The NSW Premier’s History Awards
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.
These 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.
2013 NSW Premier's History Awards winners
The winners of the 2013 NSW Premier's HistoryAwards were announced at a presentation held in the historic Mitchell Library Reading Room at the State Library of NSW on the evening of Thursday 12 September 2013.
Total prize money for the NSW Premier’s History Awards in 2013 is to $75,000. Writers and illustrators whose works are nominated must be living Australian citizens or persons holding permanent resident status.
Click on category title to view judges' reports.
Winner: Kitty’s War: The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton, Janet Butler (The University of Queensland Press)
- The Sex Lives of Australians: A History, Frank Bongiorno (Black Inc.)
- The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World, Shino Konishi (Pickering & Chatto)
Winner: Assimilation and Empire: Uniformity in the French and British Colonies, 1541-1954, Saliha Belmessous (Oxford University Press)
- The Savage Visit: New World People and Popular Imperial Culture in Britain, 1710-1795, Kate Fullagar (University of California Press)
- Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War, Roger D. Markwick and Euridice Charon Cardona (Palgrave Macmillan)
Winner: The Mind of a Thief, Patti Miller (The University of Queensland Press)
- Canberry Tales: An Informal History, G.A. Mawer (Australian Scholarly Publishing)
- First Vintage: Wine in Colonial New South Wales, Julie McIntyre (UNSW Press, NewSouth Books)
Winner: First Foot Prints: Super Nomads (Episode 1), Martin Butler and Bentley Dean (Contact Films)
- The Cook and the Curator: Eat Your History (Blog), Scott Hill and Jacqui Newling (Sydney Living Museums)
- Utopia Girls, Clare Wright (Renegade Films/ABC TV)
Winner: Pennies for Hitler, Jackie French (HarperCollins Publishers)
- Dingo: The Dog Who Conquered a Continent, Jackie French (HarperCollins Publishers)
- What are the Mysteries of Lake Mungo? Timothy Gurry and Robert Lewis (Ryebuck Media with the National Museum of Australia)
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.
Enquiries about submitting a nomination can made via email: email@example.com