Shortlists announced for Australian History Awards

Shortlists for the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize and Dick & Joan Green Family Award for Tasmanian History were announced this week.

Ernest Scott Prize

The Ernest Scott Prize for History is awarded annually to the book judged to be the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia and New Zealand or to the history of colonisation published in the previous year.

  • Bedlam at Botany Bay by James Dunk (NewSouth, 2019)
  • The Seventies: The personal, the political and the making of modern Australia by Michelle Arrow (NewSouth, 2019)
  • Caroline’s Dilemma: A Colonial Inheritance Sage by Bettina Bradbury (NewSouth, 2019)
  • Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen by Annabel Cooper (Otago University Press, 2018)

Updated 11 May 2020: Professor Michelle Arrow awarded the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize for The Seventies: The personal, the political and the making of modern Australia. Read the judges’ comments and find out more at the University of Melbourne


Dick and Joan Green Family Award for Tasmanian History

The Dick and Joan Green Family Award for Tasmanian History is a biennial award recognising works that make a significant contribution to our understanding of Tasmania’s past.

  • Bound by Every Tie of Duty: John Lewes Pedder, Chief Justice of Van Diemen’s Land by Jacqueline Fox (Australia Scholarly Publishing, 2018)
  • The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens: How the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers by Steve Harris (Melbourne Books, 2019)
  • The National Picture: The Art of Tasmania’s Black War by Tim Bonyhady & Greg Lehman (National Gallery of Australia, 2018)

Read the judges’ comments and find out more at the University of Tasmania

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