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Charles Darwin University Essay Award
Subcategory of Northern Territory Literary Awards
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Winners

2017 winner Adelle Sefton-Rowston  for Poetic Justice : A Writer’s Response to Graffiti in Don Dale’s Youth Detention Centre.
2016 winner Adelle Sefton-Rowston For ‘Cleansing and Catharsis: The River as Metaphor in Tony Birch’s Ghost River’
2015 winner Adelle Barry for Not at the end of the world: creation stories and apocalypse in Alexis Wright's 'Carpentaria' and 'The Swan Book'
2011 winner Leni Shilton
2008 winner Psyche and the Crocodile Dael Allison , 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2008 2008; (p. 35-42)
Dael Allison examines attitudes to the crocodile in Australia's Top End, ranging from respect to disregard. The essay aims to evoke deeper thinking about human responses to the wild.
2008 winner Dael Allison For 'Psyche and the Crocodile.'
2007 winner On Natural Selection and the Characteristic Qualities of the Greater Number of Sailors Nigel Turvey , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2007 2007; (p. 74-83)
A ficticious account of a reunion between Charles Darwin and Lt. John Lort Stokes who served for eighteen years aboard the H.M.S. Beagle.
2006 winner A Day in the Life of a Stockman Ron Ball , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2006 2006; (p. 125-133)
Humourous reflection on stock work in the late forties and early fifties.
2005 winner The Lottery of Land John Bloomfield , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2005 2005; (p. 57-62)
Examines the history of the Holmes Jungle Nature Park on the outskirts of Darwin.
2003 winner More Firmer - Less Terror : Darwinite Recollections of the Moon Landing Jane Clancy , 2003 single work essay
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2003 2003; (p. 71-79)
Examines the international anticipation of and response to the 1969 moon landing, with particular focus on the Northern Territory.
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