Winners of the 2015 NSW Premier's History Awards have been announced as part of the official launch of NSW History Week. We were delighted to learn that The Lost Legions of Fromelles by Peter Barton has been named joint winner of the Australian First World War History Prize, while The Luck of the Irish by Babette Smith won the NSW Community and Regional History Prize.
Eight judges considered 180 entries across the six prize categories. NSW Premier Mike Baird, said: “These awards celebrate the great achievements of our historians who provide compelling insights into our past and keep our nation’s historical legacy alive,”
“I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s winners who have spent time researching and analysing past events to allow the stories of our nation to be retold for generations to come.”