Chief Minister’s History Book Award 2022

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Submissions are now open for the Chief Minister’s History Book Award 2022.

Each year the Chief Minister presents this award with a cash prize of $1000 to the most significant book about the history of the Northern Territory.

The Chief Minister’s History Book Award 2021 was awarded to the Bible in Buffalo Country, Oenpelli Mission, 1925-1931. Written by Sally K May, Laura Rademaker, Donna Nadjamerrek and Julie Narndal Gumurdul, the book highlights the six difficult years in the lives of the missionaries, Alf and Mary Dyer, in their quest to bring Christianity to a former buffalo shooting camp in Oenpelli (Gunbalanya).

Submissions must be:

  • a work on NT History
  • written in English or one of the First Nations languages
  • offered for general sale
  • published between 1 January and 31 December 2021.

Applications close midnight 11 April 2022.

The shortlist will be announced in June, with the winner announced at the Award Ceremony in July.

For more information or to apply visit LANT.

Pictured: CEO of Injalak Arts Gunbalanya Mike Stitfold with Authors of “The bible in buffalo country” Oenpelli mission 1925-1931, the Chief Minister’s NT History Book Award winners for 2021, Laura Rademaker, Donna Nadjamerrek and Sally K May, and co-manager of Injalak Arts and cover artist of “The bible in buffalo country” Oenpelli mission 1925-1931, Gabriel Maralngurr.

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