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Maritime History Prizes

The Australian National Maritime Museum, with the Australian Association for Maritime History (AAMH), jointly sponsors two maritime history prizes every two years. Both prizes promote a broad view of maritime history that demonstrates how the sea and maritime influences have been central to shaping Australia, its people and its culture.

The 2019 Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize

The 2019 Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize of $5,000 will be be awarded for a non-fiction book treating any aspect of maritime history relating to or affecting Australia, written or co-authored by an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018.

The 2019 Australian Community Maritime History Prize

The 2019 Australian Community Maritime History Prize of $2,000 is to be awarded to a regional or local museum or historical society for a publication (book, booklet, educational resource kit, DVD or other print or digital media, including websites, databases and oral histories) relating to an aspect of maritime history of that region or community, and published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018. The winner will also receive a year’s subscription to the Australian Association for Maritime History and a year’s subscription to the Australian National Maritime Museum’s journal Signals.

Nominations close: 31 July 2019.

For details on how to nominate and other entry guidelines, please visit the website.

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