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Vic Prem’s History Award 2020 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s History Award and Community History Awards has been announced.

A total of 48 projects and publications have been shortlisted for prizes ranging from $500 to $2000, and are all in the running for the $5000 Victorian Premier’s History Award.

Among the 32 publications shortlisted are:

  • The Convent: A City Finds its Heart (Stuart Kells, MUP)
  • Out of the Madhouse: From Asylums to Caring Community? (Sandy Jeffs and Margaret Leggatt, Australian Scholarly Publishing)
  • Democratic Adventurer: Graham Berry and the Making of Australian Politics (Sean Scalmer, Monash University Publishing)
  • Maurice Blackburn: Champion of the People  (David Day, Scribe)
  • Gariwerd: An Environmental History of the Grampians (Benjamin Wilkie, CSIRO Publishing)
  • Geelong’s Changing Landscape: Ecology, Development and Conservation (David S Jones and Philip B Roös, CSIRO Publishing).

For the full shortlist, see the Public Record Office Victoria website.

The winners will be announced online in October as part of History Month.


Category: Local news