NSW Premier’s History Awards 2016 shortlists announced
The shortlists for the 2016 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards have been announced.
The shortlisted titles in each category are:
Australian History Prize ($15,000)
- The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia (Frank Bongiorno, Black Inc.)
- Just Relations: The Story of Mary Bennett’s Crusade for Aboriginal Rights (Alison Holland, UWA Publishing)
- Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (Stuart Macintyre, NewSouth Publishing)
General History Prize ($15,000)
- Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania (Roland Clark, Cornell University Press)
- Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia (Ann McGrath, University of Nebraska Press)
- Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire (Shane White, St Martin’s Press)
NSW Community and Regional History Prize ($15,000)
- Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales (Tanya Evans, NewSouth Publishing)
- Lord Wolseley Hotel A Social History of a Very Small Pub (Shirley Fitzgerald, Lord Wolseley Hotel)
- Unnamed Desires: A Sydney Lesbian History (Rebecca Jennings, Monash University Publishing)
Young People’s History Prize ($15,000)
- Cyclone (Jackie French, illus. by Bruce Whatley, Scholastic)
- Freedom Ride (Sue Lawson, Black Dog Books)
- One Thousand Hills (James Roy & Noël Zihabamwe, Omnibus)
Multimedia History Prize ($15,000)
- The Waler: Australia’s Great War Horse (Marian Bartsch, Mago Films)
- The Crater (David Bradbury, Spirited Films)
- Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War (Victoria Midwinter Pitt & Alan Erson, Essential Media & Entertainment)
Judges considered 172 entries across the five categories. To be eligible for the awards, books must have been first published between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
The winners will be announced at the State Library of NSW on 2 September to mark the beginning of NSW History Week.
For more information about the awards, visit the State Library of NSW website here.