History of the Rona Tranby Trust
The Rona Tranby Trust arose out of a bequest in the Will of Thomas Paul Rona who died in September 1987. The Ronas' were Holocaust survivors who lost many family members in Nazi concentration camps during WWII. As a result of their experiences they took a keen role in raising awareness of the Holocaust and promoting inter ethnic harmony. In keeping with these values, the Trustees of the Estate engaged with Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training to develop the Rona Tranby Award and Collection. On September 2nd 1991 the Rona Tranby Trust was launched.