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General History Prize (1997-)
Subcategory of New South Wales History Prize
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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner Luke Keogh for 'The Wardian Case'.

Year: 2012

winner y separately published work icon Good Living Street : The Fortunes of My Viennese Family Tim Bonyhady , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1784789 2011 single work biography In 1900 Vienna was one of the most exciting places to live in the world. Its glamorous high society was the envy of Europe, and it was the centre of an exploding arts movement that set the tone for the following century. Bonyhady follows the lives of three generations of women in his family who lived in Vienna, eventually fleeing to escape the Nazis and settling in a small flat in Cremorne.

Year: 2001

Rowena Lennox for Fighting Spirit of East Timor

Year: 1998

winner y separately published work icon Paradise Mislaid : In Search of the Australian Tribe of Paraguay Anne Whitehead , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z54351 1997 single work biography

'Winner 1998 NSW Premier's Australian History Award. Also shortlisted in the 1998 Kibble and Dobbie Awards, and the 1997 Age Book of the Year selection. "An erudic, beautifully researched work of history which knits together the stories of Paraquay and Australian emigration as a quest for Utopia." Judges' comment - 1998 NSW Premiers Award. In the 1890s a brave band of ordinary Australians sailed out through Sydney Heads, to found a socialist Utopia in South America. Under the charismatic William Lane, over 500 settlers created a "New Australia" in the Paraguayan jungle. Their hopes soon collapsed in turmoil. many, including Mary Gilmore, returned home. Others stayed on wit their families, learning Spanish and the Indian language and becoming part of the culture of their adopted country. These descendants of socialists also endured the longest surviving right-wing dictatorship in the Western hemisphere.' (Publication summary)

Year: 1997

winner y separately published work icon King of the Australian Coast : The Work of Phillip Parker King in the Mermaid and Bathurst 1817-1822 Marsden C. Hordern , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1997 Z1128508 1997 single work biography Parker was son of the governor of New South Wales and the first native-born Australian to achieve flag rank in the Royal Navy. Important for his exploration and charting of Australia's coastline, he was also a naval officer, explorer, hydrographer, administrator, astronomer, artist and writer. (NLA catalogue record)
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