Dr David Dufty AM (1926 – 2019)
David Dufty was a driving force in bringing Society and Culture into the NSW curriculum. He was the founding Chair of the Society and Culture Syllabus Committee, a teacher of teachers of Society and Culture and a Life Member of the Society and Culture Association. David is remembered for his vision and the creativity and inspiration he brought to the development of Society and Culture as a significant curriculum innovation in our schools. Those who worked and studied with him remember Dufty as pragmatic, innovative, revolutionary, reflective and always original and ethical. These qualities have been an inspiration to so many Society and Culture teachers and are qualities now embedded in the Dr David Dufty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Society and Culture.