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Oral historians – we need you!

Wednesday
Wednesday 8 September 2021

The Library is now accepting applications from experienced oral historians to help build our oral history collection.

Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday
Friday 3 September 2021

The 2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards, offering $75,000 in prize money, were announced online tonight by the State Library.

“Vivid and complex” portrait of Truganini wins nation’s richest prize for life writing

Thursday
Thursday 26 August 2021

Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse by Cassandra Pybus has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award.

2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards shortlists announced

Wednesday
Wednesday 11 August 2021

The Premier of NSW, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP TODAY [11 August 2021] announced the shortlists for the 2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards. 

Shortlist announced for Australia’s richest biography prize

Thursday
Thursday 5 August 2021

Compelling biographies of trailblazers and survivors have been shortlisted alongside raw-edged memoirs for the 2021 National Biography Award.