Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History
The Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History was created by the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard following the Australian History Summit held in Canberra on 17 August 2006. The Summit looked at how the Australian government could strengthen Australian history in the school curriculum. The winner (or winners) receive a gold medallion and a grant worth A$100,000.
The prize is awarded to an individual or a group, for an outstanding publication or body of work that contributes significantly to an understanding of Australian history. The subject of works submitted can include, but are not limited to:
- historical events;
- historical figures (including biographies) and
- work covering a relevant subject.
2007 inaugural prize
- Les Carlyon for The Great War
- Peter Cochrane for Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy
- David Branagan for TW Edgeworth David: A Life
- Josephine Flood for The Original Australians: Story of the Aboriginal People
- Tom Griffiths for Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica
- Robert Kenny for The Lamb Enters the Dreaming: Nathanael Pepper and the Ruptured World
- John Fitzgerald for Big White Lie: Chinese Australians in White Australia
- Philip Jones for Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers
- Paul Rudd, Stephen Amezdroz, Tony Wright, Wain Fimeri and Matthew Thomason for Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery
- Martin Butler and Bentley Dean for the documentary film Contact
- Grace Karskens for The Colony: A History of Early Sydney
- Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds for Drawing the Global Colour Line
- Various authors for First Australians
- Robin Gerster for Travels in Atomic Sunshine: Australia and the Occupation of Japan
- Jim Davidson for A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W K Hancock
- Peter Stanley for Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War
- James Curran and Stuart Ward for The Unknown Nation; Australia After Empire
- Paul Daley for Beersheba: A Journey through Australia’s Forgotten War
- Kirsten McKenzie for A Swindler's Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty
- Penny Russell for Savage or Civilised? Manners in Colonial Australia
- Winners 
- Bill Gammage for The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aboriginies Made Australia
- Winners 
- Ross McMullin for Farewell, dear people
- Winners 
- Joan Beaumont for Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War
- Hal G.P. Colebatch for Australia's Secret War: How unionists sabotaged our troops in World War II
- Winners 
- Ross Coulthart for Charles Bean (HarperCollins Publishers)
- David Horner for The Spy Catchers—The Official History of ASIO Vol 1 (Allen & Unwin)
- Australian History Summit 2006 Archived 3 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- Australian History Prize Archived 27 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Poets and Historians to be Honoured in Literary Awards", Prime Minister of Australia, 1 December 2011
- "The 2008 Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History", Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
- "2009 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History", Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
- "2010/2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History", Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
- "Prime Minister's Literary Award winners"
- "2014 Prime Minister's Literary Award winners"
- 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards winners announced