The 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards, offering $75,000 in prize money, were announced TONIGHT [5 September 2014] at the State Library of NSW, as part of the official launch of NSW History Week.
The prizes, including a special commemorative medallion for Australian Military History, were presented by The Honourable Victory Dominello MP, who said: “As Minister for Veterans Affairs, I’m delighted and honoured to present the NSW Premier’s History Awards in 2014, a year which marks the start of the commemoration of the First World War.”
Minister Troy Grant MP, Minister for the Arts commented: “I'm delighted to see the State Library of NSW and the History Council of NSW working together to promote history; it is relationships such as these that contribute to a strong and resilient arts and cultural sector.”
Australian History Prize ($15,000)
Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War, Joan Beaumont (Allen & Unwin)
Australian Military History Prize (commemorative medallion, a subcategory of Australian History) First Victory, Mike Carlton (Random House Australia)
General History Prize ($15,000)
Encountering the Pacific in the Age of Enlightenment, John Gascoigne (Cambridge University Press)
NSW Community and Regional History Prize ($15,000)
Coast: A History of the New South Wales Edge, Ian Hoskins (NewSouth)
Young People’s History Prize ($15,000)
Australians All, Nadia Wheatley, illustrated by Ken Searle (Allen & Unwin)
Multimedia History Prize ($15,000)
Public Intimacies: The 1974 Royal Commission on Human Relationships, Michelle Arrow, Catherine Freyne and Timothy Nicastri (ABC Radio National Hindsight)
See the full media release and judges’ comments attached.