Authors Nominated for 2011 NSW Premier’s History Awards

September 1, 2011 | Author

The NSW Arts Minister George Souris announced the shortlist for the NSW Premier’s History Awards on 26 August.

The Awards promote excellence in the interpretation of history and play a role in establishing standards in historical research and publication.

The Copyright Agency congratulates the members shortlisted in the book-related categories below:

Australian History Prize

  • Joy Damousi for Colonial Voices: A Cultural History of English in Australia (CUP)
  • Jim Davidson for A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W K Hancock (UNSW Press)
  • Penny Russell for Savage or Civilised? Manners in Colonial Australia (NewSouth)

NSW Community and Regional History Prize

  • Delia Falconer for Sydney (NewSouth)
  • Stephen Gapps for Cabrogal to Fairfield City: A History of a Multicultural Community (Fairfield city Museum & Gallery)

Young People’s History Prize

  • Sherryl Clark for Our Australian Girl: Meet Rose (Puffin)
  • Kirsty Murray for India Dark (A&U)
  • Nicole Pluss for Scout (Penguin)

Multimedia History Prize

  • Sharon Davis for The Aarons Family Files

The winners will be announced at a formal presentation dinner on 5 September, during NSW History week. A prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner of each of the five categories. The Awards are presented by Arts NSW, a division of the Department of Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services, with the support of the History Council of NSW.

For further information and to view the full shortlist, visit the Arts NSW website.

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