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Digital History Prize (2020-)
Multimedia History Prize (2009-2019)
Audio-Visual History Prize (1997-2008)
Subcategory of New South Wales History Prize
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The Digital History Prize is for 'an Australian historian's interpretation of an historical subject in non-print media'. The Prize is 'judged on the quality of the historical research, on artistic merit and effective use of the medium'.

(Source: NSW Premier's History Awards Guidelines)

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner form y separately published work icon Freeman Laurence Billiet , ( dir. Laurence Billiet et. al. )agent Australia : General Strike Matchbox Pictures , 2020 20130131 2020 single work film/TV

'A nation came together around Indigenous athlete Cathy Freeman who delivered when it mattered on the greatest stage on earth at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. 20 years on, this documentary sheds light on one of Australia's proudest moments.' (Production summary)

Year: 2020

winner Noëlle Janaczewska ‘Experiment Street — the true history of a city lane’ 

Year: 2018

winner form y separately published work icon We Don't Need a Map Brendan Fletcher , Warwick Thornton , ( dir. Warwick Thornton ) Australia : Barefoot Communications , 2017 11387281 2017 single work film/TV

'We Don’t Need a Map is a feature length documentary about Australia’s complex relationship to the Southern Cross. It is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere and ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual, and just about completely unknown. Warwick Thornton, one of Australia’s leading film-makers, tackles this fiery subject head on in a bold, provocative and poetic essay-film. Produced by Barefoot Films.' (Production summary)

Year: 2015

winner form y separately published work icon Brilliant Creatures : Germaine, Clive, Barry & Bob Howard Jacobson , ( dir. Paul Clark ) Australia London : Mint Pictures Serendipity Productions Screen Australia Australian Broadcasting Corporation Screen NSW , 2014 7846476 2014 single work film/TV

'Howard Jacobson traces the footsteps of Germaine Greer, Barry Humphries, Clive James and Robert Hughes arguing these Australian giants didn't just join the cultural revolution in the 60s, they led it.

'The Gang of Four are at their peak: Hughes becomes Time Magazine's art critic; Germaine writes The Female Eunuch; Clive becomes a junior member of the London literati; Barry makes a Barry MacKenzie movie.' (Production summary)

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