, being the Institutes highest and most prestigious honour for outstanding service to forestry in Australia, according to the Rules (view here ) established by the Board from time to time.

Norman William Jolly

The Award is named in honour of Norman William Jolly (1882-1954) who made an outstanding contribution to development of professional forestry in Australia in the first half of the 20th Century. For more information on Norman Jolly.

Functions

The functions of the committee include:

  • To review and provide recommendations to the Board on Award criteria.
  • To formulate and oversee the nominations and selection process.
  • To make recommendations to the Board for the award of the N W Jolly Medal.
  • To oversee the integrity of the award process, from design phase through to the award ceremony.
  • To provide recommendations to the Board from time to time for improvements to the Award