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Friday 31 August 2019
The 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards, offering $75,000 in prize money, were announced TONIGHT [30 August 2019] at the State Library of NSW as part of the official launch of NSW History Week.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian MP said: “These awards celebrate the great achievements of Australian historians who provide compelling insights into our past and allow the stories of our nation to be retold for generations to come. I congratulate this year’s winning historians, writers, creators and producers.”
The 2019 winners are:
Australian History Prize ($15,000)
The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History by Meredith Lake (NewSouth Publishing)
General History Prize ($15,000)
Sea People by Christina Thompson (HarperCollins Publishers)
NSW Community and Regional History Prize ($15,000)
Cage of Ghosts by Jon Rhodes (Darkwood)
Young People’s History Prize ($15,000)
The Upside-down History of Down Under by Alison Lloyd and Terry Denton (Penguin Random House Australia)
Digital History Prize ($15,000)
The Killing Times by Lorena Allam, Nick Evershed, Paul Daley, Andy Ball, Ciaran O’Mahony, Jeremy Nadel and the University of Newcastle Colonial Massacres Research Team (Guardian Australia)