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Shortlist announced for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award 2017

Department of Tourism and Culture, Director Northern Territory Library Patrick Gregory today announced the shortlist for the 2017 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.

“The 2017 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award recognises the most significant contribution to Northern Territory history published in 2016,” Mr Gregory said.

“The Northern Territory Library received a total of 15 entries for the 2017 Award; more than double the number of entries from 2015 and two more than last year.”

The four shortlisted books vying for the Award are:

The panel of expert judges said there was an exceptionally strong field of entries this year.

“From beautifully-presented pictorial works to detailed academic texts, there
was a wide range of works which examined political, personal and military history in many regions of the Northern Territory,” the panel said.

“It is heartening to see such high quality books being produced about the Northern Territory; a place of rich history and stories, many still untold.”

The 15 entries included:

The Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award has been administered by the Northern Territory Library since its creation in 2004.

The winner of the 2017 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award will be announced on Wednesday 28 June.

For more information and to view past winners visit nt.gov.au/history-book-award

Media contact – Patrick Gregory, Director, Northern Territory Library - 8922 0720