Reconciliation Award June 08 2012, 0 Comments

AVALON author and publisher John Ogden has been recognised for advancing reconciliation through his books.

Ogden is the recipient of a Pauline McLeod Award for Reconciliation, presented by the Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum.

He was given the award for books he created - all of which explore indigenous history and multicultural Australia - through his publishing company, Cyclops Press.

Ogden said he was honoured to receive the award.

“‘I’m really happy that the community has recognised that work,” he said.

Three of Ogden’s books have come out of Cyclops Press since 1999: Australienation, Portraits from a Land Without People and Saltwater People of the Broken Bays.

He is working on a companion book to Saltwater People, looking at the history of Sydney’s eastern and southern beaches.