ALIA ACTive congratulates Mr. Victor Crittenden on being awarded the medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division. Victor has been a wonderful contributor to Australia through his work as a librarian (including as the Foundation Librarian, Canberra College of Advanced Education, 1968-19860, researcher (particularly in Australian history) and publishing, publisher (Publisher and Editor, Mulini Press, since the 1980s) and writer (editor, from 1995, of the periodical Margin as well as author of Bibliography of the First Fleet, 1982; Colonial Poets; Early Australian Children's Stories; and Small Tales of Early Australia).
Many of us are very fortunate to know Victor for not just his professional contribution but also for his charm and passion for all things library, literary and historical.
Victor has been a fabulous contributor to libraries by encouraging research and development of librarians in Canberra for many years. It is wonderful to see his work recognised!
Congratulations to Victor from all in ALIA in the ACT.