Congratulations to Felica, Stacey and Alexia!
Find out more about our winners and their fields of study here
The Hugh Martin Weir Prize was established in 2011, by Glen and Robina Weir (pictured above with our 2016 winners), to honour the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915-2004) and his fellow prisoners of war. Hugh Martin Weir was a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Java 1942 – 1945.
The purpose of the Prize, of up to $1,000, is to encourage study and research, including use of the Barr Smith Library collections, into any aspect of Australia’s involvement in war, or the treatment of prisoners of war in any conflict, including the impact on those persons involved, their families, and/or their communities. In 2016 three very deserving students each received an award.