Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award - Past Winners
The Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award has recognised the efforts and talents of historians and writers since 2004.
|Year||Winners and Finalists|
Winner: Unmaking Angas Downs: Myth and History on a Central Australian Pastoral Station, by Shannyn Palmer.
Highly Commended: Telling Tennant's Story: The Strange Career of the Great Australian Silence, by Dean Ashenden.
Finalist: Wild Dogs of Song: The Palmerston (Darwin) Dingo Glee Club, 1895-1905, by Paolo Fabris and Steven Farram.
Winner: Return to Uluru, by Mark McKenna.
Highly Commended: Writing in the Sand, by Matt Garrick.
Finalist: The History of the Northern Territory Stolen Generations, by Maisie Austin.
Finalist: Too Much Cabbage and Jesus Christ, by Catherine Bishop.
Finalist: Living in Hope; the complete memoirs of Frank Byrne, by Frank Byrne.
Winner: The Bible in Buffalo Country: Oenpelli Mission 1925-1931, by Sally May, Laura Rademaker, Donna Nadjamerrek & Julie Narndal Gumurdul.
Highly Commended: The Cummings Family: Family, Belonging and Connection to Country, by Maisie Austin and Matthew Stephen.
Finalist: Port Essington: The British in North Australia 1838-49, by Derek Pugh.
Finalist: Power and Protection: The contest between the Government Residents and the medical Protectors of the Aborigines in South Australia’s Northern Territory, by Brian Reid. : Oenpelli Mission 1925-1931
Winner: Northern Dreams: The Politics of Northern Development in Australia by Lyndon Megarrity
Finalist: Found in Translation: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission by Laura Rademaker
Honourable Mention: Forgotten Country: A Short History of Central Australia by Alan Powell
Honourable Mention: Olive Pink: Artist, Activist and Gardener by Gillian Ward
Honourable Mention: Walking with camels - the story of Bertha Strehlow by Leni Shilton
Winner: A Stubborn City: Darwin 1911-1978 by Kathy De La Rue
Finalist: Charles James Kirkland: The Life and Times of a Pioneer Newspaperman in the Top End of Australia by Steven Farram
Honourable Mention: Quincy and the Sheriff by Robyn Smith
Winner: Alice Springs: From Singing Wire to Iconic Outback Town by Stuart Traynor
Finalist: Remember Me Kindly: A History of the Holtze Family in the Northern Territory by Deborah Bisa
Winner: The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading by Julia Martinez and Adrian Vickers
Finalist: Silent Pearls: Old Japanese Graves in Darwin and the History of Pearling by John Lamb
Honourable Mention: Gulf Country Songbook: Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gudanji by Karin Riederer, Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gudanji families
Winner: Radar Gunner by Dick Dakeyne
Finalist: Warning by Sophie Cunningham
Winner: Maningrida: A History of the Aboriginal Township in Arnhem Land by Helen Bond Sharp
Finalist: Carrier Attack Darwin 1942: The Complete Guide to Australia’s Own Pearl Harbour by Dr Tom Lewis and Peter Ingham
Winner: Tiwi: Art, History, Culture by Jennifer Isaacs
Finalist: The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the Emergence of Indigenous Rights by Jane Lydon
Winner: Great Central State: The Foundation of Northern Territory by Jack Cross
Finalist: Gumbuli of Ngukurr: Aboriginal Elder in Arnhem Land by Murray Seiffert
Winner: No Place Like Home by Dr Mickey Dewar
Finalist: Northern Voyagers: Australia’s Monsoon Coast in Maritime History by Alan Powell
|2010||Winner: An Awkward Truth by Peter Grose|
|2009||Winner: Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists by Vivien Johnson|
Winner Yalangbara: Art of the Djang’kawu by Banduk Marika and the Rirratjingu clan, edited by Margie West
Winner: Ochre and Rust by Philip Jones
Finalist: Alone on the Soaks by Alex Kruger and Gerrard Waterford
Winner: Empty North: The Japanese Presence and Australian Reactions 1860s to 1942 by Dr Pam Oliver
Finalist: Through Chinese Eyes: The Chinese Experience in the Northern Territory 1874-2004 by Glenice Yee
Winner: Frontier Justice: A History of the Gulf Country to 1900 by Tony Roberts
Finalist: Southport Northern Territory 1869-2002 by Marge Duminski
Winner: Paddy Cahill of Oenpelli by John Mulvaney
Finalist: The Evolution of Darwin 1869-1911 by Kathy de la Rue
Winner: Acclimatisation: Architecture at the Top End of Australia by David Bridgman
Finalist: Tom and Jack: A Frontier Story by Geraldine Byrne