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Winners

1993 winner y separately published work icon A Fence around the Cuckoo Ruth Park , Ringwood : Viking , 1992 Z501992 1992 single work autobiography

'This first volume of Ruth Park’s autobiography is an account of her isolated childhood in the rainforests of New Zealand, her convent education which encouraged her love of words and writing, and the bitter years of the Depression.She then entered the rough-and-tumble world of journalism and began a reluctant correspondence with a young Australian writer.

'In 1942, Park moved to Sydney and married that writer, D’Arcy Niland. There she would write The Harp in the South, the first of her classic Australian novels. A Fence Around the Cuckoo is the story of one of Australia’s best storytellers and how she learnt her craft.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Text ed.)

1991 winner y separately published work icon Struggle of Memory Joan Marie Dugdale , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 Z561524 1991 single work novel
1988 winner y separately published work icon Oscar and Lucinda Peter Carey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 Z359704 1988 single work novel (taught in 7 units)

'Oscar Hopkins is an Oxford seminarian with a passion for gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a Sydney heiress with a fascination for glass. The year is 1864. When they meet on the boat to Australia their lives will be forever changed ...'

(Source: Publisher's website)

1987 winner y separately published work icon Home Is the Sailor, and, The Best of Intentions Nancy Phelan , Melbourne : Hyland House , 1987 Z391996 1987 selected work novel
1984 winner y separately published work icon The Man Who Stayed Below Alan Gould , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 Z374602 1984 single work novel travel
1981 winner y separately published work icon Company of Heralds : A Century and a Half of Australian Publishing by John Fairfax Limited and Its Predecessors 1831-1981 Gavin Souter , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1981 Z489028 1981 single work criticism
1979 winner y separately published work icon Hunting the Wild Pineapple and Other Related Stories Thea Astley , Ringwood : Nelson , 1979 Z266606 1979 selected work short story

'Leverson, the narrator at the centre of these stories, calls himself a 'people freak.' Seduced by north Queensland's sultry beauty and unique strangeness, he is as fascinated by the invading hordes of misfits from the south as by the old established Queenslanders. Leverson's ironical yet compassionate view makes every story, every incident, a pointed example of human weakness – or strength.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Penguin).

1978 winner y separately published work icon Australian Drama 1970-1985 : A Historical and Critical Survey Leslie Rees , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 Z373228 1987 single work criticism biography
1977 winner y separately published work icon The Complete Stories of Alan Marshall Alan Marshall , Richmond South : Nelson Lloyd O'Neil , 1977 Z552606 1977 selected work short story autobiography
1974 winner y separately published work icon Neighbours in a Thicket : Poems David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1974 Z828769 1974 selected work poetry
1973 winner y separately published work icon Ulysses Bound : Henry Handel Richardson and Her Fiction Dorothy Green , Canberra : Australian National University Press , 1973 Z47092 1973 single work criticism

A classic interpretative study of HHR's fiction and its genesis in the life and temperament of the author, and a scholarly critical study which broke new ground on its publication. It examines the psychological necessity underlying HHR's artistic creations, and provides a firm factual base from which to assess her achievement.

Includes selected bibliography and index.

1970 winner y separately published work icon Myths and Legends of Torres Strait Margaret Lawrie , Margaret Lawrie (translator), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1970 Z416296 1970 anthology prose Indigenous story

The stories in this collection were obtained at thirteen islands, within the archipelago of the Torres Strait, between Cape York, the northern point of Queensland, and the south coast of Papua New Guinea. The Islanders, despite nearly a century of continuous and increasing contact with European ways and thought, have been able to retain unbroken links with their past. It is these people, who over a period of four years, made a conscious effort to pass on to the general reader, whether they live in Torres Strait or elsewhere, part of their heritage which is embodied in legend and myth. (Source: Introduction by Margaret Lawrie)

1969 winner form y separately published work icon Collected Poems Francis Webb , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1969 Z551447 1969 selected work poetry radio play drama
1968 winner y separately published work icon A Peculiar People : The Australians in Paraguay Gavin Souter , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1968 Z489645 1968 single work biography
1967 winner y separately published work icon Collected Poems 1936-1967 Douglas Stewart , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z391543 1967 selected work poetry
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