The Harry Gentle Resource Centre congratulates Dr Bill Metcalf, recipient of the 2018 John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction for research and writing of Queensland history. The award is presented by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland at the Queensland Day Dinner held on 6 June each year. Dr Metcalf has researched and published widely on utopian communalism in Australia and has contributed significantly to the study of Brisbane local history. Dr Metcalf has had a long association with Griffith University, only retiring in 2017 from his position as a research methodologist,