New South Wales Premier's History Awards
The NSW Premier's History Awards honour distinguished achievement in the interpretation of history, through both the written word and non-print media by Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia.
- 1 History
- 2 Categories
- 3 Former Categories
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The State Government of New South Wales, Australia established the Premier's History Awards in 1997. In 2005 the name of the awards was changed to NSW Premier's History Awards. The awards are presented annually in early September and are managed by the State Library of NSW, in association with Create NSW (former Arts NSW).
The following awards, each of $15,000 are offered:
- Australian History Prize for a major published book or e-book on Australian history.
- General History Prize for a major published book or e-book on international history.
- NSW Community and Regional History Prize for a published book or e-book that makes a significant contribution to the understanding of community. institutional, urban or regional history in New South Wales.
- Young People's History Prize for a published book or e-book, film, television or radio program, CD-ROM, DVD, or website - fiction or non-fiction - that increases the understanding and appreciation of history by children and young adults.
- Digital History Prize for an Australian historian's interpretation of an historical subject using non-print media.
- John and Patricia Ward History prize to encourage the use of archives in the writing of history. (discontinued) 
The Australian History Prize
In 2014, an Australian Military History Prize was announced. Mike Carlton was the winner of this sub-category for his book First Victory (published by Random House).
|2019||Meredith Lake||The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History||NewSouth Books|
|2018||Christina Twomey||The Battle Within: POWs in Postwar Australia||NewSouth Publishing|
|2017||Mark McKenna||From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories||Melbourne University Publishing|
|2016||Stuart Macintyre||Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s||NewSouth Books|
|2015||Alan Atkinson||The Europeans in Australia||UNSW Press|
|2014||Joan Beaumont||Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War||Allen & Unwin|
|2013||Janet Butler||Kitty's War: The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton||University of Queensland Press|
|2012||Russell McGregor||Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal People and the Australian Nation||Aboriginal Studies Press|
|2011||Penny Russell||Savage or Civilised?: Manners in Colonial Australia||UNSW Press|
|2010||Bain Attwood||Possession: Batman's Treaty and the Matter of History||Melbourne University Publishing|
|2009||Robin Gerster||Travels in Atomic Sunshine: Australia and the Occupation of Japan||Scribe|
|2008||Paul Ham||Vietnam: The Australian War||HarperCollins|
|2007||Libby Robin||How a Continent Created a Nation||UNSW Press|
|2006||Richard Broome||Aboriginal Victorians: a History Since 1800||Allen & Unwin|
|2005||Eileen Chanin and Steven Miller, with an introductory essay by Judith Pugh||Degenerates and Perverts: The 1939 Herald Exhibition of French and British Contemporary Art||Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University Publishing|
|2004||Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark||The History Wars||Melbourne University Publishing|
|2003||James Bowen and Margarita Bowen||The Great Barrier Reef: History, Science, Heritage||Melbourne University Publishing|
|2002||Nadia Wheatley||The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift||HarperCollinsPublishers|
|2001||Tim Bonyhady||The Colonial Earth||Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University Publishing|
|2000||Peter Spearrit||Sydney's Century: A History||UNSW Press|
|1999||K.S. Inglis||Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape||Melbourne University Publishing|
|1998||Anne Whitehead||Paradise Mislaid: In Search of the Australian Tribe of Paraguay||University of Queensland Press|
|1997||Heather Goodall||Invasion to Embassy: Land in Aboriginal Politics in NSW, 1770-1972||Allen & Unwin|
The General History Prize
|2019||Christina Thompson||Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia||Harper|
|2018||Sean Scalmer||On the Stump: Campaign Oratory and Democracy in the United States, Britain, and Australia||Temple University Press|
|2017||Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt & Dean Aszkielowicz||Japanese War Criminals: The Politics of Justice after the Second World War||Columbia University Press|
|2016||Ann McGrath||Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia||Nebraska University Press|
|2015||Warwick Anderson & Ian R Mackay||Intolerant Bodies : A Short History of Autoimmunity||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|2014||John Gascoigne||Encountering the Pacific in the Age of Enlightenment||Cambridge University Press|
|2013||Saliha Belmessous||Assimilation and Empire: Uniformity in the French and British Colonies, 1541-1954||Oxford University Press|
|2012||Tim Bonyhady||Good Living Street: The Fortunes of My Viennese Family||Allen & Unwin|
|2011||Shane White, Stephen Garton, Stephen Robertson and Graham White||Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars||Harvard University Press|
|2010||Lisa Ford||Settler Sovereignty: Jurisdiction and Indigenous People in America and Australia, 1788-1836||Harvard University Press|
|2009||Warwick Anderson||The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|2008||Michael A. McDonnell||The Politics of War: Race, Class and Conflict in Revolutionary Virginia||University of North Carolina Press|
|2007||Christopher Clark||Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947||Harvard University Press|
|2006||R. J. B. Bosworth||Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Dictatorship 1915-1945||Allen Lane/Penguin Books|
|2005||Sally Neighbour||In the Shadow of Swords: on the trail of terrorism from Afghanistan to Australia||Harper Collins Publishers|
|2004||Edward Duyker||Citizen Labillardière: A Naturalist's Life in Revolution and Exploration 1755–1834||The Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University Publishing|
|2003||David Garrioch||The Making of Revolutionary Paris||University of California Press|
|2002||Ruth Wajnryb||The Silence: How Tragedy Shapes Talk||Allen & Unwin|
|2001||Rowena Lennox||Fighting Spirit of East Timor: The Life of Martinho da Costa Lopes||Pluto Press Australia|
|2000||Anna Lanyon||Malinche's Conquest||Allen & Unwin|
|1999||Inga Clendinnen||Reading the Holocaust||The Text Publishing Company|
|1998||Marsden Hordern||King of the Australian Coast: the Work of Phillip Parker King in the Mermaid and Bathurst 1817-1822||Melbourne University Press|
|1997||Patricia Jalland||Death in the Victorian Family||Oxford University Press|
The NSW Community and Regional History Prize
|2019||Jon Rhodes||Cage of Ghosts||Darkwood|
|2018||Paul Irish||Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney||NewSouth Publishing|
|2017||Peter Hobbins, Ursula K Frederick & Anne Clarke||Stories from the Sandstone: Quarantine Inscriptions from Australia’s Immigrant Past||Arbon Publishing|
|2016||Tanya Evans||Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales||University of New South Wales Press|
|2015||Babette Smith||The Luck of the Irish : How a Shipload of Convicts Survived the Wreck of the Hive to Make a New Life in Australia||Allen & Unwin|
|2014||Ian Hoskins||Coast: A History of the New South Wales Edge||NewSouth|
|2013||Patti Miller||The Mind of a Thief||Queensland University Press|
|2012||Deborah Beck||''Set in Stone: A History of the Cell Block Theatre||UNSW Press|
|2011||Stephen Gapps||Cabrogal to Fairfield City: A History of a Multicultural Community||Fairfield City Council|
|2010||Pauline Curby||Randwick||Randwick Municipal Council|
|2009||David Bollen||Up on the Hill: A History of St Patrick's College||UNSW Press|
|2008||Dianne Johnson||Sacred Waters: the story of the Blue Mountains Gully Traditional Owners||Halstead Press|
|2007||Regina Ganter||Mixed Relations: Asian Aboriginal Contact in North Australia||University of Western Australia Press|
|2006||Maria Nugent||Botany Bay: Where Histories Meet||Allen & Unwin|
|2005||Joe Hajdu||Samurai in the Surf: the arrival of the Japanese on the Gold Coast in the 1980s||Pandanus Books|
|2004||Patricia Crawford and Ian Crawford||Contested Country: A History of the Northcliffe Area, Western Australia||University of Western Australia Press|
|2003||Erik Eklund||Steel Town: The Making and Breaking of Port Kembla||Melbourne University Publishing|
|2002||John Bailey||The White Divers of Broome: the true story of a fatal experiment||Pan Macmillan Australia|
|2001||Carolyn Wadley Dowley||Through Silent Country||Fremantle Arts Centre Press|
|2000||Sherry Morris||Wagga Wagga: A History||Bobby Graham Publishers for Wagga Wagga City Council|
|1999||Janet McCalman||Sex and Suffering: Women's Health and a Women's Hospital: the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, 1856 - 1996||Melbourne University Press|
|1998||Grace Karskens||The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney||Melbourne University Press|
|1997||Christopher Cunningham||The Blue Mountains Rediscovered||Kangaroo Press|
The Young People's History Prize
(known as the Children's History Prize until 2002)
|2019||Alison Lloyd and Terry Denton||The Upside-down History of Down Under||Penguin|
|2018||Simon Mitchell||The Fighting Stingrays||Penguin Random House Australia|
|2017||Christobel Mattingley||Maralinga’s Long Shadow: Yvonne’s Story||Allen & Unwin|
|2016||James Roy and Noël Zihabamwe||One Thousand Hills||Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia|
|2015||Ruth Starke and Robert Hannaford||My Gallipoli||Penguin Books Australia|
|2014||Nadia Wheatley, illustrated by Ken Searle||Australians All||Allen & Unwin|
|2013||Jackie French||Pennies for Hitler||HarperCollins Publishers|
|2012||Stephanie Owen Reeder||Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea||National Library of Australia|
|2011||Kirsty Murray||India Dark||Allen & Unwin|
|2010||Jackie French||The Night They Stormed Eureka||HarperCollins|
|2009||Anthony Hill||Captain Cook's Apprentice||Penguin|
|2008||Robert Lewis and Tim Gurry||Australians in the Vietnam War||Ryebuck Media|
|2007||John Nicholson||Songlines and Stone Axes||Allen & Unwin|
|2006||Pamela Freeman||The Black Dress: Mary MacKillop's Early Years||Black Dog Books|
|2005||Allan Baillie||My Story: Riding with Thunderbolt, the diary of Ben Cross, Northern NSW, 1865||Scholastic Press: an imprint of Scholastic Australia Pty Ltd|
|2004||David Hollinsworth||They Took the Children||Working Title Press in association with Scholastic Australia|
|2003||Alan Tucker||My Story: The Bombing of Darwin, The Diary of Tom Taylor||Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia|
|2002||Papunya School||Papunya School Book of Country and History||Allen & Unwin|
|2000||Gael Jennings and Roland Harvey (illus.)||Sick As: Bloody Moments in the History of Medicine||Roland Harvey Books|
|1998||Bruce Scates and Raelene Frances||Women and the Great War||Cambridge University Press|
|1997||Jennifer Lawless, Kate Cameron and Carmel Young||Unlocking the Past: Preliminary Studies in the Ancient World||Nelson ITP|
Digital History Prize
(known as The Audio/Visual History Prize until 2009 and the Multimedia Prize until 2019)
|2019||Guardian Australia||The Killing Times||Guardian Australia and the University of Newcastle Colonial Massacres Research Team|
|2018||Warwick Thornton and Brendan Fletcher||We Don't Need a Map||Barefoot Communications|
|2017||Adam Clulow||The Amboyna Conspiracy Trial||Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media|
|2016||Victoria Midwinter Pitt and Alan Erson||Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War||Essential Media & Entertainment|
|2015||Dan Goldberg and Margie Bryant||Brilliant Creatures||Mint Pictures & Serendipity Productions|
|2014||Michelle Arrow, Catherine Freyne and Timothy Nicastri||Public Intimacies: The 1974 Royal Commission on Human Relationships||ABC Radio National Hindsight|
|2013||Scott Hill and Jacqui Newling||The Cook and the Curator: Eat Your History||Sydney Living Museums|
|2012||Catherine Freyne and Phillip Ulman||Tit for Tat: The Story of Sandra Wilson||Hindsight, ABC Radio National|
|2011||Sonia Bible||Recipe for Murder||Stray Dog Pictures Pty Ltd for Jumping Dog Productions|
|2009||Rachel Landers and Dylan Bowen||A Northern Town||Pony Films|
|2008||Paul Rudd, Matthew Thomason, Wain Fimeri and Anthony Wright||Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery||Film Australia, Cook Films, Ferns Productions, South Pacific Films, December Films, ABC|
|2007||John Hughes||The Archive Project: The Realist Film Unit in Cold War Australia||Early Works - ABC TV|
|2006||Rolf de Heer||Ten Canoes||Vertigo Productions/Adelaide Festival of Arts|
|2005||Trevor Graham||Hula Girls||(Electric Pictures Pty Ltd, 2005)|
|2004||Tom Murray in collaboration with the Dhuruputjpi and Yilpara communities||Dhakiyarr vs the King||Film Australia|
|2003||Marée Delofski||The Trouble With Merle||Film Australia in association with SeeView Pictures|
|2002||Anita Heiss and Terri McCormack||Barani: Sydney's Aboriginal History (website)||City of Sydney Web Team and History Program in conjunction with CyberDreaming, 2002|
|2001||Michael Cummins||Thomson of Arnhem Land||Film Australia in association with John Moore (director/producer), Martin Thiele (archival researcher) and Michael McMahon (producer)|
|2000||Martin Thomas||This is Jimmy Barker||ABC Radio Audio Arts|
|1999||Michelle Rayner||Passes and Pathways||ABC Radio National|
|1998||Trevor Graham (director & co-producer)||Mabo: Life of an Island Man||Film Australia|
|1997||Bill Bunbury||Unfinished Business, episodes 1-6 Hindsight,||ABC Radio|
State Records - John and Patricia Ward History Prize
This prize was first awarded in 2002 to encourage the use of archives in the writing of history. The State Record established the prize in recognition of the contribution to history and archives of NSW by John and Patricia Ward.
|2008||Christina Twomey||Australia's Forgotten Prisoners: Civilians Interned by the Japanese in World War Two||Cambridge University Press|
|2007||Klaus Neumann||In the Interest of National Security: Civilian Internment in Australia||National Archives of Australia|
|2006||Gwenda Tavan||The Long, Slow Death of White Australia||Scribe Publications Pty Ltd|
|2005||Tony Roberts||Frontier Justice: a history of the Gulf Country to 1900||UQP|
|2004||Bain Attwood||Rights for Aborigines||Allen & Unwin|
|2003||David Kent and Norma Townsend||The Convicts of the Eleanor: Protest in Rural England; New Lives in Australia||The Merlin Press Ltd. [UK] and Pluto Press Australia|
|2002||Thom Blake||A Dumping Ground: A History of the Cherbourg Settlement||UQP|
The Centenary of Federation Prize, 2001
The centenary award was created as a one-off presentation, the prize being sponsored by the NSW Centenary of Federation Committee. This award was for a "major work" relating to the Australian Federation period focussing on the political, social and cultural issues of Australia at that time.
|Geoffrey Bolton||Edmund Barton||Allen & Unwin|
|Peter Botsman||The Great Constitutional Swindle: a citizen's view of the Australian Constitution||Pluto Press, Australia|
|Helen Irving||The Centenary Companion to Australian Federation||Cambridge University Press|
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