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NT History Book Awards 2016 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2016 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Awards has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Silent Pearls: Old Japanese Graves in Darwin and the History of Pearling (John Lamb, self-published)
  • The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network (Julia Martinez & Adrian Vickers, University of Hawaii Press)
  • Different White People: Radical Activism For Aboriginal Rights 1946-1972 (Deborah Wilson, UWA Publishing)
  • Gulf Country Songbook: Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gadanji Songs (Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gadanji families with Karin Riederer, Waralungku Arts Centre).

The Northern Territory History Book Awards are presented annually to recognise the ‘most significant historical book on the Northern Territory’ published in the preceding calendar year.

NT Library director Patrick Gregory said 13 strong entries were received this year, ‘more than double the number of last year’s candidates’. ‘This year’s entrants recognised many periods of Northern Territory’s diverse history from the Bombing of Darwin and Cyclone Tracy to activism for Aboriginal Rights and the history of local football,’ said Gregory.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Northern Territory Library in Parliament House on 28 June.


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