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NT History Book Awards 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award has been announced.

The four shortlisted titles are:

  • Remember Me Kindly: A History of the Holtze Family in the Northern Territory (Deborah Bisa, Historical Society of the Northern Territory)
  • Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics, (Claire Lowrie, Manchester University Press)
  • Alice Springs: From Singing Wire to Iconic Outback Town (Stuart Traynor, Wakefield Press)
  • A Handful of Sand: The Gurindji Struggle, After the WalkOff (Charlie Ward, Monash University Publishing).

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

The judging panel described it as ‘an exceptionally strong field of entries’. ‘It is heartening to see such high quality books being produced about the Northern Territory; a place of rich history and stories, many still untold,’ said the panel.

The shortlist was chosen from 15 entries, which can be viewed here.

The winner will be announced on 28 June. Fore more information, visit the award’s website here.


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