Australian fan. Founding member of Norstrilia Press. Committtee member in charge of memberships for Aussiecon One. OBE of ANZAPA. Deputy chairman and GOH Liaison of Aussiecon Two. Recipient of a Golden Caterpillar Award at Aussiecon Two.
At the 1987 Australian National Convention, Capcon, a special Ditmar Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Fandom was awarded to "Carey Handfield, T.R.O. (The Real Official)". That designation appears to have been derived from "The Real Official Carey Handfield Fan Club". For more information, see the Carey Handfield article by Marc Ortlieb from the Conviction programme book as transcribed by Elaine Walker at history.sf.org.au.
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