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Previously the Con Weickardt Prize. Awarded  for a published work of biography, autobiography or memoirs.


1992 winner y separately published work icon Inside Outside : Life Between Two Worlds A. P. Riemer , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z248856 1992 single work autobiography
1991 winner y separately published work icon Journeys into Night D. E. Charlwood , Hawthorn : Hudson Publishing , 1991 Z162340 1991 single work autobiography
1990 winner y separately published work icon Poppy Drusilla Modjeska , Ringwood : McPhee Gribble , 1990 Z791794 1990 single work novel (taught in 2 units) Drusilla Modjeska sets out to collect the evidence of her mother's life. When the facts refuse to give up their secrets, she follows the threads of history and memory into imagination. There she teases out the story of Poppy, who married at twenty and had an apparently happy life until, suddenly one day in 1959, she was taken away to a sanitorium. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
1989 winner y separately published work icon The Puzzles of Childhood Manning Clark , Ringwood : Viking , 1989 Z11482 1989 single work autobiography
1988 winner y separately published work icon Martin Boyd : A Life Brenda Niall , Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 1988 Z551169 1988 single work biography
1984 joint winner y separately published work icon Wild Man of Letters : The Story of P. R. Stephensen Craig Munro , Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 1984 Z444155 1984 single work biography Admired by D. H. Lawrence and denounced as a traitor during World War II, 'Inky' Stephensen was one of Australia's most remarkable men of letters. His stormy life paralleled the major artistic and political upheavals of the twentieth century. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
1983 winner y separately published work icon Springtime in Taranaki : An Autobiography of Youth Douglas Stewart , Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1983 Z380517 1983 single work autobiography
1976 winner y separately published work icon I Can Jump Oceans : The World of Alan Marshall Harry Marks , Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 Z553257 1976 single work biography
1975 y separately published work icon Man upon His Mountain : Murders at the Wonnangatta Station Niall Brennan , Morwell Bloomington : Alella Books , 1984 Z128846 1984 single work novel crime historical fiction Novel based on actual events at the turn of the twentieth century.