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Shortlists announced for 2022 NSW Premier’s History Awards
Monday 8 August 2022
Monday 8 August 2022
The Premier of NSW, The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP TODAY [8 August 2022] announced the shortlists for the 2022 NSW Premier’s History Awards.
Eight judges considered 168 entries across the five prize categories.
Australian History Prize ($15,000)
- French Connection: Australia’s Cosmopolitan Ambitions by Alexis Bergantz (NewSouth)
- Semut: The Untold Story of a Secret Australian Operation in WWII Borneo by Christine Helliwell (Penguin Random House Australia)
- Australia and the Pacific: A History by Ian Hoskins (NewSouth)
General History Prize ($15,000)
- King Leopold’s Ghostwriter: The Creation of Persons and States in the Nineteenth Century by Andrew Fitzmaurice (Princeton University Press)
- Young Soeharto: The Making of a Soldier 1921–1945 by David Jenkins (Melbourne University Publishing)
- The Filipino Migration Experience: Global Agents of Change by Mina Roces (Cornell University Press)
NSW Regional and Community History Prize ($15,000)
- Power and Dysfunction: The New South Wales Board for the Protection of Aborigines 1883–1940 by Richard Egan (ANU Press)
- Gudyarra: The First Wiradyuri War of Resistance — The Bathurst War, 1822–1824 by Stephen Gapps (NewSouth)
- The Winter Road: A Story of Legacy, Land, and a Killing at Croppa Creek by Kate Holden (Black Inc. Books)
Young People’s History Prize ($15,000)
- The Dunggiirr Brothers and the Caring Song of the Whale by Auntie Shaa Smith, Neeyan Smith, Uncle Bud Marshall with Yandaarra including Sarah Wright, Lara Daley and Paul Hodge (Allen & Unwin)
- Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad (ABC Books: an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
- Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman (Text Publishing)
Digital History Prize ($15,000)
- The Last Outlaws by chief investigator Professor Katherine Biber and First Nations family and cultural advisor Aunty Loretta Parsley (Impact Studios, the University of Technology Sydney)
- Ablaze by Alec Morgan and Tiriki Onus (Jotz Productions)
- Chinese Australian History in 88 Objects by Michael Williams
The winners will be announced at an award ceremony at the Library on Friday 2 September 2022.
See the highly commended works and judges' comments here.