The ANZSI Medal was re-named the John Simkin Medal in 2014. The Medal is awarded for an outstanding index, as assessed by the Judging Panel. Judges may decide that no nomination satisfies the criteria and thus no Medal is awarded, and judges may or may not make commendations.
In some years no medal was awarded or no awards were made at all, thus the gaps in the year list below. See the Highly Commended awards page for the list of commendations.
The Medal award has been offered at differing periods since 1985, and from 2016 is biennial. The 2020 awards were postponed until 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. The next round will be in 2023.
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Sherrey Quinn. Murujuga: rock art, heritage and landscape iconoclasm, by José Antonio González Zarandona (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020)
Alan Walker. Lazarus rising; a personal and political autobiography, by John Howard (Harper Collins, 2011)
Dr Samantha Owens. Music at German courts, 1715-1760: changing artistic priorities, edited by Samantha Owens, Barbara M. Reul and Janice B. Stockigt (Boydell Press, 2011).
Frances Paterson. A Handbook of Aboriginal Languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, edited by Jim Wafer and Amanda Lissarague (Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative, 2008)
Alan Walker. Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia: a contemporary source-book, compiled by Greg Fealy and Virginia Hooker (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2006)
Tordis Flath. Toss Woollaston: a life in letters, edited by Jill Trevelyan (Te Papa Press, 2004) PDF of index
Garry Cousins, Fundamentals of pharmacology: a text for nurses and allied health professionals, by Alan Galbraith, Shane Bullock and Elizabeth Manias 4th edition (Pearson Education, 2003)
Max McMaster. The Oxford companion to Aboriginal art and culture, edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale (Oxford University Press, 2000)
Lynnette Peel. The Henty journals: a record of farming, whaling and shipping at Portland Bay, 1834–1839, by Edward Henry, edited by Lynette Peel (Miegunyah Press, 1996)
Barry Howarth. Portrait of the family within the total economy, by G. D. Snooks (University of Cambridge, 1994)
Max McMaster. Chemistry and biology of (1–3)-?-glucans, by Bruce A. Stone and Adrienne E. Clark (La Trobe University Press, 1992)
Max McMaster. Infectious diseases in pregnancy and the newborn infant, by G. L. Gilbert (Harwood Academic Publishers, 1991)
Margery Price. The law handbook, 1992 (Fitzroy Legal Service, 1992)
Geraldine Suter. Index to the Argus, 1860 (Council of the State Library of Victoria, 1860)
Alan Walker. The Penguin literary history of Australia, by L. T. Hergenhan (Penguin Books, 1988)
Elmar Zalums. History of Australia: the old dead tree and the young tree green, 1816–1935, with an epilogue, by Manning Clark (Melbourne University Press, 1987)
Jeremy Fisher. Australian encyclopaedia 4th edition (Grolier Society of Australia, 1983)