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Grace Karskens Grace Karskens i(A137066 works by)
Born: Established: 1958 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Associate Professor Grace Karskens has been the Convenor of Australian Studies Program in the School of History and Philosophy at the University of New South Wales. Her books include Holroyd: A Social History of Western Sydney (1990), The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney (1997), Inside the Rocks: The Archaeology of a Neighbourhood (1999); and The Colony: A History of Early Sydney (2009), which won the 2010 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non Fiction; and People of the River : Lost Worlds of Early Australia (2020), which was shortlisted for the Indie Awards (non-fiction) and a range of other awards.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 joint winner Ernest Scott Prize for 'People of the River' (joint winner with a Aotearoa / New Zealand scholar).
2021 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards The Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History for 'People of the River'.
2021 winner New South Wales Premier's History Prize Australian History Prize for 'People of the River'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Nah Doongh's Song Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2020 17067125 2019 single work biography 'Nah Doongh was among the first generation of Aboriginal children who grew up in a conquered land. She was born around 1800 in the Country near present-day Kingswood, just south-east of Moorroo Morack, Penrith, and she lived until the late 1890s. Her life spanned the first century of colonisation, from the invasion of her Country to the years approaching Federation. She was a contemporary of the famous Hawkesbury River matriarch and landowner Maria Lock and of the astonishing Lake Macquarie religious seer and teacher Biraban.' (Introduction)
2019 winner The Calibre Prize
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