Because of its widespread use and worldwide importance, it’s not
surprising that Spanish has been offered at Flinders since the
University was established in 1966.
As the first appointees to the
discipline, Associate Professor Richardson and Professor Kenneth Garrad
established the Spanish curriculum at Flinders.
“The achievement of Australian Ambassadorships by two of my former Spanish and Portuguese students, Sue Tanner (Ambassador to Chile and Spain) and Neil Mules (Ambassador to Mexico and Brazil) were real highlights for me,” says Associate Professor Richardson.
Retiring in 1987, Associate Professor Richardson has continued his research and maintained a close association with the University as a Visiting Scholar. In 2012 he was awarded his PhD based on his internationally published place-name research articles and his book on the claimed Portuguese discovery of Australia.
The annual award will be a lasting legacy to recognise excellence in the Spanish language. Gracias Associate Professor Richardson!