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Oral historians – we need you!

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 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 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 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 5 August 2021

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