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F.L. Stillwell Award
The F.L. Stillwell Award is a medal awarded to the author or authors of the best paper of the year in the Australian Journal of Earth Science, judged by the Editorial Board. This award is supported by the Stillwell Bequest. Frank Leslie Stillwell, FAA, was a geologist in charge of the Mineragraphic Section of CSIR (later CSIRO) from 1929 to 1953.


Year Recipient Paper AJES
2011 R.A. Cayley, R.J. Korsch, D.H. Moore, R.D. Costelloe, A. Nakamura, C.E. Willman, T.J. Rawling, V.J. Morand, P.B. Skladzien and P.J. O'Shea

Crustal architecture of central Victoria: results from the 2006 deep crustal reflection seismic survey

V 58/2, March 2011,


2010 Chris Ferguson

Plate-driven extension and convergence along the East Gondwana active margin: Late Silurian–Middle Devonian tectonics of the Lachlan Fold Belt, southeastern Australia

V 57/5, July 2010

627 - 649

2009 J Braun, DR Burbridge, FN Gesto, M. Sandiford, AJW Gleadow,BP Kohn, and PR Cummins
Constraints on the current rate of deformation and surface uplift of the Australian continent from a new seismic database and low-T thermochronological data

V 56/2, March 2009,
99 - 110


AD Heap and PT Harris

Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor

V 55/4, June 2008,
555 - 585  

2007 R. C. Morris, E. R. Ramanaidou Genesis of the channel iron deposits (CID) of the Pilbara region, Western Australia.

V 54/5, July 2007,
733 - 756

2006 N.F. Exon, P.J. Hill, Y. Lafoy, C. Heine & G. Bernardel Kenn Plateau off northeast Australia: a continental fragment in the southwest Pacific jigsaw. V 53/4, August 2006, 541–564
2005 M.W. Wallace, J.A. Dickinson, D.H. Moore & M. Sandiford

Late Neogene strandlines of southern Victoria: a unique record of eustasy and tectonics in southeast Australia.

V 52/2, June 2005, 279-297
2004 D.R. Gray & D.A. Foster Tectonic evolution of the Lachlan Orogen, southeast Australia: historical review, data synthesis and modern perspectives. V 51/6, December 2004, 773-817
2003 N.G. Direen & A.J. Crawford The Tasman Line: where is it, what is it, and is it Australia's Rodinian breakup boundary? V 50/4, August 2003, 491-502
2002 R.R. Anand & M. Paine Regolith geology of the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: implications for exploration. V 49/1, February 2002, 3-16
2001 P.W. Haines, M.Hand & M. Sandiford Palaeozoic synorogenic sedimentation in central and northern Australia: a review of distribution and timing with implications for the evolution of intracontinental orogens. V 48/6, December 2001, 911-928
2000 D.L. Scott, D.J. Rawlings, R.W. Page, C.Z. Tarlowski, M. Idnurm, M.J. Jackson & P.N. Southgate Basement framework and geodynamic evolution of the Palaeoproterozoic superbasins of north-central Australia: an integrated review of geochemical, geochronological and geophysical data. V 47/3, June 2000, 341-380
1999 B. Krapez Stratigraphic record of an Atlantic-type global tectonic cycle in the Palaeoproterozoic Ashburton Province of Western Australia. V 46/1, February 1999, 71-87
1998 W.J. Collins Evaluation of petrogenetic models for Lachlan Fold Belt granitoids: implications for crustal architecture and tectonic models. V 45/4, August 1998, 483-500
1997 D.R. Gray, D.A. Foster & M. Bucher Recognition and definition of orogenic events in the Lachlan Fold Belt. V 44/4, August 1997, 489-501
1996 J. Roberts, J.C. Claoué-Long & C.B. Foster SHRIMP zircon dating of the Permian System of eastern Australia. V 43/4, August 1996, 401-421
1995 T. Flöttmann, P. James, R. Menpes, P. Cesare, M. Twining, M. Fairclough, J. Randabel & S. Marshak The structure of Kangaroo Island, South Australia: strain and kinematic partitioning during Delamerian basin and platform reactivation. V 42/1, February 1995, 35-49
1994 R. Valenta Deformation of host rocks and stratiform mineralization in the Hilton mine area, Mt Isa. V 41/5, October 1994, 429-443
1993 A.P. Belperio Land subsidence and sea level rise in the Port Adelaide estuary: implications for monitoring the greenhouse effect. V 40/4, August 1993, 359-368
1992 I. Crick Petrological and maturation characteristics of organic matter from the Middle Proterozoic McArthur Basin, Australia. V 39/4, September 1992, 501-519
1991 No award    
1990 P.D. Kinny, J.R. Wijbrans, D.O. Froude, I.S. Williams & W. Compston Age constraints on the geological evolution of the Narryer Gneiss Complex, Western Australia. V 37/1, March 1990, 51-69
1989 K.C. Hill & A.J.W. Gleadow Uplift and thermal history of the Papuan Fold Belt, Papua New Guinea: apatite fission track analysis. V 36/4, December 1989, 515-539
1988 B.W. Chappell, A.J.R. White & R. Hine Granite provinces and basement terranes in the Lachlan Fold Belt, southeastern Australia. V 35/4, December 1988, 505-521
1987 M. Solomon, J.L. Walshe & C.J. Eastoe Experiments on convection and their relevance to the genesis of massive sulphide deposits. V 34/3, September 1987, 311-323
1986 J.M. Bowler & J.T. Teller Quaternary evaporites and hydrological changes, Lake Tyrell, northwest Victoria. V 33/1, March 1986, 43-63
1985 M.D. Muir, T.H. Donnelly, R.W.T. Wilkins & K.J. Armstrong Stable isotope, petrological, and fluid inclusion studies of minor mineral deposits from the McArthur Basin: implications for the genesis of some sediment-hosted base metal mineralization from the Northern Territory. V 32/3, September 1985, 239-260
1984 A.J. Stewart, R.D. Shaw & L.P. Black The Arunta Inlier: a complex ensialic mobile belt in central Australia. Part 1 Stratigraphy, correlations and origin. V 31/4, December 1984, 445-455
1983 G.N. Phillips & D.I. Groves The nature of Archaean gold-bearing fluids as deduced from gold deposits of Western Australia. V 30/1, July 1983, 25-39
1982 P.J. Conaghan, J.G. Jones, K.L. McDonnell & K. Royce A dynamic fluvial model for the Sydney Basin. V 29/1, April 1982, 55-70
1981 G. Singh, N.D. Opdyke & J.M. Bowler Late Cainozoic stratigraphy, palaeomagnetic chronology and vegetational history from Lake George, N.S.W. V 28/4, November 1981, 435-452
1980 No award    
1979 P.R. Evans & J. Roberts Evolution of central eastern Australia during the Late Palaeozoic and Early Mesozoic. V 26/7, March 1980, 325-340
1978 J. Carey Sedimentary environments and trace fossils of the Permian Snapper Point Formation, southern Sydney Basin. V 25/8, January 1979, 433-458
1977 G.J. Retallack Triassic palaeosols in the upper Narrabeen Group of New South Wales. Part II. Classification and reconstruction. V 24/1, April 1977, 19-36
1976 A.J. Irving & D.H. Green Geochemistry and petrogenesis of the newer basalts of Victoria and South Australia. V 23/1, May 1976, 45-66
1975 No award    
1974 P. Wellman & I. McDougall Potassium–argon ages on the Cainozoic volcanic rocks of New South Wales. V 21/3, October 1974, 247-272
1973 W.V. Preiss Palaeoecological interpretations of South Australian Precambrian stromatolites. V 19/4, January 1973, 501-532
1972 D.A.C. Williams Archaean ultramafic, mafic and associated rocks, Mt Monger, Western Australia. V 19/2, October 1972, 163-188
1971 D.J. Forman The Arltunga Nappe Complex, MacDonell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia. V 18/2, July 1971, 173-182
1970 C.E.B. Conybeare Solubility and mobility of petroleum under hydrodynamic conditions, Surat Basin, Queensland. V 16/2, February 1970, 667-681
1969 No award    
1968 R.A. Both & K.L. Williams
Mineralogical zoning in the lead-zinc ores of the Zeehan Field, Tasmania. Part I: Introduction and review.
Mineralogical zoning in the lead-zinc ores of the Zeehan Field, Tasmania. Part II: Paragenetic and zonal relationships.
V 15/1, June 1968, 121-137

V 15/2, December 1968, 217-244
1967 J.J. Veevers The Phanerozoic geological history of northwest Australia. V 14/2, December 1967, 253-2
1966 B.E. Hobbs The structural environment of the northern part of the Broken Hill orebody. V 13/2, December 1966, 315-338
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