‘Minding Her Own Business’ shortlisted

Congratulations to Catherine Bishop, whose book Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ashurst Business Literature Prize, an award established to encourage and recognise the highest standards of literary commentary on Australian business and financial affairs. Further information.

‘Across the Seas’ wins 2016 CHASS Australia Prize

Congratulations to AHA member Klaus Neumann, whose book Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History has won the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. The prize, announced on 21 October, was awarded to the Australian writer whose non-fiction book published in 2015 contributed most to Australian cultural and intellectual life. Further details.   Read more …

CHASS 2016 book prize shortlist

Congratulations to AHA’s Frank Bongiorno, whose book The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia has been shortlisted for the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ 2016 book prize. Also shortlisted are historians Klaus Neumann, for Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees, and Brenda Niall for Mannix. Further information.

Congratulations to AHA member winners of 2015 Queensland Literary Awards!

Libby Connors is the winner of the Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance for her book Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier (Allen & Unwin). Read the University of Southern Queensland news item. Carolyn Holbrook is the winner of the University of Southern Queensland History Read more …