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)
'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)
'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)
'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)