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HCNSW Annual History Awards



The HCNSW Annual History Awards celebrate history in all its diverse forms.  From the history makers and its thinkers to collective memory and multicultural history, our Awards & Prizes support and acknowledge contributions towards historical practice and theory, through exploring the past to engage and inform the memories and historical narrative of our present and future communities.


About the HCNSW’s Annual History Awards


Our awards foster excellence in Australian historical writing, showcase and reward best practice, and advance and promote public understanding and appreciation of history.

We offer a number of prestigious annual awards totaling $5,500 in prize money, with Honorable Mention citations also awarded where appropriate.  The Awards Judging Panel consists of leading academics from NSW universities, representing our Cultural Partners, as well as a delegate of the Professional Historians Association (NSW & ACT).

Information about past & current years’ winners can be found via the Annual History Awards dropdown menu above.


Annual History Citation


Each year the History Council of NSW, via nominations from General Council members, awards the Annual History Citation to an eminent historian to honour a lifetime of service to history.

The Citation recognises individuals for outstanding research and scholarship and acknowledges their broader contribution through teaching, leadership, mentoring and community involvement.

The History Council of NSW also supports Create NSW in its administration of the NSW Premier’s History Awards and Fellowships in partnership with the State Library of NSW. This event, which traditionally signals the start of History Week each year, is held at the State Library of NSW on the first Friday of September.

Further information about the winners of each years Awards & the Annual History Citation can be found on each year’s Awards page, accessible via the dropdown menu at the top of this screen.

If you have any questions please contact us and subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive announcements.




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