The following awards are annually bestowed by the Tasmanian Division:
W. H. Twelvetrees Medal
The medal is to be awarded at the discretion of the Tasmanian Division of the Geological Society of Australia, usually annually, to recognize important contributions to the Earth Sciences within Tasmania (including Macquarie Island), or for outstanding contributions to Earth Sciences while resident in Tasmania. In the spirit of W H Twelvetrees, contributions shall be considered to include meritorious feats of geological exploration in Tasmania or elsewhere; significant published works; or meritorious service to the Earth Sciences.
Two or more members of the Society can nominate a member for the award by submitting to the Divisional Committee the name of the candidate, biographical data, and a citation in about 300 words describing the candidate's work and its significance. Nominations will be valid for up to five years after the nomination date. The medal may be awarded posthumously if the candidate was alive at the time of first nomination.
Please click here to view the biography of William Harper Twelvetrees.
S. W. Carey Prize
For the best B.Sc. Honours thesis in the geological sciences at the University of Tasmania
Max Banks Prize
For the best 2nd year Geology student at the University of Tasmania