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Sydney Journalists' Club Competition
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History

The Sydney Journalists Club began in 1956. The prize for the best two new plays written by Australians or persons living in Australia was £300, consisting of £250 for first prize and £50 for second prize.

The Central Queensland Herald, 16 February 1956 p27)

Winners

1964 winner y separately published work icon Bandicoot on a Burnt Ridge Marien Dreyer , 1962 1964 Z441983 1962 single work drama Competition for an Australian stage play.
1961 TV Play Phillip Grenville Mann For The Attorney General.
1960 winner y separately published work icon Donny Johnson : A Play Alan Seymour , 1960 s.l. : s.n. , 1960 (Manuscript version)x401755 Z958509 1960 single work drama An updated Australian version of the Don Juan legend.
1957 winner Award for a Short Story Uncle Foss and Big Bogga Hal Porter , 1958 single work short story
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 June vol. 79 no. 4086 1958; (p. 32,34,57) A Bachelor's Children : Short Stories 1962; (p. 241-248) Hal Porter 1980; (p. 189-196) Shadow and Shine : An Anthology of Gippsland Literature 1988; (p. 118-121)
1956 winner y separately published work icon The Shifting Heart Richard Beynon , 1957 (Manuscript version)x400833 Z510836 1957 single work drama

The Shifting Heart is set in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood on Christmas eve, 1956. It explores the tensions between three sets of neighbours: the Bianchis, the Pratts, and the Fowlers, who represent different aspects of Australian culture of the time. Racism and the changes brought by immigration are the central themes of the play.

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