An ANZCA Dossier

Compiled by Steven Maras, University of Western Australia

The purpose of this dossier is to provide a ready reference point for details about the history of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) for members and other readers. As the organisation continues to evolve, and as memories fade, it has become apparent that there is a need for a record of some kind. A secondary purpose is to provide a focus point for the discussion of the field of Australian communication studies more broadly. While the field is not identical to the activities of the Association, the two are closely inter-linked, particularly through the ANZCA annual conference and the activities of journals supported by the Association. This is a work in progress that builds on the efforts and advice of others (sources are indicated below). It will hopefully improve as more people read and comment, and will be updated in different versions. Specific gaps in the dossier are listed here, and any assistance by individuals in providing extra information is greatly appreciated. In the event of any errors, inaccuracies or omissions advance apologies are offered. Corrections, suggestions or comments can be sent to Steven Maras.


Significant Dates

ACA/ANZCA Presidents

Conference Themes 1981-2019

Published President's Addresses

Henry Mayer Prize

Grant Noble Award

President's Service Award

Christopher Newell Prize

Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year

ANZCA Honorary Life Members

Selected References on Australian Communication Studies

From the Archive


First Uploaded 28 March, 2003. Last Updated: 30 December, 2019 © Steven Maras 2003-2019