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.