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Shortlist announced for the 2019 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture’s Northern Territory Library has revealed the shortlist for this year’s Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture Senior Director of NT Library and Archives, Patrick Gregory, said the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award recognises the most significant historical book about the Northern Territory published in the previous calendar year.

“We are always amazed by the breadth, quality and diversity of the entries, and this year is no exception, with a large number of exceptionally high quality publications submitted,” Mr Gregory said.

The expert judging panel of historians and academics were impressed by this year’s submissions.

“The submissions for 2019 varied widely, from academic to pictorial works, military history to Institutional contributions and poetry; we were engaged and absorbed in the historical works presented and appreciated the range of writing styles”  the panel said.

The shortlisted books are:

The 16 entries were:

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 2019 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 2 July at Northern Territory Library in Parliament House.

For more information, visit: https://ntl.nt.gov.au/chief-ministers-northern-territory-history-book-award

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