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Entries for the 2023 NSW Premier's History Awards will open in February 2023. We are pleased to announce an additional prize category - the newly established Anzac Memorial Trustees Military History Prize valued at $10,000. This takes the total prize pool for 2023 to $85,000.  

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 celebrate the contribution of historical research to our culture and communities, and to humanity at large. They encourage everyone to appreciate and learn from the efforts of our historians. 

Past winners have included Alan Atkinson, Joan Beaumont, Stuart Macintyre, Ken Inglis, Inga Clendinnen, Bruce Scates, Mark McKenna, Warwick Thornton, Sean Scalmer, Ann McGrath, Nadia Wheatley and Grace Karskens. 

The NSW Premier’s History Awards are administered by the State Library of NSW in association with Create NSW. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the History Council of NSW. 

For more information please contact the Senior Project Officer, Awards: 


Telephone: (02) 9273 1582 or (02) 9273 1767

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2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards

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