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NSW PREMIER'S HISTORY AWARDS 2021

September 09, 2021

 The NSW Premier’s History Awards - State Library of NSW

The NSW Premier’s History Awards were first presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievements in history by Australian citizens and permanent residents. Held annually, the awards assist in establishing values and standards in historical research and publication and encourage everyone to appreciate and learn from the work of our historians.

Past winners have included KS Inglis, Patricia Jalland, Inga Clendinnen, Bruce Scates and Raelene Frances, Trevor Graham, Christopher Clark, Nadia Wheatley and Grace Karskens. The NSW Premier’s History Awards are administered by the State Library of NSW in association with Create NSW. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the History Council of NSW.

Total prize money is $75,000.
 
The winners and shortlisted titles in each category are shown below: 
 


AUSTRALIAN HISTORY PRIZE

People of the River: Lost worlds of early Australia by Grace Karskens
A Bridge Between: Spanish Benedictine Missionary Women in Australia by Katharine Massam


GENERAL HISTORY PRIZE

The Wardian Case: How a simple box moved plants and changed the world by Luke Keogh


NSW COMMUNITY & REGIONAL HISTORY PRIZE

Landscapes of Our Hearts: Reconciling people and environment by Matthew Colloff


YOUNG PEOPLE'S HISTORY PRIZE

Tell Me Why for Young Adults by Archie Roach


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