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The Charles Todd Medal – Honour Roll

The first Charles Todd Medal for Excellence in Communications was established by ATUG (the Australian Telecommunications Users Group) in 1992.  This prestigious medal was awarded every year until ATUG ceased operating at the end of 2011. 

The tradition of awarding the Charles Todd Medal annually “for outstanding contributions to telecommunications” has been continued by TelSoc since its inception in 2013, with the warm support of former ATUG Managing Directors Rosemary Sinclair and Allan Horsley, and of ATUG’s long-term General Manager Elizabeth Lawler.

The Charles Todd Medal is named in honour of Sir Charles Todd, the leader of the team which connected Darwin to Adelaide by telegraph in 1872 and thus Australia to London and the rest of the world. Arguably, the global telegraph network was the original digital 'world wide web'. 

The winners of the Charles Todd Medal to date are:

2016 Simon Poole

2015

Teresa Corbin

2014

Simon Hackett

2013

Michael Malone and Mike Quigley 

2011

David Tudehope

2010

Bevan Slattery

2009

Stephen Conroy

2008

Roger Bamber

2007

Trevor Barr

2006

Neville Stevens

2005

Brian Perkins

2004

Richard Alston

2003

Doug Campbell

2002

John Edwards

2001

Allan Horsley

2000

Larry Williams

1999

Allan Fels and Rod Shogren

1998

Peter Gerrand

1997

Tony Shaw

1996

Neil Tuckwell

1995

Warwick Smith and Brian Johns

1994

John Almgren

1993

Bob Horton

1992

John Hullett

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