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History

The Patricia Hackett Prize is awarded annually since 1965 from a bequest left for this purpose. It remembers the contributions Patricia Hackett made to both theatre and poetry, and her family's connection with the University of Western Australia. It is offered by Westerly magazine.

Winners

2018 winner Love Lane (The Work of Writing) David Carlin , 2018 single work prose
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2018; (p. 34-36)
2017 winner Travelling through the Dark : Six Weeks in Oregon Caitlin Maling , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 62 no. 1 2017; (p. 162-167)

'It was coming to the end of my time in America. PhD applications still ongoing, I didn't know where I was going but the movers were booked, the cars and furniture in the process of being sold. It was back to that space of deciding what is necessary and what is easy to replace. I had done a lot, seen a lot, been twenty-something across twenty-something states, tried out their names in my mouth. I liked the South, the long vowels and how the rusting history on every street hung low, like a flag of a pole.' (Introduction)

2016 joint winner Pay It Forward i "This is all we can see, lines over lines", Siobhan Hodge , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 60 no. 2 2015; (p. 30-31)
2016 joint winner The Exhibit Donna Mazza , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 60 no. 1 2015; (p. 153-161)
2016 winner In Australia Timmah Ball , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 61 no. 2 2016; (p. 28-36)
2014 winner David Whish-Wilson
2013 joint winner Oedo Chapel, Korea— i "Quiet embodied by incense", Carmel MacDonald-Grahame , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 58 no. 2 2013; (p. 43-44)
2013 joint winner Clutching at Petals i "Radio talk in the background instructs me", Carmel MacDonald-Grahame , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 58 no. 2 2013; (p. 41-42)
2013 joint winner On Behalf of Nature Poetry i "Silence incarnate, a snowstorm", Carmel MacDonald-Grahame , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 58 no. 2 2013; (p. 39-40)
2013 joint winner Endless Winter Deborah Hunn , 1978 single work short story
— Appears in: Foreign Literature and Art 1978-; (p. 80-86)

— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 58 no. 2 2013; (p. 101-109)
2012 winner The Knife Laurie Steed , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 57 no. 2 2012; (p. 139-148) Award Winning Australian Writing 2013 2013; (p. 230-239) The Best Australian Stories 2013 2013; (p. 14-22)
2011 winner Country Roads, Take Me Home : Prisons, Movement and Memory Blaze Kwaymullina , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 56 no. 1 2011; (p. 73-93)
2010 winner A Refreshing Sleep Kim Scott , 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 54 no. 2 2009; (p. 37-48) The Best Australian Stories 2009 2009; (p. 30-40)

— Appears in: Australien berättar : drömtidens framtid : nitton noveller 2009; (p. 177-191) Where There's Smoke : Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Men 2015;
For best contribution to Westerly in 2009
2008 Mike Williams
2008 Mark O'Flynn
2007 winner Mr Berrington and the Geometry of Love in Elizabeth Jolley's Family Home Brian Dibble , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 35-45)
Discusses Elizabeth Jolley's early family life and influences and her marriage to Leonard Jolley.
2006 winner Blokes Blokes i "Blokes are always coming over.", Christopher Kelen , 1998 single work poetry humour
— Appears in: Redoubt , no. 26 1998; (p. 43-46) Westerly , November vol. 51 no. 2006; (p. 161-164)
2005 Skin Marcella Polain , 2005 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 284-287)
Award shared with Simone Lazaroo.
2005 Untitled (from : The Censors' White Flare, a work-in-progress) Simone Lazaroo , 2005 extract short story
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 82-86)
Award shared with Marcella Polain.
2005 The Censors' White Flare Simone Lazaroo , 2005 single work short story Award shared with Marcella Polain.
2004 winner Where Here Is Graeme Kinross-Smith , 2004 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 7-9) The Best Australian Stories 2004 2004; (p. 210-213)
2003 joint winner Evening on a Country Road i "When we drove down from the late sunlit road", Bruce Dawe , 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 47 no. 2002; (p. 200)
2003 joint winner Drayton Cemetery Memory i "I think you come back here often,", Bruce Dawe , 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 47 no. 2002; (p. 199) Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems, 1954 to 2005 2006; (p. 305)
2003 joint winner Grave i "On the headstone's frame, her photo", Petra White , 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 47 no. 2002; (p. 193-196) Young Poets : An Australian Anthology 2011; (p. 135-137)
2001 winner A Mile from Grapple X Maggie Joel , 2000 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 45 no. 2000; (p. 93-99)
2001 winner In Search of Lost Angels Maggie Joel , 2000 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 45 no. 2000; (p. 100-103)
1999 winner Immigrants Jan Teagle Kapetas , 1999 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , Winter vol. 44 no. 2 1999; (p. 71-81)
1998 winner The Twice-Dreamed Panther Josh Wilson , 1998 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 43 no. 4 1998; (p. 59-73)
1997 joint winner The Black Rocks Michael Wilding , 1997 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 42 no. 1 1997; (p. 13-16) Wild Amazement 2006; (p. 162-165)
1997 joint winner Nephew's Story Michael Wilding , 1997 single work short story autobiography
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 42 no. 4 1997; (p. 34-38) Wild Amazement 2006; (p. 128-132)
1995 winner The Pomegranate Tree Rosanne Dingli , 1995 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 40 no. 1 1995; (p. 7-10) Counting Churches : The Malta Stories 2011; (p. 1-9)
1993 winner Christmas Cake Christopher Doran , 1993 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 38 no. 4 1993; (p. 90-101)
1992 joint winner A Sensation of Falling Bronwyn Rodden , 1992 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , Winter vol. 37 no. 2 1992; (p. 5-10)
1991 winner Sketches from a Journey (for Geoffrey) Shirley Blake , 1991 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , September vol. 36 no. 3 1991; (p. 5-18)
1990 joint winner A Commuter's Song i "Each afternoon at four forty-four", Jean Kent , 1990 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 35 no. 4 1990; (p. 31) Practising Breathing 1991; (p. 10)
1990 winner The Life in There Terri-Ann White , 1989 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 34 no. 1 1989; (p. 5-8) The West Australian Magazine , 6-12 January 1990; (p. 22-23) No Substitute : Prose, Poems, Images 1990; (p. 17-23) Daughters of the Sun : Short Stories from Western Australia 1994; (p. 251-259) Night and Day 1994; (p. 9-12, 14-17)
1988 joint winner Roadside Grave i "From the grave's centre the acacia rises", Alec Choate , 1988 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 33 no. 2 1988; (p. 10) Schoolgirls at Borobudur 1990; (p. 64-65)
1988 joint winner Vietnamese Refugee Woman i "A council clean-up,", Alec Choate , 1988 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 33 no. 2 1988; (p. 11) Wordhord : A Critical Selection of Contemporary Western Australian Poetry 1989; (p. 26-27) Schoolgirls at Borobudur 1990; (p. 54-55) The Wheels of Hama : Collected War Poems 1997; (p. 120-121)
1988 joint winner Two Views of the Milky Way i "Desert country, an unclouded night,", Alec Choate , 1988 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 33 no. 2 1988; (p. 8-9) Schoolgirls at Borobudur 1990; (p. 46-47)
1987 winner Peter Porter This prize was awarded for the contribution of the following six poems to Westerly magazine: "Hand in Hand", "The Blazing Birds", "Capital and Interest", "Essay on Clouds", "Mappamondo" and "The Ecstasy of Estuaries".
1986 joint winner Stories from the Western Desert Pat Jacobs , 1986 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , September vol. 31 no. 3 1986; (p. 61-68)
1986 joint winner y separately published work icon The Literature of Gippsland : The Social and Historical Context of Early Writings, With Bibliography Patrick Morgan , Churchill : Centre for Gippsland Studies , 1983 Z402968 1983 single work criticism biography
1985 joint winner A Whiff of Brimstone Marion Halligan , 1985 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 30 no. 4 1985; (p. 29-37) The Living Hothouse 1988; (p. 110-125) Collected Stories 1997; (p. 91-103)
1984 winner Travelling Joan London , 1984 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 29 no. 4 1984; (p. 47-55) Sister Ships and Other Stories 1986; (p. 73-87) The Babe Is Wise : Contemporary Stories by Australian Women 1987; (p. 137-151) The New Dark Age 2004; (p. 68-87) Journeys : Modern Australian Short Stories 2007; (p. 166-184)
1982 joint winner Postcards to Titik i "All summer cars follow the road to the coast.", Diana Kan , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 27 no. 2 1982; (p. 53-62) The Bird-Man 1984; (p. 22-30) Walking the Dogs : The Pariah Press Anthology 1994; (p. 54-62)
1982 joint winner The Shedding Judith Lazaroo , 1982 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 27 no. 4 1982; (p. 5-9)
1980 joint winner The Man Who Was Wally Wallaby Peter Goldsworthy , 1980 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 25 no. 1 1980; (p. 13-14)
1980 joint winner Moonta i "My family shovelled the best oxide", Peter Goldsworthy , 1980 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 25 no. 2 1980; (p. 24) Dots Over Lines : Recent Poetry in South Australia 1980; (p. 247) Readings from Ecclesiastes : Poems 1982; (p. 12) This Goes With That : Selected Poems 1970-1990 1991; (p. 28)
1980 joint winner Songs on the Death of Children i "Dry eyed after so many deaths", Peter Goldsworthy , 1980 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 25 no. 2 1980; (p. 26-27) Readings from Ecclesiastes : Poems 1982; (p. 43-44) Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam 1999; (p. 93-94)
1980 joint winner Bank Statement, March 79 i "Fissioned from a nuclear family", Peter Goldsworthy , 1980 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 25 no. 2 1980; (p. 25)
1980 joint winner Diary of a Failed Assassin Peter Goldsworthy , 1980 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 25 no. 4 1980; (p. 13-15)
1980 joint winner Bees i "Bees have small furry pelts,", Peter Goldsworthy , 1980 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 25 no. 2 1980; (p. 24) Readings from Ecclesiastes : Poems 1982; (p. 22) Friendly Street Poetry Reader : Six 1982; (p. 29) This Goes With That : Selected Poems 1970-1990 1991; (p. 14) Poems for Passengers 1994-5 1997; (p. 24) New Selected Poems 2001; (p. 6)
1979 winner (for "The routine") y separately published work icon Whoring Around John Bryson , Ringwood : Penguin , 1981 Z399025 1981 selected work short story
1978 joint winner The Traveller Victor Kelleher , 1978 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 23 no. 2 1978; (p. 5-10) Africa and After 1987; (p. 129-139) Collected Stories 1999; (p. 3-187)
1978 joint winner Quaker Wedding Victor Kelleher , 1978 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 23 no. 4 1978; (p. 9-13) Africa and After 1987; (p. 150-159)
1978 joint winner Lovetalk and the Paranoia Kid Amy Witting , 1978 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , October vol. 23 no. 3 1978; (p. 11-21)
1977 joint winner Jocasta's Chair Susan Hampton , 1977 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , December no. 4 1977; (p. 5-8)
1974 joint winner Graeme Kinross-Smith
1974 joint winner Gary Langford
1965 joint winner The Night of the Frogs Francy de Grys , 1965 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , May no. 1 1965; (p. 25-32)
1965 joint winner Lizard Without a Tail Colin Campbell , 1965 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , August no. 2 1965; (p. 7-10)
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