NSW Premier’s History Awards Shortlist

The shortlists for the NSW Premier’s History Awards have been announced.

Australian History Prize (on Australian history, addressing subjects of national significance)

  • The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia – Frank Bongiorno. (see my review here)
  • Just Relations: The Story of Mary Bennett’s Crusade for Aboriginal Rights – Alison Holland
  • Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s -Stuart Macintyre

General History Prize (on international history that is of national or international significance)

  • Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist activism in Interwar Romania – Roland Clark
  • Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia – Ann McGrath
  • Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire- Shane White.

NSW Community and Regional History Prize (significant contribution to the understanding of community, institutional, urban or regional history in NSW)

  • Fractured Families – Tanya Evans (see my review here)
  • Lord Wolseley Hotel: A social history of a very small pub – Shirley Fitzgerald
  • Unnamed Desires: A Sydney Lesbian History – Rebecca Jennings.

You can read more about the NSW Premier’s Awards prize, including the shortlist for the Young People’s History Prize and the shortlist for the Multimedia History Prize by going to the NSW Premier’s History Awards website.  You can also see the winners and shortlists back to 2012.

One response to “NSW Premier’s History Awards Shortlist

  1. Well I’m not doing very well with my history reading. Not only have I not read any of these but I haven’t even heard of most of them. Too many books!!

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