Chief Minister's Northern Territory Book History Awards

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The Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award is the premier prize for work pertaining to the history of the Northern Territory of Australia.

Establishment[edit]

The award began in 2004. It was created to recognise "the scholarly, literary and creative achievements" of Australian writers and to encourage the documenting of history of the Northern Territory. The inaugural winner was Dr David Bridgman for "Acclimatisation: architecture at the Top End of Australia.[1]

The award is administered by Northern Territory Library.

Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award[edit]

Source: Northern Territory Library

2016
Winner
  • Adrian Vickers and Julia Martinez – The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network
Finalists
  • John Lamb - Silent pearls: old Japanese graves in Darwin and the history of pearling
  • Deborah Wilson - Different White People: Radical Activism For Aboriginal Rights 1946 – 1972
  • Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gudanji families with Karin Riederer - Gulf Country Songbook: Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gudanji Songs
2015
Winner
  • Dick Dakeyne – Radar Gunner
Finalists
  • Sophie Cunningham – Warning – The Story of Cyclone Tracy
  • Steven Farram - A History Written in Metal
2014
Winner
  • Helen Bond-Sharp – Maningrida
Finalists
  • Robyn Smith – Antecedents: the history of Ward Keller
  • Tom Lewis – Carrier Attack Darwin 1942
2013
Joint

Winners

  • Jennifer Isaacs – Tiwi: art, history, culture and
  • Darrell Lewis – A Wild History: life and death on the Victoria River frontier
Finalists
  • Jane Lydon – The Flash of Recognition: photography and the emergence of indigenous rights
  • Noah Riseman – Defending Whose Country? : Indigenous soldiers in the Pacific War
2012
Joint

Winners

  • Anthony Cooper – Darwin Spitfires: the Real Battle for Australia
  • Jack Cross – Great Central State
Finalists
  • Murray Seiffert – Gumbuli of Ngukurr: Aboriginal Elder in Arnhem Land
2011
Winner
Finalists
  • Alan Powell – Northern Voyagers: Australia’s Monsoon Coast in Maritime History
  • Matthew Stephen – Contact Zones: Sport and Race in the Northern Territory, 1869–1953
2010
Winner
  • Peter Grose – An Awkward Truth
Finalists
2009
Joint

Winners

  • Banduk MarikaYalangbara: art of the Djang’kawu
  • Vivien Johnson – Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists
Finalists
2008
Winner
  • Philip Jones – Ochre and Rust
Finalists
  • Alex Kruger & Gerrard Waterford – Alone on the Soaks
  • Philip Jones & Anna Kenny – Australia's Muslim Cameleers
  • Baiba Berzins – Australia's Northern Secret: Tourism in the Northern Territory
  • Robert Foster & Amanda Nettlebeck – In the Name of the Law
  • Andrew McMillan – An Intruder's Guide to East Arnhem Land
  • Darrel Lewis – The Murranji Track
2007
Winner
  • Pam Oliver – Empty North: the Japanese presence and Australian reactions 1860s to 1942
Finalists
  • Glenice Yee — Through Chinese eyes: the Chinese experience in the Northern Territory 1874–2004
  • Liam Campbell — Darby: one hundred years in a changing culture
2006
Winner
Finalists
  • Marge Duminski — Southport Northern Territory 1869–2002 (Historical Society of the Northern Territory, 2005)
  • Claire Henty-Gebert — Paint Me Black
  • Pearl Ogden — People of the Victoria River Region: An Album
2005
Winner
Finalists
  • Kathy de la Rue — The Evolution of Darwin 1869–1911
  • Peter Monteath (ed) — The Diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe, Explorer
2004
Winner
  • David BridgmanAcclimatisation: architecture at the top end of Australia
Finalists
  • Geraldine Byrne – Tom and Jack: A Frontier Story
  • Ivan Jordan – Their way: Towards an Indigenous Warlpiri Christianity
  • Brian Reid – The Menzies School of Health Research: Establishment, 1978–1997

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Chief Minister's NT History Book Award 2007". Northern Territory Government. Archived from the original on 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Frontier Justice: A History of the Gulf Country to 1900". University of Queensland Press. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Book Review – Frontier Justice: A History of the Gulf Country to 1900 by Greg Marks". Indigenous Law Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  4. ^ "A journey into Downer's dark past by Alan Ramsey". The Sydney Morning Herald June 1, 2005. 2005-06-01. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Northern Territory Library Update:Heritage Services" (PDF). Northern Territory Library. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  6. ^ "Paddy Cahill of Oenpelli by John Mulvaney". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 

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