Chief Minister's NT History Book Award
2013 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2013 winners of the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s NT History Book Award, who were announced at a ceremony in the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, on Tuesday 2 July 2013.
The 2013 Chief Minister’s NT History Book Award joint winners are:
The judges unanimously declared Jennifer Isaac’s Tiwi and Darrell Lewis’s A Wild History, equally deserving of the Award, at the ceremony.
Tiwi by Jennifer Isaac and A Wild History by Darrell Lewis
Jennifer’s book Tiwi is a beautifully written compendium of life on the Tiwi Islands and a true milestone in Australian publishing history.
A Wild History by Darrell Lewis is an impressive and highly detailed micro-history of the Victoria River region, providing an insight into life and death on the Victoria River frontier. View Media release
Shortlisted titles/authors 2013
The Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award recognises a book that documents the history of the Territory; four books were shortlisted this year:
- Jennifer ISAACS - Tiwi: art, history, culture
- Darrell LEWIS - A Wild History: life and death on the Victoria River frontier
- Jane LYDON - The Flash of Recognition: photography and the emergence of indigenous rights
- Noah RISEMAN - Defending Whose Country? : Indigenous soldiers in the Pacific War
The Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award was established in 2004 and recognises the most significant book on Northern Territory history published in the preceding year.
The annual Award, administered by the Northern Territory Library, celebrates the contribution that the writing of Northern Territory history makes to the cultural and intellectual life of the Territory. It is open to books published between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012. The prize is $1000.
The Northern Territory Library is the custodian of the documentary history of the Northern Territory, and aim to promote excellence in scholarship and research.
Award Winners and finalists for: