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

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

Click HERE to download Amended Committee Charter 2022

Click HERE to download Amended Draft Rules 2022

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 and Christine Stone.