The 2021 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Winner

We are delighted to announce that People of the River by Grace Karskens has won the 2021 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Australian History!

The rest of the winners and more information can be found here.


People of the River

by Grace Karskens

A landmark history of Australia's first successful settler farming area, which was on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Award-winning historian Grace Karskens uncovers the everyday lives of ordinary people in the early colony, both Aboriginal and British.

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