The NSW Premier’s History Awards

The NSW Premier’s History Awards were first presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievement in history by Australian citizens and permanent residents. 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 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards are administered by the State Library of NSW in association with Arts NSW. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the History Council of NSW.

2015 NSW Premier's History Awards

The shortlist for the 2015 Awards was announced on Friday 14 August 2015. View media release.

Australian History Prize

Australian First World War History Prize

General History Prize

New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize

Young People’s History Prize

Multimedia History Prize

All nominated works must have been first published, broadcast, screened or made publicly available between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015.

2014 NSW Premier's History Awards

The winners of the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards were announced at a presentation ceremony and cocktail reception, which also launched NSW History Week, on Friday 5 September 2014 at the State Library of NSW.

View the winners and shortlists


2013 NSW Premier's History Awards

The winners of the 2013 NSW Premier's HistoryAwards were announced  at the State Library of NSW on the evening of Thursday 12 September 2013.

View the winners and shortlists


2012 nsw premier's history awards

The winners of the 2012 NSW Premier's History Awards were announced on 30 November 2012 at the State Library, with $75,000 in prize money offered across 5 different categories.

View the full list of winners

View the shortlists

2012 Judges 

 

Enquiries

Enquiries about submitting a nomination can made via email: awards.library@sl.nsw.gov.au

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