NSW Premier’s History Awards 2016 winners announced
The winners of the 2016 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards have been announced.
The winners in each category are:
Australian History Prize ($15,000)
- Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (Stuart Macintyre, NewSouth Publishing)
General History Prize ($15,000)
- Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia (Ann McGrath, University of Nebraska Press)
NSW Community and Regional History Prize ($15,000)
- Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales (Tanya Evans, NewSouth Publishing)
Young People’s History Prize ($15,000)
- One Thousand Hills (James Roy & Noël Zihabamwe, Omnibus)
Multimedia History Prize ($15,000)
- Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War (Victoria Midwinter Pitt & Alan Erson, Essential Media & Entertainment).
The winners were chosen from shortlists announced in August. 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 were 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.